Comedy Theatre for Lower Secondary Teacher Resource Book

Author: Elizabeth Klein, Publisher: Phoenix

Elizabeth Klein has nearly thirty years of teaching experience and has written ten plays for Lower Secondary students based on children's enjoyment of humour.

This book provides students with a collection of quirky, nonsensical plays which they can read and perform in the classroom. Even the most reluctant child can blossom in confidence through drama.

Each play is accompanied by questions for classroom discussion, worksheets and curriculum links for teachers.

From libidinous references to belches and farts, to wicked names that conjure up ridiculous characters and situations, children love surprise and shock. What’s more, they like to express humour in their own flamboyant exuberance. These plays have been created to motivate and encourage students in creativity and reading skills.


  • Curriculum Overview
  • Introduction
  • Components of this Book
  • Pre-Performance Student Checklist
  • Teacher Assessment Sheet
  • Wormhole Controversy
  • The Case of the Nurse Who Wasn’t
  • B.I.B. (Boys in Black)
  • Ninth Legion
  • Hungry Games
  • Who Really Saved the Lindisfarne Gospels
  • The Riddle
  • Egyptian Holiday
  • The Bard of Avon
  • Lewis and the Inklings
  • Worksheet Answers
More Information
Year Level Year 7, Year 8, Year 9
Edition 1st
Date of Publication 3 April 2020
ISBN 9781925169348
Subject Drama, English