The Golden Vanity (music, song, and drama)

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7th - 10th, Homeschool
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16th century: A young sailor volunteers to sink an enemy ship, but what happens after he successfully completes his mission?

This traditional, fictional song was popular through the 1600s. It has many variations of the text. Sometimes Sir Walter Raleigh is depicted as a hero and other times, the villain.

While the soloist performs, actors seamlessly move through the scenes using freeze pantomime or pantomime to tell the story. This is a fantastic piece that always grabs the audience with its intensity!

Cast: 4 plus crew

Setting: c. 1588, on board a ship

Performance Time: 7 minutes


  • In choral concerts with a Renaissance theme
  • At Renaissance fairs
  • In drama performances
  • For vocal solo recitals

Enjoy! join me RIGHT HERE! One of my passions is teaching history through the arts (music, art, dance, drama) and I have lots of ideas.

Rebecca Locklear


NOTE: As per TpT's guidelines, this song or the acting out of it does not negatively impact any individual or group.

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