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Free Les Blancs Teaching Resources from the National Theatre

By Tom Sanderson
Last updated: July 2020
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The National Theatre’s production of Les Blancs is no longer available to watch as part of National Theatre At Home. However, schools can still watch the full show through the National Theatre Collection service.

Find out more about the National Theatre Collection.

See our Complete Guide to the National Theatre’s Free Teaching Resources.

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About Les Blancs

Synopsis

An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Tshembe, returned home from England for his father’s funeral, finds himself in the eye of the storm.

Yaël Farber (Mies Julie, Nirbhaya) directs the final play by Lorraine Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun): a brave, illuminating and powerful work that confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution.

Please note that this play is about imperialism, racism, and colonialism and contains some scenes of racially motivated violence, that some people may find distressing.

This archive recording was captured by the National Theatre in 2016.

Running time: TBC
Suitable for: TBC
Dates available: until 9 July

Read more about the National Theatre’s production of Les Blancs.

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National Theatre's Les Blancs Teaching Resources Education Pack

Les Blancs Teaching Resources

Download and use these free Les Blancs Teaching Resources from the National Theatre. This free education pack and educational videos allow you to delve into Les Blancs and further explore the show.

Les Blancs Education Pack

Download the official Les Blancs Education Pack. The teaching resource is suitable for GCSE and A Level students looking to review the production. The pack guides students on the aspects of the show they can use in their reviews, including design elements, performance skills and staging.

Download the National Theatre’s Les Blancs Education Pack.

Les Blancs Panel Discussion

Watch the National Theatre’s panel discussion to explore Les Blancs.

Les Blancs: The African, European and American Narrative and the Role of Trauma

A panel discussion on Les Blancs, in the context of the African, European and American narrative, and the role of trauma in the play, lead by Ola Animashawun, from the National Theatre’s New Work and Learning departments.

Young, Gifted and Black: who was Lorraine Hansberry?

Share this article with students to look at the life of Les Blancs’ writer, Lorraine Hansberry, and the historical context in which it was written.

Read the article.

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How to watch Les Blancs

The National Theatre’s production of Les Blancs is no longer available to watch as part of National Theatre At Home. However, schools can still watch the full show through the National Theatre Collection service.

Find out more about the National Theatre Collection.

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Find out more about the National Theatre’s Educational Offering

As well as the National Theatre Collection, the NT offers a wide range of education packs, educational videos and other resources that you can use for free.

See our complete guide on the National Theatre’s Education Offering.

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