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Greek Theatre

Greek Theatre

This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans is designed to be used as an introduction to ‘Greek Theatre’ for teachers of Drama.

The scheme encourages students to explore their imagination, use choral speech and unison, as well as go on to look at extracts of Oedipus, Persephone and a choral speech.


Teachers can use all or some of the resources in this pack to give a good understanding of Greek Theatre.

Full Scheme of Work suggested level Year 9 KS3


We have also included a bonus extension task that can be used, Nochara Endless Night, which works beautifully to instrumental music as a physical Greek Theatre piece, if time permits, that our teachers believe help the creative process.

  • Full scheme of work

    Lesson Objectives & Activities:


    Lesson 1: To establish what Greek theatre and chorus is. To create a mime of an everyday task in unison. Activities - Warm-up Introduction of Greek Theatre Students are to create a mime in unison of a simple everyday task and perform it to their peers


    Lesson 2: To work as part of a large group in unison. To express a more complex mime as chorus. Activities - Warm-up Students are now to work as part of a larger group creating a mime in unison of a more complex task, this will be performed at the end of the lesson. Students to take it turn to direct


    Lesson 3: To read and perform a section of choral speech. To rehearse using pitch, tone and pace. Activities - Warm-up Different story telling in different moods Students will rehearse a piece of choral speech and perform.


    Lesson 4: Be able to identify keywords from a piece of text. To perform a piece of text as a chorus, using voice and movement. Activities - Warm-up Students will now rehearse and perform a piece of text using chorus and a character.


    Lesson 5: Rehearse a Greek legend for assessment. Activities - Warm-up Students will be given the story of Persephone to rehearse using chorus and characters to perform for assessment next lesson.


    Lesson 6: Perform their Greek legend for assessment. Activities - Warm-up Performance of scenes to peers. Peer evaluation and teacher assessment.

  • Includes:

    • A lesson by lesson overview
    • Full lesson plans
    • An informative and instructive PowerPoint