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Famous People of the Twentieth Century
by
Sue Russell
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus. Five scripts, six characters per script.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA set of five mini-plays (with run times around 10 minutes) designed for 'readers theatre' (i.e. use for small group reading), though they could also be performed as plays. No set requirements. Producer's Copy includes a quiz for each play.
SynopsisFive short plays looking at the lives of famous people from the 20th century, including Martin Luther King, John Lennon, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and a group of famous women : Diana, Princess of Wales, Margaret Thatcher, Madame Curie, Mother Theresa, Anne Frank and Helen Keller.
The scripts are aligned to the English National Curriculum, Key Stages 1 & 2, History Syllabus Unit 20 ('What can we learn about recent history from studying the life of a famous person?'), Citizenship Unit 5 (Living in a Diverse World) plus the R.E. Unit on Famous People.
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Henry VIII and his Six Wives - Mini Plays
by
Sue Russell
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA set of five mini-plays (with run times from 2 to 7 minutes) for a school class studying The Tudors (English National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Unit 7 'Why did Henry Marry Six Times'). No set requirements, no props. Producer's Copy includes a quiz.
SynopsisA set of five plays, each for six characters, reviewing the life and times of the Tudor monarch from sporty to portly. The cast speak directly to the audience as well as interacting with each other. (Designed to be used in a variety of ways including as 'group readers'.) Play 1 deals with Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, Play 2 covers Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour, Play 3 brings in Anne of Cleves and Catherine Howard, Play 4 introduces Henry's last wife, Catherine Parr, and Play 5 is a brief review from the point of view of the six wives.
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A History of the Olympics - Readers' Theatre
by
Sue Russell
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 36. No chorus. Six plays with six characters in each.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA set of six mini-plays (with run times around 10 minutes) designed for 'readers theatre' (i.e. use for small group reading), though they could also be performed as plays. No set requirements. Producer's Copy includes a quiz for each play.
SynopsisOlympic history, comparing the ancient games to the modern olympics and studying the development of the modern Olympic games through references to events, sportsmen and controversies.
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Meet the Ancient Greeks - Mini Plays
by
Sue Russell
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus. Five plays with six characters in each.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA set of five mini-plays (with run times around 10 minutes) for a school class studying The Ancient Greeks (English National Curriculum Key Stages 1 & 2, Units 14 and 15, 'The Ancient Greeks'). No set requirements. Producer's Copy includes a quiz.
SynopsisFive different short plays with an Ancient Greek theme, covering The Gods, War, the Olympics, Theatre and the Arts.
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.

Meet the Anglo-Saxons
by
Sue Russell
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus. Five plays with six characters in each. (Whilst the characters are nominally male or female, for the purpose of Readers' Theatre, the gender of the actors doesn't matter.)
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA set of five mini-plays (run times 4 to 6 minutes) for a class studying The Anglo-Saxons (English National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Unit 6B - invasions and settlements of Britain). No set requirements, no props. Producer's Copy includes a quiz.
SynopsisFive plays covering Anglo-Saxon history, archaeology and myth. Includes King Alfred, the venerable Bede, Beowulf, Arthurian myth, and the Sutton Hoo discoveries.
Intended for guided reading or reader's theatre uses, but could also be staged.
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Meet the Vikings
by
Sue Russell
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus. Five plays with six characters in each. (Whilst the characters are nominally male or female, for the purpose of Readers' Theatre, the gender of the actors doesn't matter.)
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA set of five mini-plays (run times 4 to 6 minutes) for a class studying The Vikings (English National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Unit 6C - invasions and settlements of Britain). No set requirements, no props. Producer's Copy includes a quiz.
SynopsisThe history of Viking invasion and settlement of Britain told in a series of guided reading plays covering Viking life and mythology.
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.

Rhyming Macbeth
by
Jeremy Tyburn
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 26. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. There are 22 Non-speaking roles, but Narrators 1 and 2 could be further divided at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA rhyming, modern language version, one act length - written originally as a Readers' Theatre piece.
SynopsisA shortened adaptation of Macbeth in rhyming form, which could be performed with a very simple set, or no set.
PricePlease click on the Price Link to find the cost.

Tudors Rich and Poor - Mini-Plays
by
Sue Russell
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus. Five plays with six characters in each.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA set of five mini-plays (with run times around 6 minutes) for a school class studying The Tudors (English National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Unit 8, contrasting the lives of rich and poor). No set requirements. Producer's Copy includes a quiz.
SynopsisFive short plays looking at different aspects of life in the Tudor Age, covering the country, the city, life at court, fashion and the theatre.
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