Students learn about language and structure when studying Othello This is the second of two Shakespeare masterclasses where Year 10 students from north London are studying Othello. In this programme, the emphasis is on story, soliloquy, structure and performance. Students use props and a few key quotes to play literary detectives and piece together the plot outline of Othello. Sequencing work on a key soliloquy follows and finally they get their hands on a copy of the play; they workshop a short key scene using the technique of Forum Theatre.
The aim is that by the end of these activities, the students are hopefully full of ideas and questions about Othello, more confident about Shakespeare’s language and eager to study the play in depth.

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