Best Daze of Your Life: An Original Play for KS3
A 1-hour original play which cleverly explores characterisation and stereotypes in a playful and accessible way by charting one boy's progress through high school, comparing it with the fantasy school lives of a fictional pre-war public school and a television "Glee" style American high school.Uses:
- Split stage narrative techniques
- 34 cast members, but can be achieved using 14 (guidance given)
- Springboards for discussion and other creative activities
Great for a whole school play, as well as in-class role play.
I laughed throughout the play! It was a great 'page turner' and an audience would absolutely love to see this...
...The moral at the end, with the final comments, really made it worthwhile. A very good 'message' throughout the resource
What do teachers say about this resource? (5350, 5349)
I laughed throughout the play! It was a great 'page turner' and an audience would absolutely love to see this. In addition, students should really connect with this type of play... The moral at the end, with the final comments really made it worthwhile. A very good 'message' throughout the resource... This play will be a favourite at schools due to the fact of the low budget set i.e. there is not really one there! The play relies on the acting skills and the lighting design to tell the story... Students taking part in this play will learn about different genres and styles. They will also learn about technical elements, e.g. split staging, direct address and lighting design... can be integrated into many different areas of the curriculum... a very flexible and worthy addition to the play shelf in the drama studio... A lovely play... very funny and can be accessible to all.
What do teachers say about this resource? (5349, 5350)
A bright, easy read... covers an area that is sadly missing at this age range... From a drama methodology perspective, there is scope to use a range of conventions and to explore dramatic form... Cracking pace and the play springboards into many creative spin-offs and topics for discussion... The play lends itself to much development and discussion, in English, Drama, History and PSHE... It is fun