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Who lives, who dies, who tells your story


This scheme of work explores politics, present and past, with a focus on speeches. Through studying the music of Hamilton, pupils develop their knowledge of different political and legal systems and apply characterisation in a new context

Example Key Words


A way of speaking in a local area or country (Drama) The accent is where extra emphasis or stress is placed on a word or part of a word (Music)


The process of examining how drama, literary, technical and performance elements are used.

Artistic Intention

Refers to the decisions made by theatre makers to communicate deeper meaning through their work. Without an artistic intention a piece of drama lacks a purpose or a message for its intended audience.

Character Motivation

The reason behind a character’s behaviour and actions in a given scene.


An event or a moment intended to create a particular emotional reaction.


When one solitary character speaks to the audience and shares their feelings or point of view.