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Oxford Playscripts for KS3

Oxford Playscripts

Bringing theatre to your classroom for over 20 years: popular adaptations and original drama

Oxford Playscripts

Bringing theatre to your classroom for over 20 years: popular adaptations and original drama

Specially selected for your 11-14 students, this series is an ideal way to introduce them to thought-provoking, challenging and accessible, classic and modern plays.

  • 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:

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Oxford Playscripts: Cowgirl

This highly engaging adaptation of G.R. Gemin's award-winning novel is a great way to introduce your class to contemporary texts. With 30 speaking parts and a chorus, Cowgirl is perfect for reading or performing. As well as the playscript, this adaptation includes inspiring activities and engaging drama techniques.

Reviews

  • This series deserves great success in schools because it presents far more than good acting opportunities. The plays open up new fields of knowledge and experience, as the best fiction and drama should.

    Times Educational Supplement

  • We are currently doing this in our English class and it is amazing! I had read some of Terry Pratchett's books before but never the Johnny Maxwell one's. Reading it as a play is just as exciting as the book. It contains most of the original humour and text. All of our class really enjoy it!

    5 star Amazon review

  • An excellent, breezy, entertaining play with lots of potential for theatrical business and opportunities for the involvement of all of your pupils/drama group. I would gladly do it again.

    5 star Amazon review

  • This is a great way of drawing younger teenagers into the classics and is very easy to stage

    5 star Amazon review

  • The kids can really have a lot of fun with the quirky style and the character of the Pardoner always gets an enthusiastic response. The Canterbury Tales are wonderful stories which deserve retelling, and this book is a great introduction to the work. It is an ideal way to introduce Chaucer to teens who might be intimidated by jumping straight into the middle English of the original.

    5 star Amazon review

  • Lively, upbeat, great fun: lots of staging and props ideas for the novice director, those with more experience will enjoy being more experimental. Props plot can be quite complicated. Great for Yr 9s

    5 star Amazon review

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