Drama GCSE: Arena: National Theatre

This version of the BBC Four Arena programme, made to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre, has been especially made for schools.

Arena: The National Theatre is a compilation of short films looking at its history and purpose, exploring not only how the National Theatre came about, but also its relevance today.

These short films are suitable for teaching Drama at KS4/GCSE level in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and National 4 and 5 in Scotland.

An introduction to the National Theatre
video
Attracting New Audiences to the Theatre
video
Making Shakespeare Contemporary
video
Making Theatre Relevant
video
Othello – Themes and Contemporary Approach
video