"RATS!" is a set of 4 short plays for reading and performance in schools by 8-11 year olds. The 4 plays are "RATS!" about the Plague and Fire of London, "Alfred & The Cakes" about King Alfred and the Danes, "Old Marley is Dead" based on Dickens's A Christmas Carol and "Elizabeth on tour", describing Queen Elizabeth 1 and her visit to the Globe theatre to meet Shakespeare and at the same time see off and invasion by the Spanish Armada
The prey and the temporarily secure ones:
Mrs. Kessel, a hunted Jewish woman forces her way into the Mr. Lermann's apartment, a local Jewish community leader, begging him to help her rescue her husband.
Somewhere in Vichy come together Mrs. and Mr. Krause, illegal, persecuted Jewish refugees, ordinary honest French citizens, a collaborating secret agent who looks like a Hassidic rebbi and a French half-paralyzed collaborting gendarme.
Across the South-Eastern French Pyrenees, 2 groups of Jewish illegal refugees attempt and fail to smuggle the border into Spain. Dispute bewteen Nazi sympathizer and French patriotic guides, intertwined with desperate interchange between Reb Dov Berish and his wife Malke.
Surprise encounter between 2 Jewish hostages taken in revenge for Resistance sabotage act and their Nazi captor, World War 1 veteran who owes his life to their father, a Jewish baker from Galicia, then Poland, now Ukrainian provice.
Drancy,France, concentration camp.
"The Drancy internment camp was an assembly and detention camp for confining Jews who were later deported to the extermination camps during the German military administration of Occupied France during World War II. It was located in Drancy, a northeastern suburb of Paris, France. Between June 22, 1942, and July 31, 1944, during its use as an internment camp, 67,400 French, Polish, and German Jews were deported from the camp in 64 rail transports, which included 6,000 children. Only 1,542 remained alive at the camp when Allied forces liberated it on 17 August 1944."
A suite of scenes, loosely connected, set in Vichy France and Stalag 325, World War 2. Protagonists: illegal Jewish refugees, members of the Resistance Movement, French collaborators, officers of Stalag 325, situated near Rawa Ruska, Galicia, Poland (now in Ukraine) where Russian, Belgian,French and other POW's were kept and exterminated.
1st Post: Title page, Copyright and Contact Editor info., playwright's short biographical outline, Editor's linguistical comments, Script Outline
I wrote this monologue as part of my English coursework and honestly I love it...partly because it got me an A* but then again I love the work of Shakespeare. :)
BTW I'm quite proud of the last two paragraphs because they are in iambic pentameter.
This is a monologue that I wrote/preformed based on the book, "Feed" by MT Anderson. This was written through the eyes of Violet Durn who is a teenager of the future. At this point in the future, people have chips inside their brains run by corporations called the 'Feed'. It controls your interests, creates a consumer profile, it does everything in its power to help corporations grow. Violet falls for a boy named Titus, but it ends up being not what she expected. Violet is not normal, she is actually rather different from everyone else; she sees through the worlds lies and because of that it costs her more than she was expecting. **Note: Major spoilers.**