Near Coxon's Tower

British soldiers fear Napoleon invasion

SUMMARY: In 1803, in a pub in northeast England, young British soldiers from Coxon’s Tower are in despair over the possible invasion by Napoleon. How do they gain the will and courage to fight?

WHERE IS THIS SCENE USED?

  • More of a scene than a skit or play, “Near Coxon’s Tower” is easy to fit into a history classroom unit. Use it as reader’s theatre or ask for volunteers to semi-perform it with minimal staging and scripts in hand.
  • It has also been incorporated into a set of history-related skits or a music-drama 1800s event by music or drama teachers.

Work in scenes or skits like this to enhance your teaching!

  • Type: Made up scene
  • Grades: 7-12, adults
  • Cast: 5
  • Performance Time: 5 minutes

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