Literature and Language plays and interactive workshops in School
English Literature Plays, Novels Poetry & Prose. Old and New Syllabus. Language & Communications Development.
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Revise, Reinforce, Revitalise Students' Confidence and Enthusiasm!
Our team of trained practitioners offer a choice of half and full day sessions.
These sessions consist of an hours' performance and a follow up workshop to cement students' understanding of the text, and allow them to study pivotal moments in memorable ways.
Each Performance and Academic Workshop will include the assessment criteria leaving students with the confidence and ability to approach the English Literature examination with enthusiasm and inspiration.
Following the Revision Sessions the student will have gained the ability to:
1. Respond personally to texts using key quotes & references as backup evidence support of their ideas.
2. Analyse language, form and structure.
3. Understand relationships between texts and contexts.
4. Develop a deeper understanding of the story, plot, characters, motives, style, major themes, historical and social context.
5. Respond to Shakespeare plays/texts with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the writer, verse and prose, style, context, historical and social context, characters and themes.
We're able to offer a wide range of performances to match the syllabus. Below is just a selection of the shows we provide.
Romeo & Juliet
Much A Do About Nothing
The Merchant of Venice
And Many More!
William Golding - Lord of the Flies
AQA Anthology - Telling Tales
George Orwell - Animal Farm
Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go
Meera Syal - Anita and Me
Stephen Kelman - Pigeon English
Love and Relationships
Power & Conflict
The performance and educational fun interactive workshops caters for all learning styles helping students to reach their full potential and get quick results.
Each performance is approximately one hour long. The performances are high quality, professional and true to the playwright’s intentions, setting and text. Each performance uses traditional costumes, music and props and includes all major characters, scenes and turning points, identifiable with a young modern audience.
Explore literature in depth by SEEING, LISTENING AND EXPERIENCING. Shakespeare! Poetry & Prose! Plays! Novels! “Brought off the page”! Language!
Effective Analysis Performances Workshops
Seeing, Hearing, Experiencing
Accelerated learning In a Flexible, Faster, Fun way!
Say Two's high quality performances and fun educational interactive practical workshops are concerned with encouraging students to develop effective analysis, tools and techniques, by engaging, inspiring and encouraging students to discuss, analyse and present their own personal views, using back up evidence from the set studied texts. The accelerated learning is achieved by witnessing, exploring and bringing key sections of the text off the page.
Students are encouraged to approach different texts using critical evaluation and discussion. Say Two offers a diverse range of high quality English Literature plays, poetry and texts for customers to choose from. Each package is individually tailor-made to suit specific needs. Let us know what you require and we will produce it for you at affordable prices.
The fun interactive workshops develop a deeper understanding of the themes, events, language, phrases, story, plot and literary devices, enabling students to understand the importance of clear, concise communication skills and presentation of personal responses to different texts. Students analyse the writer’s social, historical context to inform and create an impact along with analysing the use of literary terminology, metaphor, phrase, metre, irony and figures of speech in a fun way. Students will develop a deeper understanding of how a writer's form, structure and language contributes to the presentation of specific texts.
SHAKESPEARE Performance Workshop Package
Understanding Shakespeare - a faster fun way to learn
See it! Hear it! Act it! Pick ANY Shakespeare play and we perform it.
ROMEO & JULIET
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
TAMING OF THE SHREW
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
During the accompanying interactive workshop, students have the opportunity to analyse the text in a fast fun way, bringing the enduring themes, language, characters, story, plot and social, historical and cultural context imaginatively ‘off the page’, using traditional costumes, props, swords, set, music and sound effects.
EXPLORING POETRY & PROSE PACKAGE
POETRY THROUGH TIME & CONTEMPORARY POETRY BROUGHT TO YOU
Half or full day sessions available
The specialist poetry and prose workshop develops student’s deeper understanding of the tools and techniques, rhythms, rhyming couplets, literary devices used to develop poetry across time.
The workshop includes: A Power Point presentation, aims and objectives, fun activities, practical exercises, how to bring the poems off the page, using student’s creative ideas and imagination in a fun educational way.
Deep analysis of the poems is approached in a fun way, using comparisons, making links, annotation, discussions, games and activities.
The practical hands on section of the workshop, aims to bring the poems ‘off the page’ developing a deeper appreciation and understanding of the difference between poetry and prose. The students develop their own creative interpretation of the poems using costumes, music, sound effects and physical theatre.
The final section of the workshop consists of writing a short analysis using comparisons and discoveries made during the previous sessions, making use of their writing techniques and new skills.
The whole session culminates with the students performing sections of their chosen poems, using presentation skills they have learned during the coaching session of the workshop. This section focuses on:
The use of inflections (rising and falling)
Vowels and Consonants
Clarity and Diction
Colouring key words and phrases
CHOOSE A TEXT
WE CAN TAILOR-MAKE IT SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU
We will bring your chosen text ‘off the page’. Watch the story & plot, characters, setting and context brought imaginatively to life. A carefully edited one hour performance
Each performance is accompanied by a one hour educational workshop focusing on any specific topic required. The workshops aim to tailor make each session to support individual teacher and student's learning criteria.
For further information please telephone: 01772 452 361 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Say Two are a leading player in the field of Education and have been established for over 25 years.
Touring nationally and internationally into Primary and Secondary educational establishments. Featured regularly by the BBC. The company tailor make plays, adapt novels, produce Performers Poetry, along with Educational & Fun Interactive workshops tailor-made to suit you individual needs.
Lord Of The Flies........
The 19th Century Novel
Robert Louis Stevenson -
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens - Great Expectations
Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre
Mary Shelley - Frankenstein
Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Sign of Four
JB Priestley - An Inspector Calls
Willy Russell - Blood Brothers
Alan Bennet - The History Boys
Dennis Kelly – DNA
Simon Stephens - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-
Time (play script)
Shelagh Delaney - A Taste of Honey