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Topic: theatre in Ukraine and Britain

Learning goals: To teach the pupils:

  • to recognize, understand and operate new words and word-combinations when listening, reading the text and doing exercises;
  • to speak about theatre
  • to break the ice and foster a safe environment for learning.

To develop skills of speaking and reading, listening

To teach pupils about the importance of art

To encourage pupils to use English creatively

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Lesson

Topic: theatre

Learning goals:   To teach the pupils:

  • to recognize, understand and operate new words and word-combinations when listening,  reading the text and doing exercises;
  • to speak about theatre
  • to break the ice and foster a safe environment for learning.
  • To develop skills of speaking and reading, listening
  • To teach pupils about the importance of art
  • To encourage pupils to use English creatively

Materials and equipment: printed copies of the text, the set of handouts ,video, audio

 

Procedure of the lesson

 

I introduction

A picture of a person  (portrait)

A person who writes poems                (poet)

The place where a painter works         (studio)

A person who performs in a play (actor)

A person who writes poems (poet)

A person who writes books (writer)

A person who performs in a play (actor)

The action in a theatre happens here    (stage)

This person makes images of people or things   (painter)

An image of a place or thing (picture)

A show or a spectacle in a public place    (performance)

You can watch a play or a concert here  (theatre)

A representation of a story         (play)

This person writes plays   (playwright)

 

 

II main part

1/Reading

Theatre in Britain / Ukraine ( hand out)

2/ video watching

It's the largest theatrical district in the world. Watch this video about London's Theatreland and enjoy the

show!

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding. If

you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.

1. Preparation: matching

Match the vocabulary with the correct definitions and write a – h next to the number 1 – 8.

1…….. Abba a. a building where plays are performed

2…….. glittery b. a short preview

3…….. a theatre c. the name of a famous and successful pop group from Sweden

4…….. the backstage crew d. a set of clothes that a performer wears in a performance

5…….. a sneak peek e. made up of small pieces of shiny material

6…….. a costume f. a room where actors get ready for a performance

7…….. to relate to a story g. a team of people who work together to produce a show

8…….. a dressing room h. to feel a connection to a story because it’s similar to you or your life

2. Check your understanding: multiple choice

Circle the correct answers.

1.

Where is the Theatreland shown in the video?

 a. in London’s West End

 b. in Edinburgh

 c. in New York

2.

What was the name of the show?

 a. Thriller

 b. Mamma Mia!

 c. Love Story

3.

Where is the show set?

 a. on a mountain in Switzerland

 b. in the English countryside

 c. on a Greek island

4.

Who is Craig Fletcher?

 a. the stage manager

 b. an actor in the show

 c. one of the backstage crew

5.

What did he say the best thing about working on the show is?

 a. he likes the story

 b. he likes the crew, cast and music

 c. he likes the costumes

6.

Who is Clare Whitfield?

 a. the stage manager

 b. an actress in the show

 c. one of the backstage crew

7.

What does a stage manager do?

 a. makes sure the show runs safely and without any problems

 b. cleans the stage after a performance

 c. writes the songs and music for the show

8.

According to Clare, who enjoys Mamma Mia!?

 a. younger people

 b. older people

 c. people of all ages

3. Check your vocabulary: gap fill – the theatre

Complete the gaps with a word from the box.

prop backstage crew cast dressing room

playhouse costume stage manager finale

1. A ______________ is another name for a theatre.

2. The ______________ is the team of people who produce the show.

3. A ______________ is a set of clothes that an actor wears in a performance.

4. A ______________ is an everyday object that is used on stage, such as a suitcase, a letter or a diary.

5. The ______________ is the group of actors who perform in the show.

6. The ______________ makes sure the show runs safely and without any problems.

7. The ______________ is the room where the actors change clothes and get ready to perform.

8. The ______________ is the last song in a show, and it is usually the biggest and most spectacular.

Do you like going to the theatre?

What plays or shows have you seen?

Do you prefer going to the cinema or going to the theatre?

 

Answers to Theatreland exercises

1. Preparation: matching

1. c

2. e

3. a

4. g

5. b

6. d

7. h

8. f

2. Check your understanding: multiple choice

1. a

2. b

3. c

4. b

5. b

6. a

7. a

8. c

3. Check your vocabulary: gap fill – the theatre

1. playhouse

2. backstage crew

3. costume

4. prop

5. cast

6. stage manager

7. dressing room

8. finale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A picture of a person  (portrait)

 

 

A person who writes poems                (poet)

 

 

 

 

The place where a painter works         (studio)

 

 

 

 

 

A person who performs in a play (actor)

A person who writes poems (poet)

A person who writes books (writer)

A person who performs in a play (actor)

The action in a theatre happens here    (stage)

This person makes images of people or things   (painter)

An image of a place or thing (picture)

A show or a spectacle in a public place    (performance)

You can watch a play or a concert here  (theatre)

A representation of a story         (play)

This person writes plays   (playwright)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatres in Ukraine

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Whilst many people spend their leisure time watching television, attending films at cinemas and surfing the web, there has been a form of entertainment that has spanned the centuries and is still popular today – theatre. Ukraine is certainly no exception when it comes to this. 1 Although somewhat suppressed in the Soviet era, theatre is indeed growing in Ukraine and offers tourists a marvelous evening of entertainment.

