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Oxford Playscripts: Salem

What happened when the people of Salem spoke out after the execution of the witches in 1692? Who can be trusted?

David Calcutt

Suitable for:  GCSE/KS3 English and Drama students

Price:  £10.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-832103-3
Publication date: 28/06/2007
Paperback: 120 pages
Dimensions: 216x170mm

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Description

An engaging classroom playscript. In 1692, 19 people were executed for witchcraft and the whole village was engulfed in fear. But what actually happened in Salem? This play re-tells the Witch Trials by combining historical evidence with a healthy dose of imagination, and exploring the build-up of hysteria in the village. It covers important issues of prejudice and peer pressure, gang mentality, suspicion and fear.

A more accessible version of events, Salem is ideal for preparation work for The Crucible. It also acts as an interesting comparison text to Miller's play, placing emphasis on different events and characters.

New, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing.


Features

  • Exciting adaptations of modern and classic novels, and a range of original plays
  • Motivating activities focusing on performance, close text analysis, language and structure, together with varied creative tasks
  • Insights into the plays by the authors and adaptors
  • Notes on props and staging

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