The Wonderful World of Dissocia
This is a very mature and adult play to explore with AS level students, but it challenges them to explore theatre in new ways and I have found that students love the huge contrast between Act 1 and Act 2.
Before introducing the play I use the first lesson to explore the idea of in-yer-face theatre, which this play most certainly falls under.
Note: I have not included learning objectives for each session; instead I have included generic learning objectives which are reworded from the assessment criteria in the specification to ensure that students know what they are being marked on. I replace ‘the eight elements’ with the appropriate focus in the session. Where homework is not set it should comprise the completion of notes.
By the end of this scheme of work students should have:
- Creatively explored ‘the eight elements’ in relation to The Wonderful World of Dissocia
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the themes and issues evident in the play
- Demonstrated the ability to be engaged and committed to the practical tasks set
Number of lessons: 13