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If by Rudyard Kipling Class Play

If by Rudyard Kipling Class Play
If by Rudyard Kipling Class Play
If by Rudyard Kipling Class Play
If by Rudyard Kipling Class Play
If by Rudyard Kipling Class Play
If by Rudyard Kipling Class Play
If by Rudyard Kipling Class Play
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If by Rudyard Kipling Assembly or Class Play
Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down.
Duration - around 10 minutes not including music suggestions.
Unlikely as this may seem but this classic poem by Rudyard Kipling manages to bring together 20 readers and 8 rappers - along with one somewhat incredulous Narrator and poet!
This assembly includes both original material and ... well, who can argue that the rappers aren't themselves a pretty original lot - to say nothing of the material they produce!
If the language of the original If seems a little dated now, take heart from what can still be gleaned from it, in the right enthusiastic hands!
Sample Text
Rapper 4: So I think it’s fair to say
Rapper 5: It’s all a bit iffy!
(All rappers laugh)
Narrator: Now, now people! A little respect for our great poet here, if you please!
Rapper 6: Oh! Absolutely no disrespect intended, bro!
Rapper 7: No, we were just making the point that none of what we are about to say is a given!
Narrator: Pardon?
Rapper 8: It’s all about making your own choices.
Rapper 1: Nobody can make you good!
Rapper 2: That has to come from you!
Rapper 3: And that’s not always easy!
Rapper 4: Take that first couple of lines
(Narrator points to Reader 1)
Reader 1: If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you
Rapper 4: Sound familiar?
Rapper 5: In this crazy world where everything has to be ‘now’, how many people do you know who can stay calm under pressure?
Other poems converted into plays by Sue Russell:
• Smugglers Song – Rudyard Kipling
• The Highwayman – Alfred Noyes
Also available – a large collection of alternative Shakespeare and fairy tale scripts plus
• Take a Book – Different Genres of Writing Assembly
• Great British Writers Assembly. This short small cast assembly - 6 speakers (with adaptations for whole class) focuses on the writers *Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis, A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll and J.K. Rowling and their books.
• Roald Dahl Assembly
(Any scripts currently ‘missing’ from TpT can be found on www.plays-r-ussell.com)


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