Kiev is at the center of the theatre world in Ukraine. There are numerous venues for a variety of theatre performances scattered throughout the city. From intricate ballet and vibrant opera performances, to humorous comedy shows and alternative plays, there is something to suit everyone in Kiev. New theatre companies have come onto the scene and works are far more diversified than in the past. Unfortunately, financial restraints have hampered some development of theatre in Ukraine; however, directors are becoming more adept at obtaining sponsorships.

Comedies are most popular with local audiences and dramas often take a back seat to more light-hearted entertainment. Theatre tickets in Ukraine are relatively inexpensive and are fantastic for those traveling on a tight budget. It may, in some respects, be struggling to draw large audiences in the electronic age, but the age-old art of theatre will never die and has quite a bright future ahead of it in Ukraine.

For those who enjoy a taste of traditional theatre and are fans of opera or ballet, the T.G. Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre is the place to go. Established back in 1867, this prestigious venue has been host to some of the greatest operas and ballets in Ukraine. 2 Another more traditional theatre, with a splash of modern drama, is the Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theatre. Families will have a wonderful experience at any of the performances hosted at the Kyiv State Musical Theatre for Children & Youth. For something a little different, head off to the Kiev Drama Theatre on Podol where unique and fresh performances are on offer. Other theatres in Ukraine to look out for are Theater “Koleso”, Plastic Drama Theater, Ukrainian Small Drama Theater and Les Kurbas Theatre.

Ukraine inherited high-class dramatic school from the USSR. Some of the Ukrainian theatres have got popularity among ex-Soviet states and a nice professional reputation in Europe.

You will need to speak either Ukrainian or Russian to get the most out of an evening at the theatre (unless it’s ballet or classic opera, of course) but the country’s theatres and opera houses are well worth a visit.3 Plays and performances in other languages are a rarity, but at least there is plenty of information about them in English.

There are a few ‘must visit’ theatres in Ukraine: Opera Houses in Kiev, Lviv and Odessa. They are both the architectural pearls and the stages for classical shows at the highest professional level. Donetsk Opera and Ballet theatre has its own very reputable ballet school by Vadym Pysarev and host the international ballet contest yearly. To avoid language problem and enjoy art to the fullest, you may also visit The National Operetta Theatre, The National Philharmonic or The Concert Hall at The National Music Academy.

Traditionally Ukraine has produced world-class musicians, opera singers and ballet dancers. 4Unfortunately, many stars perform abroad mostly and appear on the native stage just occasionally.

The opera houses and a few key dramatic theatres are the most expensive theatres due to visiting them is a question of prestige for the Ukrainians. There are also small experimental theatres of contemporary art in the big cities. 5It is difficult to say how they live on, taking lack of any state support and traditionally low interest to contemporary art by the Ukrainians on the whole.

These are some prices for visiting the top theatres (for regular, not guest or premiere shows):

The National Opera (Kiev): UAH 40-300(http://opera.com.ua)

Odessa Opera House: UAH 20-200(www.opera-ballet.tm.odessa.ua)

Lviv Opera House: UAH 50-200(http://opera.lviv.ua/)

Donetsk Opera House: UAH 30-120(http://www.donetsk-opera-ballet.org)

 The National Operetta (Kiev): UAH 20-120.(http://operetta.com.ua/)

Ukraine is a favourite destination for Russian classical theatres and theatrical enterprises. They commonly come to perform for a few days, renting the stage of one of the leading local theatres. Commonly their tickets are the most expensive (excl. concert shows) and start from UAH 400-500.

