The Ratz by Simon Adorian, Cecily O'Neill, Simon Adorian, Cecily O'Neill


The Ratz by Simon Adorian, Cecily O'Neill, Simon Adorian, Cecily O'Neill

The Ratz is based on the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, but places the same dilemmas in a more contemporary context. Through role-play and the suggested improvisations, the actors develop the characters and the action of every scene in the play. Script and extension materials can be used as a lead-in to workshops in drama Ideas and scenes are built into the text so that workshops and groups can work towards a production of the play


'This plays puts new twists in an old tale. Lower secondary pupils will love the vivid clash of ideas and personalities; teachers will find The Ratz an excellent springboard for drama improvisation, discussion and written work. Used for production or classroom reading, this is a challenging play -- relevant to young people today.'

About the Author

Simon Adorian (author of the playscript) is Acting Headteacher at St Osmund's Middle School, Dorchester. From September 1998 he will be Dorset LEA Literacy Consultant. He is also the author of the successful plays The Ratz and Trojans. Sue Cottam (author of the resources) is Co-ordinator of Creative and Performing Arts at St Osmund's Middle School, Dorchester.

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92 pages


Simon Adorian, Cecily O'Neill, Simon Adorian, Cecily O'Neill
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Publication date

3rd June 1991



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