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Workshops - Roman Empire
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MATRIX THEATRE
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ROMAN EMPIRE (1 hr.)
This workshop is available signed

Under the guidance of Julius Ceasar and Mark Anthony, our roman soldiers learn how to defend themselves against the onslaught of a cavalry charge with tactical expertise. Find out the significance of the standard bearer and join Emperor Augustus as he teaches his soldiers how to create the Tortoise to protect themsleves against an avalanche of spears. What made Caligula so unpopular after he started his reign with the roman populace behind him. Claudius proves that he is the one and only Emperor to conquer Britain and Nero is the one who cruhed the Boudicca uprising.

Learn what a soldie'rs life was really like, how many miles they marched and how much equipment they hard to carry. Join Hadrian as he patrols his wall and changes the guards before returning to camp which is protected by soldiers, a ditch and spikes.

This workshop helps students understand how the Roman Empire grew so large, lasted so long and became so successful through the discipline, strength and tactical brilliance of it's armies.



Hazel Weaver (Head Teacher, Abinjer Common First School)
All the children were fully involved in the workshop and got great insight into the life of a Roman soldier.  This drama workshop provides a fun way for both girls and boys to become a Roman for short while!

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