CONTEXT

Huxley's letter to George Orwell in 1949

Edited Forword to Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1946)

Edited Foreword to Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1949)
A chronological list of all references

A collection of commentary on Brave New World

A guide to the five castes in Brave New World

The major political and social influences shaping the world in 1931, when Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World.

The use of language, emotional engineering and self-expression.

The significance of the zipper in Huxley's novel. Also, how do you think fashion will look in the future?

EXERCISES

Create all or a selection of propagranda slogans from the novel and consider the meaning behind statements

Create a caste system in the classroom, getting students to divide into groups listed in the novel.

Create a scene from Brave New World
Understanding the different approaches to working on text - including units and actions. Includes extracts and insights from the rehearsal room.
Help students understand the use of Shakespeare in Brave New World with these excercises and snippets from Dawn King's adaptation.

INTERVIEWS

James Dacre on what attracted him to the project, Aldous Huxley, the research process, rehearsals and why audiences should see Brave New World. Brave New World is on stage across the UK...
Dawn King talks about adapting Aldous Huxley's Brave New World for the stage. Dawn talks about the differences between a novel and a play, her responsibility to Huxley, and how she is...
Naomi Dawson talks about getting into design and how the approaches a play.

DESIGN

Designer Naomi Dawson presents her model of the Brave New World set to the cast on the first day of rehearsals in Northampton.
Download pictures showing how some of the key moments in the play will be staged.
Designer Naomi Dawson talks to the cast about her choices for the costume in the show.

CREATIVE PROJECT

Writing challenge: Can you write a Brave New Ending to your own imagined version of Brave New World? We want you to pen your final scene lasting no more than five minutes.

Deadline: 31 December 2015

Read more and submit your final scene on our project page.

'As with writing any scene, I'd want to figure out how it was going to be dramatic, where the conflict was coming from, what the characters wanted and how I would make it work in five pages'

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