Meet the Romans (and Celts) - 5 Guided Reading Play Scripts - 6 speakers each plus quizzes: Play 1 Introduction (When? Where? Why? Who? Invasion & Settlement); Play 2 Different Lifestyles of Celts and Romans; Play 3: Boudicca - Life, key events of rebellion and different interpretations; Play 4: The Roman Army; and Play 5 Roman Gods
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5 Guided Reading Play Scripts (plus quizzes) based on Unit 6A The Romans
Play 1 - Introduction Speakers: Julius Caesar, Emperor Claudius, General, Celts 1, 2 and 3
And your spiky white hair? Did you really think we'd take one look at you and run?
Well that's what happened with my first wife!
I wonder why! No, we might have worn white dresses
What? Borrowed from your wives?
I told you they were a funny lot!
Call themselves men, indeed!
Let me fini-sh!
OK. So we've had the Veni, Vidi, Vici speech. Get on with it, man! Sometime this month, would be good!
Play 2: Different Lifestyles of Celts and Romans Speakers: Roman 1, 2 & 3; Celts 1,2 and 3
But even these didn't compare with our villas. Lots of rooms, around a courtyard, with verandahs overlooking the gardens. And those mosaics on our floors - they were to die for!
Huh! A few bits of chipped tile stuck together on the floor. To die for! How sad are you!
Well, it wasn't just the way our floors were decorated. We had our floors and walls heated by a hypocaust. No smoke-filled room like you lot had to put up with. Our heating system was far more sophisticated!
A lot of hot air, you can say that again. Do these Romans never tire of the sound of their own voices?
But don't worry. You've got 400 years to get used to it!
Play 3: Boudicca - Life, key events of rebellion and different interpretations
Speakers: Boudicca, King Prasutagus, Roman General, Roman Soldier, Celt 1 & 2.
Long live our new queen!
They cannot be serious! A woman leader? I don't think so! It's time this one learnt her place! Men! Take her to her house and punish her for her impudence! Do not spare her daughters either.
And don't forget to take everything that belongs to the Iceni.
But your promise to my late husband?
If he's late, that's his problem. I like being on time - especially when it comes to breaking my promises!
Play 4: The Roman Army
Speakers: Roman 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
No, no. Don't you remember those hours of practising our moves?
You mean on the dance floor?
No. We're soldiers, remember. Not performers!
Yes, serious stuff. If just one of us moved out of turn, we could all end up in a heap!
Play 5 Roman Gods
Speakers: Jupiter, Neptune, Pluto, Mars, Mercury, Minerva.
My lovely Venus, goddess of love and beauty! How lucky to have her as my wife, and then Cupid as my son!
Huh! Little love-god indeed! Little rascal more like! I mean, what kind of a mother lets her son go out shooting arrows from his bow, blind-folded?
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