A Midsummer Night's Dream for A Level English (2nd Ed.)
NOW INCLUDES: activities, notes on critical reception and OCR exam advice and practice questions.
The analysis and commentary are extremely useful and make life so much easier for the teacher
This user-friendly guide takes you step-by-step through the play using comprehensive notes and engaging activities.
- Focus learning on each scene’s structure | relationships | theatrical qualities | Shakespeare’s language
- Understand the overall themes and ideas of the play | key characters | language | critical ideas
- Practice for the OCR examination with sample questions and advice.
Thank you for developing a detailed and comprehensive guide to the play
What do teachers say about this resource? (4808)
I thought this was an excellent, detailed and relevant resource with many useful and varied activities for pupils. It covers many aspects including language, Elizabethan context, imagery and structure. The analysis and commentary are extremely useful and make life so much easier for the teacher. It gives pupils starting points for related creative writing pieces and drama activities designed to engage pupils and deepen their understanding. I liked the prompt questions for pupils which point out ambiguity and invite them to form their own opinions.
I think that this is a very thorough and well-researched resource that has been written by someone who really knows the play inside out. The critical references towards the back of the resource are also really helpful to start engaging pupils with AO3. The drama-based activities are excellent. Thank you for developing a detailed and comprehensive guide to the play.
It has a lot of complicated ideas that will catch a KS5 group's attention. The fact that the study sections of the resource are effectively split into Structure, Purpose, Theatrical Qualities, and Language, is a great selling point - again, it is unfussy and lays out the main focus points for analysis. A complex and productive blend of study and activity guide.
The educational value, for me, is really the interactivity specifically with the tasks which promote drama and theatricality - it helps to bring this Shakespearean comedy to life.