The Legend of Callipateira
The Ancient Olympics were part of a five day festival which was held every four years in honour of Zeus, the King of the Gods. Only men were allowed to compete in the Ancient Olympics, girls and unmarried women could attend, but not married women. This is a story based around Pausanias’ original story of Callipateira, one married woman, wanted to go to the Olympic Games to help her son. She put on a false beard and went. On the way we discover the traditions of the games, such as the Olympic Torch and the Olympic Truce.
What you get?
When you buy 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 Artpack, CD with Performance and Backing tracks, Libretto Music Score, Lyric ‘n’ Lines CD with script and song words to save copying the scripts or for use with a Whiteboard – 12 month Performance and Video License – Photocopying License – Free Delivery within the UK.
Total Characters. 7 main parts, 2 other parts, 2 judges, 2 Olympic guards, 2 Greek men, the torch bearer, 7 villagers, 5 soldiers, assorted Greek gods, heroes, 10 Olympic crowd. (Numbers are flexible).
Callipateira – A Greek woman.
Peisirodus – Callipateira’s son.
Aurora – Peisirodus’ female friend, a great gymnast.
Costa – Greek man from same village as Peisirodus.
Alexandria – Callipateira’s friend.
Miletos – Great Greek wrestler.
Olympic Steward – Olympic official.
Pausanius – Peisirodus’ friend.
2 other judges
2 Olympic guards
2 Greek men
The torch bearer
Assorted Greek gods, heroes
10 Olympic crowd