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Drum Taps

Recommended for High Schools

Drum Taps

adapted by Lindsay Price from Walt Whitman

A theatrical adaptation of a selection of Walt Whitman's civil war poems. See the words, the war, the blood come to life.

 About 35 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


Simple Set


 66 pages

Drama Choral Work Classical Adaptation Experimental Form Issue-Based Movement-based
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Did you ask dulcet rhymes from me?
Did you seek the civilian's peaceful and languishing rhymes?

The poems in Drum Taps represent Walt Whitman's firsthand account of the Civil War. See the words, the emotion, the blood come to life in this theatrical adaptation. This is not your traditional readers theatre or poetry recital. This is flesh and bone words breathed to their fullest humanity. This is struggle and pain. This is confusion and contradiction. This is war.

This Book is a Collection of 2 Plays

Drum Taps (Small Cast Version)

2 M 3 W. Approx. 35 minutes long. Rights: $40.00, Script Distribution License: $27.95

Drum Taps (Large Cast Version)

6 M 14 W. Approx. 35 minutes long. Rights: $40.00, Script Distribution License: $87.95

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