Drama Lesson Plans listed by Playwright, M-P

Lesson plans and activities for plays are listed by the name of the playwright or, if the playwright is unknown, by title. Theater resources in general are listed by the title of the resource.

Christopher Marlowe
Lesson plans for Dr. Faustus, links to other plays.

Arthur Miller
A collection of teaching resources for All My Sons, The Crucible, and Death of a Salesman.

The Plough and the Stars by Sean O'Casey
Extensive analysis and commentary.

Eugene O'Neill on Page and Stage
This lesson explores both the genius of O'Neill's work and the power of dramatizing it.

The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance
Plot summary; author information; biography of Merrick; extensive historical context; glossary; prereading, during reading, and postreading activities; postreading discussion questions; related titles. 19 pages; Adobe Reader required.

The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance
This opera guide includes ELA activities. Pages 8-10 include a research and presentation task with rubric. Page 12 offers an answer key for research questions. It includes an essay question, and its rubric is on p. 13. Page 14 presents an acting task, and its rubric is on p. 15. Pages 16-18 present a biopoem task and rubric. 64 pages; Adobe Reader required.

An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
Summary and analysis, lots of guiding questions.

An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley
Among the teaching resources here, don't miss the subject video. It makes a great prereading activity.

Time and the Conways by J.B. Priestley
Summary and analysis.