The first stage of creating a piece of drama is having an idea. Some creators can find inspiration for their ideas anywhere!
Lin Manual Miranda found global success with his theatre production of Hamilton, a hip hop style musical based on the historical figure of Alexander Hamilton, one of the American ‘Founding Fathers’. Miranda was inspired to write Hamilton after ready a biography about Alexander Hamilton and thought his life story would make a great stage show.
Here are some clips from the stage show;
Alexander Hamilton Official Clip
Satisfied Official Clip
Your challenge this half term is to devise a piece of drama based on another historical figure.
Who could it be?
Who has already had a film or TV show made about them?
Who has inspired you?
Who has had an interesting life?
You can write up your performance plan in any format.