6 While visiting one of the classical theatres don’t neglect dress-code. The smart casual or ‘after five’ style matches the case perfectly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

British theatres

  1. A Until reccently the history of the english theatre has been buildaround actors rather than companies. It was hard to find any Londontheatre that even had a consistent policy. There is no permanent staffin British theatres. A play is rehearsed for a few weeks by a company ofactors working together mostly for the first time and it is allowed torun as long as it draws the odious and pays it's way.
  2. B Another peculiarity of the theatres in Great Britain is as follows:there are two kinds of seats, which can be booked in advance(bookable), and unbookable ones have no numbers and the spectatorsoccupy them on the principle: first come - first served. In ancienttimes plays were acted inside churches and later on the market places.
  3. C The first theatre in England "The Blackfries" was built in 1576, and "TheGlobe", which is closely connected with WilliamShakespeare, was built in 1599. Speaking about our times we should first of all mention"The English National theatre","The Royal Shakespeare company" and"Covent Garden".
  4. D "Covent Garden" used to be a fashionable promenade - it was, beforethen, a convent garden - but when it became overrun with flower-sellers,orange-vendors and vegetable-growers, the people moved to more exclusivesurroundings farther west, such as "St. Jame's Square".
  5. E The first "Covent Garden theatre" was built in 1732. It was burntdown in 1808 and rebuilt exactly a year after. It opened in September1809, with Shakespeare's "Macbeth". Since the middle of the last century"Covent Garden" became exclusively devoted to opera.
  6. F Now "Covent Garden" is busier than ever, it is one of the fewwell-known opera houses open for 11 months of the year and it employsover 600 people from both the Opera company and the Royal Ballet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatres in Ukraine

http://adserver-new.virtualcountries.com/www/delivery/lg.php?bannerid=471&campaignid=14&zoneid=128&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ukraine.com%2Ftheatres%2F&referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com.ua%2F&cb=1595c72577

Whilst many people spend their leisure time watching television, attending films at cinemas and surfing the web, there has been a form of entertainment that has spanned the centuries and is still popular today – theatre. Ukraine is certainly no exception when it comes to this. 1     Kiev is at the center of the theatre world in Ukraine. There are numerous venues for a variety of theatre performances scattered throughout the city. From intricate ballet and vibrant opera performances, to humorous comedy shows and alternative plays, there is something to suit everyone in Kiev. New theatre companies have come onto the scene and works are far more diversified than in the past. Unfortunately, financial restraints have hampered some development of theatre in Ukraine; however, directors are becoming more adept at obtaining sponsorships.

Comedies are most popular with local audiences and dramas often take a back seat to more light-hearted entertainment. Theatre tickets in Ukraine are relatively inexpensive and are fantastic for those traveling on a tight budget. It may, in some respects, be struggling to draw large audiences in the electronic age, but the age-old art of theatre will never die and has quite a bright future ahead of it in Ukraine.

For those who enjoy a taste of traditional theatre and are fans of opera or ballet, the T.G. Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre is the place to go. Established back in 1867, this prestigious venue has been host to some of the greatest operas and ballets in Ukraine. 2     Families will have a wonderful experience at any of the performances hosted at the Kyiv State Musical Theatre for Children & Youth. For something a little different, head off to the Kiev Drama Theatre on Podol where unique and fresh performances are on offer. Other theatres in Ukraine to look out for are Theater “Koleso”, Plastic Drama Theater, Ukrainian Small Drama Theater and Les Kurbas Theatre.

Ukraine inherited high-class dramatic school from the USSR. Some of the Ukrainian theatres have got popularity among ex-Soviet states and a nice professional reputation in Europe.

You will need to speak either Ukrainian or Russian to get the most out of an evening at the theatre (unless it’s ballet or classic opera, of course) but the country’s theatres and opera houses are well worth a visit.3     There are a few ‘must visit’ theatres in Ukraine: Opera Houses in Kiev, Lviv and Odessa. They are both the architectural pearls and the stages for classical shows at the highest professional level. Donetsk Opera and Ballet theatre has its own very reputable ballet school by Vadym Pysarev and host the international ballet contest yearly. To avoid language problem and enjoy art to the fullest, you may also visit The National Operetta Theatre, The National Philharmonic or The Concert Hall at The National Music Academy.

Traditionally Ukraine has produced world-class musicians, opera singers and ballet dancers. 4.

The opera houses and a few key dramatic theatres are the most expensive theatres due to visiting them is a question of prestige for the Ukrainians. There are also small experimental theatres of contemporary art in the big cities. 5      These are some prices for visiting the top theatres (for regular, not guest or premiere shows):

The National Opera (Kiev): UAH 40-300(http://opera.com.ua)

Odessa Opera House: UAH 20-200(www.opera-ballet.tm.odessa.ua)

Lviv Opera House: UAH 50-200(http://opera.lviv.ua/)

Donetsk Opera House: UAH 30-120(http://www.donetsk-opera-ballet.org)

 The National Operetta (Kiev): UAH 20-120.(http://operetta.com.ua/)

Ukraine is a favourite destination for Russian classical theatres and theatrical enterprises. They commonly come to perform for a few days, renting the stage of one of the leading local theatres. Commonly their tickets are the most expensive (excl. concert shows) and start from UAH 400-500.

6       smart casual or ‘after five’ style matches the case perfectly.

