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

Drum Taps

Recommended for High Schools

Drum Taps (Small 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


 5
2M | 3W


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
5 Characters
2M, 3W

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.

LIZBETH [W] 63 lines
ALICE [W] 61 lines
MEG [W] 66 lines
THOMAS [M] 53 lines
HENRY [M] 47 lines

Prop List

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

Multimedia

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