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The Romans by Andrew Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 13. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 26. Minimum total without doubling = 35. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicLyrics to seven songs are embedded in the script. accompaniments (and demos of the songs) are available on the optional extra CD. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleSchool play with songs, sketches and chorus work, providing lots of opportunities for all abilities. The show is both accessible and educational and will deliver a memorable experience for audience and participants alike.
SynopsisA humorous journey through the events and personalities of the Roman Empire. All Roman life is here, from emperors to slaves.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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Sic Notus Ulixes? by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Whilst all bar Circe are written male, the author would be happy with any liberties taken with gender - and, in any case, what evidence do we have that Homer was male?
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHumorous Homeric epic in a fifteen minute play aimed at beginners' classes in Latin!
SynopsisThree scenes from the story of Ulysses' homecoming translated from the original Greek (*) and thoroughly mangled and distorted for dramatic presentation. Narrated by the original poet himself.
* Whilst the above summary notes the translation from Greek, it does not note what it is translated into. In this case, it's Latin (which itself is translated - or at least clarified - into English by the narrator).
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The Spartan Conspiracy by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act satire.
SynopsisMenelaus, Ulysses and Agamemnon meet with Achilles to discuss the disastrous rise in the price of Olive Oil, instigated by the Trojans. How can they prompt a war with Troy to combat the oil price? Then they send for Helen...
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Theseus - The Journey To Athens by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 17. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 24. Chorus. Additional chorus members could be included.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!] This allows for including the song
MusicOne song with score provided with the Producer's copy of the script
StyleA one act play for a class-sized cast, with an optional finishing song.
SynopsisA fun presentation of an early episode in the life of a hero, Theseus.
It could be used as the first part of a double bill with 'Theseus - The Maze and the Minotaur'.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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Theseus and the Minotaur by Tony North
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 28. Chorus. The chorus is nominally 12 people (representing Athenian parents). There is also an ox (non-speaking) brought on to be slaughtered!
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort, large cast school play, in the style of Ancient Greek drama. (Appropriate for the English National Curriculum KS2 History topic Ancient Greece.)
SynopsisA minor tour of the legend of Theseus. (Complete with Kings, hero, labyrinth, bull-headed monster and a ball of wool.)
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A Thirty-Minute Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 28. Chorus. The chorus is flexible - there is a crowd, and unnumbered soldiers and servants.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisFresh from military conquests, Caesar returns to Rome in triumph. His friend, Mark Antony, offers him a crown. The Roman senate takes offence at this - the senators want to maintain the republic, rather than have Rome submit to a single ruler. Thus is born a conspiracy against Caesar, leading to his murder on the Ides of March and setting up a confrontation between Caesar's supporters and the conspirators.
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Tumultus by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 27. Chorus. Most of the named characters are written male (for reasons of historical verisimilitude), but some could be played female. The two groups of supporters could accommodate a large number of extras, up to the capacity of your amphitheatre.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort drama (played for comedy) in which the protagonists speak Latin and the narrators, where necessary, translate. This is based on a real event, reported by the military historian Tacitus.
SynopsisIn 59 AD, a disgraced Roman Senator, Livineius Regulus, put on a spectacular gladiatorial contest in Pompeii. An incident at the contest sparked a riot (the Tumultus of the title) between Pompeians and rival supporters from Nuceria. This play takes us through the events.
(The run time may be extended, depending on the time spent in gladiatorial contests and riot.)
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