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1. A Reunion of Sorts
A series of problematic knowledge statements to answer around the reconciliation at court scene (Act II, scene i) followed by an exploration of how Clarence's death effects Elizabeth, Edward and Richard.
2. Anne and Richard
Do we pity Anne or should we feel no sympathy for a character that colludes with Richard? A study of Act I, scene ii. Includes four tasks.
3. Appearance and Reality
Analyse an extract from Act I, scene i - in what ways does this passage show the great divide between appearance and reality?
4. Historical Context
A research based task which focuses students on comparisons between historical accounts of the War of the Roses and Shakespeare's interpretations. Students then use their notes and their own judgement to explore Richard III's presentation in history.
5. Richard's Opening Presence
Students make their own notes on what they notice about the opening scene and then arrange their notes under four headings. This worksheet also includes close reading questions for scene i.
6. The Murder of Clarence
An analysis task which explores Clarence's murder from four different perspectives.
7. The Super-minds Clash!
The showdown between the feisty Margaret and the scheming Richard was always going to be entertaining. A set of close reading questions to re-live every last insult and cutting blow!
8. Close Reading of Act 2 Scene 4
Five different analysis aspects to explore in Act 2, scene 4.
9. Shuffling Relationships
An analysis task which explores various combinations of character relationships in Act 2 scene 2.
10. The Two Little Princes and Richard
The Princes' witty banter or Richard's double entendres - which do you prefer?! A worksheet which explores the York's family dynamics in Act 3, scene 1.
11. The Vice
Explore this medieval character type and apply this knowledge to Richard III.
12. The Greek Chorus
A useful information sheet on what the Greek chorus was followed by two sets of questions on how Shakespeare applied the Chorus technique to Richard III.
13. Foolish Hastings
Questions which trace Hastings' downfall throughout the play, ending with two essay style evaluative questions on the role of the council and Hastings own worthiness in the face of Richard.
14. The Opening Soliloquy
An analysis with a twist - explore villainy and the Tudor Myth through imagery. Students rank certain aspects of Richard III's soliloquy in order to discover what the most important elements to Richard III's character are.
An extended written response question complete with ideas to guide students in their writing.