 

 

  1. Although somewhat suppressed in the Soviet era, theatre is indeed growing in Ukraine and offers tourists a marvelous evening of entertainment.
  2. While visiting one of the classical theatres don’t neglect dress-code. The
  3. Plays and performances in other languages are a rarity, but at least there is plenty of information about them in English.
  4. Another more traditional theatre, with a splash of modern drama, is the Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theatre.
  5. It is difficult to say how they live on, taking lack of any state support and traditionally low interest to contemporary art by the Ukrainians on the whole.
  6. Unfortunately, many stars perform abroad mostly and appear on the native stage just occasionally

 

 

Put the paragraphs in the correct order

British theatres

  1. Now "Covent Garden" is busier than ever, it is one of the fewwell-known opera houses open for 11 months of the year and it employsover 600 people from both the Opera company and the Royal Ballet
  2. Another peculiarity of the theatres in Great Britain is as follows:there are two kinds of seats, which can be booked in advance(bookable), and unbookable ones have no numbers and the spectatorsoccupy them on the principle: first come - first served. In ancienttimes plays were acted inside churches and later on the market places.
  3. Until reccently the history of the english theatre has been buildaround actors rather than companies. It was hard to find any Londontheatre that even had a consistent policy. There is no permanent staffin British theatres. A play is rehearsed for a few weeks by a company ofactors working together mostly for the first time and it is allowed torun as long as it draws the odious and pays it's way.
  4. The first "Covent Garden theatre" was built in 1732. It was burntdown in 1808 and rebuilt exactly a year after. It opened in September1809, with Shakespeare's "Macbeth". Since the middle of the last century"Covent Garden" became exclusively devoted to opera.
  5. The first theatre in England "The Blackfries" was built in 1576, and "TheGlobe", which is closely connected with WilliamShakespeare, was built in 1599. Speaking about our times we should first of all mention"The English National theatre","The Royal Shakespeare company" and"Covent Garden".
  6. "Covent Garden" used to be a fashionable promenade - it was, beforethen, a convent garden - but when it became overrun with flower-sellers,orange-vendors and vegetable-growers, the people moved to more exclusivesurroundings farther west, such as "St. Jame's Square".

 

 

 

 

 

 

video watching

It's the largest theatrical district in the world. Watch this video about London's Theatreland and enjoy the show!

1. Preparation: matching

Match the vocabulary with the correct definitions and write a – h next to the number 1 – 8.

1…….. Abba a. a building where plays are performed

2…….. glittery b. a short preview

3…….. a theatre c. the name of a famous and successful pop group from Sweden

4…….. the backstage crew d. a set of clothes that a performer wears in a performance

5…….. a sneak peek e. made up of small pieces of shiny material

6…….. a costume f. a room where actors get ready for a performance

7…….. to relate to a story g. a team of people who work together to produce a show

8…….. a dressing room h. to feel a connection to a story because it’s similar to you or your life

2. Check your understanding: multiple choice

Circle the correct answers.

1.Where is the Theatreland shown in the video?

 a. in London’s West End

 b. in Edinburgh

 c. in New York

2.What was the name of the show?

 a. Thriller

 b. Mamma Mia!

 c. Love Story

3.Where is the show set?

 a. on a mountain in Switzerland

 b. in the English countryside

 c. on a Greek island

4.Who is Craig Fletcher?

 a. the stage manager

 b. an actor in the show

 c. one of the backstage crew

5.What did he say the best thing about working on the show is?

 a. he likes the story

 b. he likes the crew, cast and music

 c. he likes the costumes

6.Who is Clare Whitfield?

 a. the stage manager

 b. an actress in the show

 c. one of the backstage crew

7.What does a stage manager do?

 a. makes sure the show runs safely and without any problems

 b. cleans the stage after a performance

 c. writes the songs and music for the show

8.According to Clare, who enjoys Mamma Mia!?

 a. younger people

 b. older people

 c. people of all ages

3. Check your vocabulary: gap fill – the theatre

Complete the gaps with a word from the box.prop backstage crew cast dressing room

playhouse costume stage manager finale

1. A ______________ is another name for a theatre.

2. The ______________ is the team of people who produce the show.

3. A ______________ is a set of clothes that an actor wears in a performance.

4. A ______________ is an everyday object that is used on stage, such as a suitcase, a letter or a diary.

5. The ______________ is the group of actors who perform in the show.

6. The ______________ makes sure the show runs safely and without any problems.

7. The ______________ is the room where the actors change clothes and get ready to perform.

8. The ______________ is the last song in a show, and it is usually the biggest and most spectacular.

Do you like going to the theatre?

What plays or shows have you seen?

Do you prefer going to the cinema or going to the theatre?