Richmond Park, England (drama skit)

Rebecca Locklear
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8th - 11th, Homeschool
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British history 18th century

SUMMARY: Public access to a royal park? John Lewis (1713-1792), a commoner, won a court case against a gatekeeper, which ultimately required Her Royal Highness Princess Amelia (1711-1786) to allow a limited pedestrian right of way through Richmond Park - a royal park.

In this mini-play, three boys find out they can walk through a park that had previously been reserved only for royalty. But how exactly can they do that?

Type: True information (made-up skit)

Time and Region: Near Richmond Park, England in 1758

Grades: 9-12

Cast: 3 boys

Performance Time: 5-8 minutes

USE: Can be used as reader's theatre to understand the topic or it can be performed.

✦ ✦ ✦The skit includes extensive background information for the readers or actors from first person sources, as well as maps, and photos. Just this background information can be used to study the topic.

✦ ✦ ✦ I was asked to write this skit by the Museum of Richmond in England.

✦ ✦ ✦ Would you like to see PHOTOS from my research trip to England about "Richmond Park?" Go to my website RIGHT HERE.


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  • Drama showcases
  • Museums

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© Rebecca Locklear For single users only.

NOTE: As per TpT's "history guidelines," only the background information includes real people. There is no negative impact on individuals or groups.

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