The RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Primary Teachers

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472585196
Release Date: 2014-08-31
Genre: Education

Developed by one of the world's leading theatre companies, this fantastic resource offers teachers a practical, drama-based approach to teaching and appreciating three of Shakespeare's most popular plays: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The toolkit brings the plays alive as performance pieces, with Primary pupils undertaking drama-based explorations of the text that take them through much of the play. Teachers' notes and accompanying photocopiable worksheets offer a lesson-by-lesson teaching route through each of the three plays in turn. The schemes of work offer teachers a route through each play that has been designed to be flexible and to bolt on to what they already teach. The schemes comprise a series of lessons that can either be followed in their entirety as a stand-alone scheme of work or which can be dipped into by teachers wanting to augment their existing schemes of work.

RSC School Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare
ISBN: 0198369263
Release Date: 2016-09-19

This exciting new series, produced in partnership with the RSC, is designed to introduce students to Shakespeare's plays. Using trusted and established RSC approaches and vibrant RSC performance photographs, the series brings Shakespeare's plays to life in the classroom and establishes a deeper understanding and lasting appreciation of his work.

A Midsummer Night s Dream Propeller Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781849436748
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: Drama

One of Shakespeare’s most original and eloquent plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream brilliantly interweaves four contrasting groups of characters to present a many-sided view of love in all its aspects: its joys and sadness, its idealism and selfishness, its physical and spiritual elements. This performing edition was prepared for Propeller’s all-male company of twelve actors, at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury, and toured the West End in 2003. Propeller’s markedly contemporary approach to Shakespeare brought great success for Rose Rage, their version of the Henry VI plays, whichwon the TMA/Barclays Theatre Award for the best touring production of 2001.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
Release Date: 2011-07-15
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This new edition of one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, developed by and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, features a Foreword by comedian, writer and actor Marc Wootton, who played Bottom in the 2011 RSC production. Its easily accessible layout and elegant design make it the ideal gift for any special occasion.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Modern Library Classics
ISBN: 9780812969122
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Drama

Contains Shakespeare's play involving young Athenian lovers, a boisterous group of local tradesmen, and the monarchs and subjects of the fairy kingdom; and includes textual notes, scene-by-scene analyses, an introduction to Shakespeare's theater career, and a chronology of Shakespeare's works.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author: Jay L. Halio
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719062217
Release Date: 2003-09-20
Genre: Drama

After an historical survey of A Midsummer Night's Dream from Shakespeare's time through to the 19th century, Jay Halio focuses primarily on 20th century productions and adaptations, for film and television as well as for the stage. Chapters are devoted to productions by Max Reinhardt, Peter Hall, Robert Lepage, and especially to Peter Brook's landmark production in 1970 and the reactions to it. Using a wealth of personal experience, as well as original promptbooks and critical reviews, Halio shows how differently but still very effectively the play may be staged, as the wide variety of plays he records. This second, enlarged edition contains three new chapters on Adrian Noble's RSC production and film, Michael Hoffman's film, and the Dream in China. Written in clear, jargon-free language, this is the only book so far in print that offers an extended study of major 20th-century productions of the Dream in their historical context.

Shakespeare A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author: Nicolas Tredell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137075833
Release Date: 2010-05-06
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Midsummer Night's Dream is an enchanting and extraordinary comedy. With its rich poetry and vigorous prose, and its combination of magic, myth, romance and humour, it ranks among Shakespeare's most popular and memorable plays. However, it has also increasingly been recognized as a profound and penetrating exploration of love, desire, gender, social hierarchy, dramatic art, imagination and vision. In this Reader's Guide, Nicolas Tredell: • explores the key critical responses to the play, from the late seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries • provides succinct and searching accounts of the most vibrant commentaries and interpretations • sets these accounts in their critical, theoretical and historical contexts. Informed and incisive, this survey is an invaluable resource for students, teachers and all those who wish to enhance their grasp of Dream criticism and engage in the ongoing critical debates about the play.

A Midsummer Night s Dream

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781408142776
Release Date: 2017-07-27
Genre: Drama

The Arden Shakespeare is the established edition of Shakespeare's work. Justly celebrated for its authoritative scholarship and invaluable commentary, Arden editions guide you to a richer understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's plays. This edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream provides a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text and a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play. The editor brings fresh perspectives on global productions and adaptations of this most-loved of Shakespeare's comedies.

Staging the play

Author: Norah Lambourne
Publisher: Studio
ISBN: STANFORD:36105047831818
Release Date: 1956
Genre: Performing Arts


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486132655
Release Date: 2012-04-25
Genre: Drama

DIVTowering tragedy tells the story of a Moorish general who earns the enmity of his ensign Iago when he passes him over for a promotion. Masterly portrait of an archvillain. Explanatory footnotes. /div

Angus McBean

Author: Angus McBean
ISBN: UCSC:32106018471018
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Photography

"Angus McBean (1904-90) was one of the most extraordinary British photographers of the twentieth century. From the early 1930s to the late 1980s he inspired generations of artistic and cultural figures with his inventive portraiture." "His early portraits of stars, such as Peggy Ashcroft, Audrey Hepburn, Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, contrast starkly with later commissions to photograph Cliff Richard, Shirley Bassey and the Beatles. In the midst of this work, McBean developed the surrealist techniques with which he is now best associated, for example depicting the actress Dorothy Dickson as a water lily and Vivien Leigh as a Greek goddess." "Throughout his long career McBean retained a cult status. For the first time since his death, this book brings together colour prints from the 1960s, including the shot of the Beatles leaning over the balcony at their recording studios, used on the album cover Please Please Me, and his celebrated series of self-portraits, which he sent out as Christmas cards. Terence Pepper's account of McBean's life and work includes extracts from the photographer's unpublished autobiography and is illustrated throughout with full-page reproductions."--BOOK JACKET.