Tag Archives: Drama in schools

How to write a school play – an example from the late 1500s

In the Times Literary Supplement of July 1st Shakespeare Institute lecturer Martin Wiggins reports that the Elizabethan Club of Yale University has recently acquired the manuscript of Oedipus – a play for schoolchildren written in the late 16th century (the … Continue reading

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B2 or not B2? Shakespeare in the ELT classroom

What does the language of William Shakespeare have to offer to the learner of English as a foreign language? Many have at least a curiosity about the words of the best known poet and playwright in the English language. Also … Continue reading

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Football Story – a poem by John Foster

As nippers we were more than partial to the odd game of ‘footie’ played in the back yard. Jumpers or half-bricks as posts. It was always the world cup final and we were England. First one to 10. ‘Rush’ goalies, … Continue reading

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Stone Soup – a folktale for the classroom

Due to popular demand we’ve posted this brilliant version of Stone Soup. It’s taken from Erik K Taylor’s wonderful book ‘Using Folktales’ published by Cambridge University Press. It’s got a great chorus which lends itself to stirring vigorously and miming … Continue reading

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