The 39 Steps: Exploratory Pack for GCSE

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Set text for GCSE AQA

A daring and skilful example of what can be achieved in theatre, the combination of multi-rolling, pastiche and clowning makes The 39 Steps a fun and fast-paced play to study at GCSE.

These ready-to-use, student-friendly notes and engaging exploratory activities combine to create the ultimate practical study pack for The 39 Steps.

  • Packed with practical, written, research and discussion tasks
  • Practice essay questions interwoven throughout
  • Key terms glossary
  • Teaching notes and indicative content
  1. Consolidate contextual understanding
    Find out how the playwright, the social, historical, political and cultural contexts and the performance context inform the play
  2. Explore the play scene by scene Get insightful commentary and analysis of relevant events and themes while considering the implications on performance, direction and design
  3. Uncover theatrical possibilities
    Take a closer look at production concepts, characterisation, staging, lighting, sound, props, costume and more in light of the whole play