Near Coxon’s Tower (drama skit)
British history, 19th century
SUMMARY: In 1803, in a pub in northeast England, young British soldiers from Coxon’s Tower are in despair over the possible invasion by Napoleon. How do they gain the will and courage to fight?
: 7-12 or adults
: 5 minutes
HOW IS THIS USED?
- More of a scene than a skit or play, “Near Coxon’s Tower” is easy to fit into a history classroom unit. Use it as reader’s theatre or ask for volunteers to semi-perform it with minimal staging and scripts in hand.
- It’s also often incorporated into a set of history-related skits or a music-drama 1800s event by music or drama teachers.
A great scene by British playwright, historian, and museum curator, Chris Green. Work in scenes or skits like this to enhance teaching-learning!
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NOTE: As per TpT guidelines, this is not role play or a simulation exercise. The people represented are made up.