Fantastic Mr Fox Teacher’s pack: Dubai and UAE
Fantastic Mr Fox Teacher’s pack: Dubai and UAE: One of the best ways to prepare your class for a page-to-stage theatrical experience is to make sure they are familiar with the adventure that will unfold before them in the live theatre show.
This isn’t ‘spoiling the surprise’ for them. It’s making sure they understand the story nuances, characters and themes so that when they actually visit the theatre, they will be far more equipped to engage with the story and the show.
Sometimes we make the mistake of assuming that because a tale is bestselling and well-loved, everyone musty already know it. Not so – certainly in this day and age. So many parents are busy working, and many don’t have time to read regularly to their children, however much they would like to.
Moreover, there are so many amazing children’s books to choose from these days that it’s possible a large percentage of your class might not have even heard of the story.
We totally understand that teachers have extremely busy and packed curriculums – particularly in the UAE where long vacation periods and numerous public holidays means it’s not always easy to find the time to read an entire book to your class. So, we have come prepared and you can download the fantastic teacher’s resources pack for Fantasti Mr Fox Live.
In it you’ll find a story synopsis (easier to read this to the class as a starting point) plus character lists, themes, quizzes and more! Working your way through the pack will help your students become familiar with the story and it’s amazing characters, so that when it comes to seeing Fantast Mr Fox Live and the theatre, they will know exactly what to expect.
Moreover, being familiar with the story and characters will enable them to engage much more quickly with the theatrical experience. And, it’s also good to chat to them about page to stage adaptation too. After all, squashing a 150-page book into a two-hour performance at the theatre is no easy feat!
A question and answer session on the ways in which the theatrical show differed from the book Fantastic Mr Fox, would be a good way to assess how much they have absorbed from their encounter with live theatre.