In what way could Sophocles be compared to Stephen Spielberg? The theatre-loving Ancient Greeks flocked to hillside theatres during their leisure time to see the latest plays. Comedies, tragedies and satires were performed by men only and they wore different masks, wigs and padded costumes to portray their characters. All of today’s plays, TV programmes and films have their origins in Greek Theatre.

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Children could write their own Greek play. They could perform these to each other, to the school or as an organised themed event for parents to celebrate their learning for their topic. Research Sophocles and other Greek play-writes. Children could choose to simplify a Greek play, create all the masks, props and costumes to perform for a selected audience. Children could re-write well known Greek plays in a modern day version as a narrative.