Year 9

Shakespearean Comedy - The Tempest

Lessons (16)

  • In this lesson, we will check our prior knowledge of Shakespeare's world and Shakespearean context. We will then explore some key knowledge around Shakespeare's context, and also 'The Tempest'.
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  • In this lesson, we will start by recapping our knowledge of Shakespearean context, as well as the context of 'The Tempest'. We will then explore some of the key themes of the play before reading a summary of the story and applying these themes to the text.
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  • In this lesson, we will start by recapping our knowledge of the key themes of 'The Tempest'. We will then read the key moments of Act 1 Scene 1 and explore what different forms of power we see during the storm at the beginning.
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  • In this lesson, we will start by recapping the key events from Act 1 Scene 1. We will then explore the theme of power through the exchange between Miranda and Prospero in Act 1 Scene 2, as he reveals their dark past.
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  • In this lesson, we will start by recapping the important events of the play before reading the rest of Act 1 Scene 2 as Prospero interacts with Ariel. We will then analyse the relationship between Propsero and Ariel.
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  • In this lesson, we will first recap the relationship between the characters of Prospero and Ariel. We will then explore the interactions between Prospero and his other servant, Caliban. We will analyse how Caliban is bitter about his treatment as he reveals what the past was once like.
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  • In this lesson, we will explore Act 2 Scene 1 in relation to the theme of hope vs loss. Alonso is full of sorrow thinking his son is dead, whereas Gonzalo and Francisco offer humour and hope.
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  • In this lesson, we will focus on the introduction of two comedic characters: Stephano and Trinculo. We will explore the ways in which Shakespeare creates comedy and how these characters present themselves to Caliban.
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  • In this lesson, we will evaluate whether Caliban is mistreated and a victim, or whether he is villainous in his own right. We will reflect on his thoughts and things that torment him, as well as how Trinculo and Stephano treat him.
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  • In this lesson, we will plan and write an essay focusing on how Caliban is presented. We will start by looking at how he is presented during his first interaction with Prospero, before extending our analysis to include how he is presented in the play as a whole.
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  • In this lesson, we will explore the romantic aspect of 'The Tempest'. We will look at how the relationship between Ferdinand and Miranda is presented and then link this to the wider comedy genre.
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  • In this lesson, we will read about Stephano, Trinculo and Caliban's evil plots against Prospero, and explore why the audience would not take these seriously.
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  • In this lesson, we will explore the final moments of the play as Prospero addresses everybody on the island. We will analyse how he demonstrates empathy and forgiveness to those who have wronged him.
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  • In this lesson, we will explore how Prospero's final epilogue connects to the audience and what Shakespeare is saying about the nature of storytelling and theatre.
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  • In this lesson, we will evaluate and cast judgment on whether Prospero is a benevolent or malevolent character in the play, by exploring some of his key moments.
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  • In this lesson, we will plan an essay on how power is presented in 'The Tempest'. We will look at different types of power in the play, and then zoom in on Act 3 Scene 2 and think about how power is presented in that extract.
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