Steven Berkoff: A Complete Guide for A Level AQA

Using theatre to express his political views and push the boundaries of genres, Steven Berkoff is widely recognised as one of the most influential and controversial practitioners of the last 50 years. With a highly physical performance style and stark production design, there is much in his work that students will find both challenging and rewarding.

Very useful practical ideas

R Crosbie, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

These engaging notes and inspired activities will bring Berkoff’s fascinating style to life! Students will explore, interpret and gain full appreciation of his work and ethos:

  • Comprehensive and captivating notes cover Berkoff from all angles
    • Including context, beginnings, works, purpose, practice, methods, techniques, influences, and collaborations.
  • Imaginative activities inform students’ interpretations by exploring ideas and experimenting with techniques.
    • Perfect balance of practical and non-practical tasks – including reflection, writing and research.
  • Dedicated assessment section offers practical advice on how to apply Berkoff to the relevant components: Component 2: Creating Original Drama and Component 3: Making Theatre
    • Plus! Assessment 'Top Tips' throughout

With detailed indicative content and full teacher’s notes provided, this essential guide helps students develop their knowledge and understanding of Berkoff as a practitioner.

Very well researched resource

A Warren, Teacher & Peer Reviewer