The Duchess of Malfi: A Level English Literature Activity Pack

Set text for:
  • OCR A Level
  • Edexcel AS and A Level
  • Eduqas A Level

The Duchess of Malfi is a fascinating play; written by one of the most mysterious and enigmatic figures of English drama, John Webster, it contains some of the most extraordinary and bold images in the country’s dramatic tradition.

Activities include:

  • engaging questions
  • critical thinking
  • close reading
  • pair and group tasks
  • visual, audio and kinaesthetic tasks
  • further research

Accessible for every level and linked to the AOs throughout!

Plus! Answers to all activities included.

Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study

Appealing scene-by-scene tasks guide students through the play, allowing them to gain understanding and analytical skills while remaining engaged

Whole-text activities show the bigger picture, exploring key areas of: Characterisation • Relationships • Genre • Themes • Attitudes and Values • Writer's use of language • Form • Structure • Context

What do teachers say about this resource? (12345)

A well-researched and detailed resource, covering the key elements of the text. Context is explored in detail through the lens of social, historical, literary, and biographical background. There are a range of resources for pre-, during, and post- teaching. A super resource, particularly for those who are new to teaching the text... Well-organised, with a range of activities for different stages of teaching... Allows teachers to explore most AOs comprehensively. Engaging activities for learners, with a range of core and extension activities to challenge higher prior attainment learners to explore critical reading... Overall a great resource!

C Morris, Associate Head of English & Peer Reviewer