BY GEORGE ORWELL
Based on shake & stir’s critically-acclaimed adaptation of Orwell’s classic, 1984 is now available in schools for the very first time. Oceania; a Nation perpetually at war, where cameras watch every move, Thought Police roam the streets and Big Brother rules. A place Winston Smith calls home. What happens when Winston pursues a forbidden love affair with a mysterious woman in an attempt to rebel and maintain some control over his otherwise totally controlled life?
WHY THEY’LL ♥ IT
This story couldn’t be more relevant in 2019. Orwell’s world is perfectly realised in the institution that is high school. Students will feel perfectly uncomfortable watching Winston and Julia struggling to regain their individuality and personal freedom in a world dictated to them by Big Brother. Principals beware.
WHY YOU’LL ♥ IT
What better way to support the analysis of a novel study than to see it come to life? Bringing key scenes from the novel to the stage, 1984 will allow your students a more in-depth approach to the novel back in the classroom – making your job easier.
QLD | Terms 1 – 4 NSW | Terms 2 – 3 TAS | Term 2
→ 10 – 12
→ Power Play, Freedom of Expression, Rule of Law, Consequences of Actions, Peer Pressure
QLD | English Prescribed Text: External Assessment; Novel Study
NSW | English Standard, English Advanced, English Studies Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences
→ Theatre for Social Comment; Political Theatre; Epic Theatre
Can human nature really be changed?