The Birth of Democracy
Democracy first evolved 2,500 years ago in the city state of Athens. When in 404BC Hippias, the worst possible type of tyrant, did something extraordinary, which was turned by Cleisthenes and later Ephialtes and Pericles into the first democratic state.
Athens, in 50 minutes, tells the remarkable story of how Athenian Democracy evolved.
This musical is enjoyable way to introduce your children to citizenship and why it is so important to vote.
What you get?
With stage suggestions
Full libretto score
| MP3 tracks
| MP3 tracks
backing so your children learn the tunes
Make the props, scenery and costumes from recycled materials
Complete 50 minute show supplied ready to perform by 15 to 100 children Script (including stage directions) with Historical Fact Sheets and Art pack, MP3 file with Performance and Backing tracks, Libretto Music Score, 12 month Performance and Video License
Total Characters. 18 main parts, 1 clerk to the Council, any number of crowd, council men and patrons of the pub. (Numbers are flexible).
Olympia News Organisation Reporters:
Kirsty – A Presenter
Zoe – A Presenter
Kate Adieus – A Reporter
Iona Fish – A Weather Reporter
Prof Aristides – An Expert
Peisirodus – A Sports Reporter
Advisor – Advisor to Hippias
Hippias – The Tyrant
General – The General
Cleisthenes (Cle-s-th-a-nes) – An Aristocrat of Athens
Ephialtes – An Athenian Politician
Pericles – An Athenian Politician
Carpus – A Merchant
Herodion – A Merchant
Medus – The Landlord
Kallipos – A Councilman of Athens
Pericles – A Citizen of Athens
Anaxos – Chairman of the Council
Clerk to the Council, crowd, council men, patrons of the pub.
On Wednesday we put on our musical, titled “Athens – The birth of Democracy”.
It was a very successful show. The audience was thrilled, and most importantly
the children who participated were very happy.
Olga Kafasla, Athens Greece