A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Practical Activity Pack for GCSE Drama

A wide range of stand-alone activities to teach this GCSE classic – for any unit or component!


Whimsical and fantastical, exciting and engaging, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most playful pieces, making it a great choice of text to teach at GCSE.

Set text for: AQA (also suitable
for use with all other exam boards).

Comprehensive collections of diverse and engaging exercises cover the play from all angles. Pick and choose to complement your scheme of work and enhance learning:

  • Whole-text, summative and contextual activities provide a solid foundation for learning
  • Scene-by-scene tasks allow for in-depth, practical investigation of key themes and moments
  • Activities include: Mythology, What is Love?, Magic vs. Reality, The Fairies Enter, The Court and The Woods, Lighting the Forest, Seduction 101, Led Astray, Making Magic, A Stage Upon a Stage... and more!
  • ‘Staging the text’ section facilitates further exploration of performance and design

Plus! Dedicated ‘exam practice’ essay questions encourage students to effectively apply their skills and knowledge

Fully matched to GCSE exam board requirements, and with an activity overview grid, teacher’s notes and suggested answers for easy planning and assessment.

Teachers will be able to offer activities that challenge all students no matter what ability

H Gravestock, Drama Teacher & Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (9085)

This is a good resource that offers exercises that range from easy to more complex. This range means that teachers will be able to offer activities that challenge all students no matter what ability. The tasks are creative and engaging and will keep students interested in learning and finding out more about the play

H Gravestock, Drama Teacher & Peer Reviewer