Drama Lesson Plans listed by Playwright, Q-T

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.

Reginald Rose
A collection of lesson plans and teaching resources for Twelve Angry Men.

Edmond Rostand
Lesson plans for Cyrano de Bergerac.

The Monsters are Due on Maple Street by Rod Serling
Research, discussion questions, and writing prompt.

Teacher Guide to The Monsters are Due on Maple Street by Rod Serling
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Includes plot diagram and summary, essential questions, themes, symbols, and motifs, character mapping, figurative language, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.

The Monsters are Due on Maple Street by Rod Serling
Prereading, discussion and postreading questions; vocabulary practice; assessment.

Links to biography, background, and lesson plans for specific plays.

George Bernard Shaw
Lesson plans for Arms and the Man, Pgymalion.

Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon
Synopsis, author biography, themes, historical background, text-to-life connections, and a couple of close reading passages. Twelve pages; Adobe Reader required for access.

Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon
Author biography, extensive historical background, simple acting exercises, 2 writing tasks. Adobe Reader required for access; 28 pages.

Sophocles, including Antigone and Oedipus
A collection of teaching resources.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Reading strategies and activities, including an anticipation guide, a fishbowl discussion, modeling close reading, and writing obituaries for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Adobe Reader needed access to reading strategies.

Vocabulary from Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more.