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Richard II - Teacher Packs

Teacher Pack 1 2013

An introductory Teachers' pack based on the Gregory Doran 2013 production of Richard II which opens on 10 October at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and runs until 16 November 2013.

This pack uses the process of the production's director to introduce the context and themes of Richard II and is supported by two further packs.

Activities include:
- Exploring the context of the Royal court
- Looking at poetry and verse
- Examining themes
- Establishing plot

Suitable for: Secondary

Teacher Pack 1 2013

Teacher Pack 2 2013

A Teachers' pack based on the Gregory Doran 2013 production of Richard II which opens on 10 October at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and runs until 16 November 2013.

This pack tracks the journey of an Actor through rehearsals to explore the language and key scenes of Richard II. It is the second of three packs that have been created around the 2013 production.

Activities include:
- Place and Speech
- Getting into Character
- Becoming a Leader
- Comparing the Courts

Suitable for: Secondary

Teacher Pack 2 2013

Teacher Pack 3 2013

A follow up Teachers' pack, designed to help students reflect after seeing the production, based on the Gregory Doran 2013 production of Richard II. The production opens on 10 October at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and runs until 16 November 2013.

This pack tracks the journey of the Designer, Stephen Brimson Lewis, and invites students to design their own production of Richard II.

Stages in this process include:
- Creating a Design Concept
- Designing the Set
- Crafting the Costumes
- Staging the Production

Suitable for: Secondary

Teacher Pack 3 2013

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