Play script final version

Script

The reality of the coal mines

Characters

Charles Lee: A rich man who has a coal mine.

John Wits: A poor boy who works in the coal mine of Charles

London 1852, in a coal mine, both kids and adults work, the putters going with the wagons with coal. In the office the owner is counting his money, but he notices a terrible thing.

Charles: (He is acting like he is doing buisness things and he does a surprise face) Oh, no, it seems that I have less money than last month, and it started five years ago. If I do not do something quickly, the coal mine will close. (He thinks for a moment.) I know, I will fire some workers.(Leaves the stage).

John: (Acting like he is waiting something) When is that coal wagon going to be ready, I need to take it to the other side of the coal mine.

(Charles enters with a piece of paper)

Charles: Hey you kid, come here.

John: Who, me? (Shows a worry face)

Charles: Yes you, come here.

John: What do you want?

Charles: (Shows the piece of paper)Tell the people who are in the paper that are fired.

John: (Takes the paper)Ok but, why you are fireing them?

Charles: Because otherwise the mine will close.

John: But who will do their work now?

Charles: Well, the other workers will do their jobs as an extra! Now shut up and tell them.

(Both leaves the stage)

(Charles enters and he sits at his desk)

Charles: Well, it seems that one of the workers who supervised is sick, so I must replace him.

(Charles leaves the stage, then John enters)

John. Why there are taking so long. Now I must do double work.

(Charles enters)

Charles: Wow, I never thought that this place was so dark and ugly. Hey you kid.

John: Me?

Charles: Yes, please come here, whats your name?

John: John Wits

Charles: John, please tell, this place has always been as it is now.

John: Yes

Charles. Wow, please tell me more how is life here.

John: Well actually life is very bad here, it is very dark and dirty and also very dangerous, one time a rock fell over a man and almost kills him. And now everyone must do double work.

Charles: Wow, I never thought that life here was so bad, thank you kid, you opened my eyes.

And so the life in the mine changed. Now the mine is a good place for the workers and Charles returned their old work of the workers he fired. When Charles died,  he pased the mine to John.

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Name: Charles

Age: 45

Nationality: English

Socioeconomic level: rich

Hometown: London

Current Residence: His mine’s Personal Room.

Occupation: Mine owner.

Salary: E 20.000

Date of birth: 1807

Siblings: No.

Spouse: No.

Children: No.

Height: ?

Weight: ?

Race: Caucasian

Eye Color: brown

Hair Color: brown

Skin Collor: “Brown”

Educational Background: Studied in a very good school. Finished full education as a comercial engineer.

Inteligence Level: High Average.

Learning Experiences: ?

Character’s short-term goals in life: Get more money

Character’s long-term goals in life: Get so rich to never work again

How does character see himself: A high class mine owner.

How he feels he is perceived by others: Generous and helper, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victorian Drama: self and peer assestment

  • Self assessment is a process in which you look at your own performance in a specific task and reflect on how good/bad you did it.
  • Peer assessment is a process in which you can provide feedback to your classmate. In this way you can better off your performance as a students and develop certain areas of your life you had not noticed before.

In class, write a self and peer assessment of your performance in the Victorian Drama Activity. Assess yourself, and your partner, using these areas and questions as a guide (Upload this information on your Blog)

1)      Did I keep myself/my partner focused?

2)     Was I/my partner kind and respectful towards others?

3)     Did I/my partner listen well to suggestions?

4)     Did I/my partner contribute to the project, not necessarily in quantity, but in functional ways to keep the work moving in a positive direction?

5)     Overall, how effectively did you/your partner work on this project?

6)     How knowledgeable, well prepared, respectful in the midst of discussion or disagreement, enthusiastic, and honest with the group was I/ my partner?

7)      Give one specific example of something you learnt from your partner that you probably would not have learnt working alone.

8)     Describe the best and worst part of your performance.

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1) Yes

2) Yes

3) Yes

4) Yes

5) My partner made the script, and I got the ideas for the performance

6) We all where prepared, and where respectfull with all ideas.

7) I don t know.

8) I think, that the worst part of my performance was the last part. It was a litle bit direct, but we didn t have anything else. It was good, but it was way too direct, quickly, etc. I m not sure about the best part of the performance.