Shakespeare Rocks! - By Steve Titford
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‘If this doesn’t engage children and have them eating out of our hands, then nothing will!’
- KB, Music Teacher, Holbeach CP School.
A hilarious but factually correct take on the life and times of William Shakespeare, "Shakespeare Rocks!" is a fresh, funny and up to date look at the life and times of the poet and playwright, with a cast of humorous historical characters, amusing glimpses into some of his works and how he came 'To Be'.
Aubrey, The Rough Shakespeare Company's pretentious director, obtains what appears to be William Shakespeare's lost diary. Along with Al, his down to earth assistant, the pair decide to embark on an exclusive adaption of the flamboyant Bard's personal journal.
The seven superb songs are exciting, modern and full of energy. They include everything you would want children to know about Shakespeare and the Elizabethan era but are so 'cool' that they are not only informative, they are guaranteed to enthuse pupils, parents and teachers alike!
Contains 57 speaking roles (can be easily reduced to 27 speaking roles if necessary) with unlimited chorus parts. Simple staging, very easy to costume and no problem props (see PDF "Sample Script" below for more details). Separate CDs of vocal and backing tracks (with essential sound effects) and Full Performance and Rehearsal piano scores also available. Links to the New National Curriculum ... English/History. Suitable for Key Stage 2, ages 7 to 11.
A BRAND NEW product called "Sing it!" is now also available to accompany Shakespeare Rocks! This CD-ROM teaches the songs to the children without any teacher input. Children can use it at school or at home (think of the time it will save you!). Children LOVE learning this way and the product is foolproof. Just give it to the children and they’ll do the rest.
Click here for more details about the new "Sing it!" CD-ROM (well worth watching).
Also now available is a CD-ROM of Backdrops, which contains instant scenery with digital backdrops supplied in both a PowerPoint presentation and as individual JPG files. No more scenery painting! These images may be projected onto a screen or wall at the back of your stage or hand them to a local printer to print onto large boards or sheets in order to create your stage backdrops. They're also useful to print off for cast and stage crew to familiarise themselves with the sets and scene changes. The CD-ROM of Backdrops contains a different backdrop for every scene change.
Approximate Duration: 45-50 minutes