Near Coxon's Tower

Skit Synopsis

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?

HOW IS THIS 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’s also often 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!

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Type

Non-fiction

Grades

7-12

Cast

5

Time and Region

1803, town in northern England

Performance Time

5 minutes

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