aotm-logo
UK Schools Order by Phone
SCRIPTS AND MUSICALS:
show all
display by key stage/age:
KS1
KS2
KS3
Young Adult
display by genre:
adaptation
drama
comedy
fairy tale/fantasy
history
musicals
Shakespeare
Christmas
sci-fi
horror
display by length:
one-act plays
full-length plays
mini plays
sketches and monologues
RESOURCES:
schemes of work
lesson plans
other resources
games for groups ebook
books from Amazon
DIRECTORY OF SUPPLIERS,
SERVICES & SPECIALISTS:
directory entry booking info

Your basket is empty

Solution Graphics

Have you performed an Arts On The Move play?
Share your photos and stories on our Facebook page!
Arts On The Move Facebook page

Shakespeare Week
Visit School Select

We are a member of School Select's Directory of School Workshops

Scripts & Musicals

The History of the Theatre - Part One

by Alison Chaplin

A comedy which uses flashbacks to the origins of theatre, then explores its development up to Elizabethan times. Two narrators lead us through a fascinating journey of short scenes which reveal the theatrical movers and shakers - and show us what some playwrights really thought about each other!

If you are giving a public performance of this play you must purchase a performing rights licence, available below.

Cast: 30-36
Runtime: 40 mins
Age Range:KS2,KS3
Genre: comedy
history
Type: one act

Download Version

This play can be purchased as a download-only PDF version. You will need Adobe Acrobat or a similar PDF reader.

This version DOES NOT include performing rights.

This version includes a Full Cast/Character List, Production Notes with suggestions for props, costumes and staging, and Follow-On Activities for further work in the classroom.

ISBN: 978-1-906153-33-5
Price: £10.00
Sale: £9.00
buy now

Paperback Version

Supplied as a paperback copy. Post and packaging rates apply.

Includes some performing rights within the price.

This version DOES NOT include production notes or follow-on activities.

ISBN: 978-1-906153-12-0
Price: £15.00
Sale: £13.50
buy now

Performing Rights Licence

Note: some versions do not include performing rights within the price. If you are giving a performance of this play, then you will need a performing rights licence for any version that does not explicitly include it. The licence allows you to give up to five public performances of this play and is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. For longer performance runs, please contact info@artsonthemove.co.uk.

ISBN: n/a
Price: £20.00
Sale: £18.00
buy now

Other plays you may like

Crime Doesn't Pay
Coronation Fleet
And Then We Were At War...
A Suitably Happy Ending - the Musical [Paperback]
Harry Rings, Lord of the Potters
The Legend of St George and the Dragon
Peter's Problem
The War of the Vegetables
A Suitably Happy Ending - the Musical [Download]
Fairy Crystal and the Really Big Lie