Drama Lesson Plans by playwright, E-H

Lesson plans and activities for plays are listed by the name of the playwright. Special collections are listed below by playwright. Theater resources in general are listed by the title of the Web site.

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Everyman
Lesson plans, online texts, and teaching ideas.

I Went to the Crossroads: the Faust Theme in Music, Film, and Literature
This interdisciplinary lesson focuses on the life and music of bluesman Robert Johnson as a twentieth-century interpretation of this famous myth and demonstrates thematic connections between various art forms. Designed for grades 7-12.

Lucille Fletcher, Sorry, Wrong Number
Links to MP3 versions of the old radio productions.

Athol Fugard: "Master Harold" ... and the Boys
Background information and discussion questions.

"Master Harold" ... and the Boys by Athol Fugard
This study guide is designed to accompany a specific theatrical production but contains activities will work in any classroom. Plot summary, character analysis, focus on themes of boyhood and manhood, teacher and student, personal and political. Includes extensive historical background and timeline, author biography, exploration of art and activism, and vocabulary. 51 pages; Adobe Reader required.

William Gibson's The Miracle Worker
A collection of lesson plans and teaching resources.

Susan Glaspell's Trifles
A collection of lesson plans and teaching resources.

Vocabulary for James Goldman's The Lion in Winter
On the "definitions" tab, each word is defined, a link to pronunciation is available, and the word is shown in current use. On the "Notes & Examples" tab, each word is defined and presented in context. On the "Words Only" tab, the list of all 144 words.

The Diary of Anne Frank, a play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
This site offers theme openers, crosscurricular activities, research assignments, and suggestions for related reading.

The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Comprehension, vocabulary, and editing practice. This document covers Act 1, scenes 1-3, and requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
A variety of teaching resources.