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Learning Guide: THE LION IN WINTER

A king and queen wear luxurious velvet capes and look at one another. Two people stand in the background, behind the king, and look on.
Photo of Netta Walker, Kenneth La’Ron Hamilton, John Hoogenakker, and Rebecca Spence by Michael Brosilow.

Check out these resources for academics, enthusiasts, educators to support your learning and viewing of The Lion in Winter.


Activities and Resources

  • Pre-Show Vocabulary Activity: Familiarize students with the camp style of The Lion in Winter with this vocabulary activity.
  • Pre-Show History Activity: Engage students with the world of the Middle Ages, both in Europe and beyond, to build their understanding of what this time period was really like. 
  • Post-Show ‘Connect the Dots’ Activity: Contemplate the connections between The Lion in Winter and other cultural phenomena, past and present! This reflection activity is suitable for learners of all ages. 
  • Post-Show ‘Factors and Forces’ Activity: What divides a family? Take a closer look at the internal and external forces pulling the House of Plantagenet apart at the seams.
  • Glossary: Learn about the lingo in Lion! Visit this helpful glossary to better understand definitions and allusions that are mentioned throughout the script.
  • History Alive: Take a stab at bringing history to life! Dive deeper into the timeline of the Plantagenet family and put your own creative spin on these characters and the real history behind them with this all-ages activity.


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Posted on October 24, 2023 in Learning Guides, Productions

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