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Key Stage 2

THEME:
Inside a 19th Century Theatre

IMAGES:
Performance at the Royal Coburg, Lambeth (1822)   

STORIES:
The Alhambra

National Curriculum Links:

English EN3: to imagine and explore feelings and ideas, focusing on the creative uses of language.

English EN3:  to review and comment on what has been read, seen or heard, focusing on both the topic and the
writer's view of it.

History 2 (a) Pupils should be taught about characteristic features of the periods and societies studied, including the ideas, beliefs, attitudes and experiences of men, women and children in the past.

History 11 (a) Victorian Britain: ...the lives of men, women and children from different sections of society.



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Key Stage 2

THEME:
Victorian Stage Shows

IMAGES:
Novelty act at the Alhambra (1858)

Elephants at the City of London Theatre, Shoreditch (1846)
Performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre,1858
Masque at Covent Garden

Note that the two worksheets for this theme are designed to be used together in order to compare and contrast
the images.

National Curriculum Links:

English EN1: Group discussion and interaction

English EN1: use character, action and narrative to convey story, themes, emotions, ideas in plays they devise and script

English EN3:  to review and comment on what has been read, seen or heard, focusing on both the topic and
the writer's view of it.

History 4:  Pupils should be taught how to find out about the events, people and changes studied from an
appropriate range of sources of information, including ICT-based sources

History 5:  Pupils should be taught to communicate their knowledge and understanding of history in a
variety of ways [for example, drawing, writing, by using ICT]. 



Worksheets 1 and 2 - download now


Click here for proscenium arch image which can be printed out and used with Worksheet 2




Key Stage 3

THEME:
Women on the Stage

IMAGES:-  
Actress Mary Ann Keeley in a Breeches Role, 1840s
Rehearsal at Her Majesty’s Theatre, 1863

National Curriculum Links

History 2: to describe and analyse…the experiences and range of ideas, beliefs and attitudes of men, women and children in the past

History 4: to identify, select and use a range of appropriate sources of information including… pictures, photographs, music, museums, buildings and sites, and ICT-based sources… as a basis for independent historical enquiries.

English: EN1 To speak fluently and appropriately in different contexts, adapting their talk for a range of purposes and audiences.

English: EN3 Present material clearly, using appropriate layout, illustrations and organisation.
Key Stage Three Worksheet


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Key Stage 3

THEME:
Theatre audiences

NOTE:
The three worksheets for this theme are designed to be used together in order to compare and
contrast the images.

IMAGES:- 
Performance at the Royal Coburg, Lambeth, 1822
Royal box at Drury Lane, 1843
Masque at Covent Garden
Social levels: two plans for the New Theatre - Plan 1     Plan 2

STORIES:
Her Majesty’s Theatre
       
National Curriculum Links

History 2: to describe and analyse…the experiences and range of ideas, beliefs and attitudes of men, women and
children in the past

History 3b: Historical interpretation: ‘Pupils should be taught to evaluate interpretations’

History 4: to identify, select and use a range of appropriate sources of information including… pictures, photographs,
music, museums, buildings and sites, and ICT-based sources… as a basis for independent historical enquiries.

English En1: Group discussion: the range should include exploring, hypothesising, debating, analysing.

English En1: Drama: to use a variety of dramatic techniques to explore ideas, issues, texts and meanings.


Worksheets 1, 2, 3 - download now


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