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Oxford Playscripts: accessible and engaging scripts for the KS3/11-14 English classroom and Drama studio

Oxford Playscripts

Bringing theatre to your classroom for over 25 years: popular adaptations and original drama

Each play within the Oxford Playscripts series has been chosen to work well within a KS3/11-14 classroom or drama studio, and are ideal ways to introduce students to thought-provoking, challenging and accessible, classic and modern plays.

The series has recently expanded to include four iconic Arthur Miller plays, suitable for GCSE/14-16 and AS/A Level. Click to find out more.

  • Can be used to introduce pre- and post-1914 texts
  • Ideal for reading in class or pushing the tables back for performances 
  • Each text contains introductions from the authors or adapters, with curriculum- focussed teachers notes and activities
  • A great way to cover the media component of your scheme of work
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Series contains:

37 Playscripts See all resources

New titles for 2019

A View from the Bridge

Set in Brooklyn, family secrets are unearthed, loyalties are challenged as Eddie Carbone is forced to play his part in the tragic finale.

All My Sons

Set following the end of World War Two, this play explores themes of guilt, loss and blame as a family comes to terms with the death of their son and brother.

Death of a Salesman

Exploring the disintegration of Willy Loman's mind, Arthur Miller's dramatisation of the failure of the American Dream is as relevant today as when first published in 1949.

The Crucible

Set during the Salem Witch trials of 1692, The Crucible exposes the tensions caused by gossip and rumour within a tight-knit community.

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Information about performing an Oxford Playscripts play

Oxford Playscripts: contemporary and classic plays for the classroom

Applying for a license

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Oxford Playscripts