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Workshops - Pirates of the High Seas
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MATRIX THEATRE
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PIRATES OF THE HIGH SEAS (1 hr.)
This workshop is available signed

This workshop goes further that the infant version and more is asked of the students during the one and half hour session. They are quickly transformed into some of the finest pirates that roamed the seas - The Vikings.

We then move swiftly on through history to encounter, Corsair pirates, (The Barbarossa Brothers), Privateers (Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh) and Buccaneers (Sir Henry Morgan), Caribbean pirates (Blackbeard, Jack Rackham, Ann Bonny and Mary Read) and Chinese pirates (Madam Cheng 1. She had 80.000 pirates working for her and 8,000 junks under her control.  We learn the politics on board a navy ship and on a pirate ship and dispel some of the myths and legends surrounding these 'sea dogs'.

Whilst learning about these enigmatic people of the sea, the workshop incorporates history and geography. The pirates of today are armed with speed boats and machine guns and today we encounter video pirates!