Drum Taps (Large Cast Version) adapted by Lindsay Pri... - Theatrefolk

Drum Taps

Recommended for High Schools

Drum Taps (Large Cast Version)

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

6 M | 14 W

Simple Set

Drama Choral Work Classical Adaptation Experimental Form Issue-Based Movement-based Reader's Theatre

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 play is part of Drum Taps, a collection of 2 plays
20 Characters
6 M, 14 W

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

The Poet [W] 5 lines lines
The Child [W] 10 lines lines
The One-Year Wife [W] 12 lines lines
The Lunatic [W] 18 lines lines
The School Teacher [W] 20 lines lines
The Factory Girl [W] 13 lines lines
The Beautiful Sister [W] 14 lines lines
The Widow [W] 20 lines lines
The Gypsy [W] 13 lines lines
The Seamstress [W] 10 lines lines
The Night Watch-man’s Daughter [W] 14 lines lines
The Immigrant [W] 15 lines lines
The Pioneer [W] 14 lines lines
The Actress [W] 16 lines lines
The Soldier [M] 18 lines lines
The Farmer [M] 18 lines lines
The Clerk [M] 18 lines lines
The Tramp [M] 18 lines lines
The Grave Digger [M] 11 lines lines
The Lawyer [M] 14 lines lines

Extra Characters
The Sailor, The Carpenter, The Blacksmith, The Deacon, The Fare-Collector, The Printer, The Prisoner, The Gentleman, The Artist, The Innkeeper, The Slave, The Father, The Camerado, The Mother, The Spinning Girl, The Nurse, The Maid, The Bride, The Young Sister, The Spinster, The Lady, The Governess, Mother of All, The Prostitute, The Matron, The Peddler

Prop List

Satchels or knapsacks for each character, several pieces of paper, notebook, bugle, drum, (instruments optional), bandages, lantern


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