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Drama


SPEECH AND DRAMA - SET VERSE SOLO CLASSES (Saturday 19th May)
Class No. Description Age 
401 Set Verse Speaking from Memory. Either (1) The Bird's nest (Drinkwater) - from 100 Best or (2) Cats (Farjeon) - from 100 Best or (3) The Owl and the Pussycat (Lear) from The Works. 7 & under
402 Set Verse Speaking from Memory. Either (1) Water Voles (Ewart) from 100 Best or (2) Duck's Ditty (Grahame) from 100 Best or (3) Song of the Kite (Judith Nicolls) from The Works. 8 & under
403 Set Verse Speaking from Memory. Either (1) Dover Beach (Arnold) from 100 Best or (2) The Magic Piper (Marsh) from 100 Best. 10 & under
404 Set Verse Speaking from Memory. Either (1) Greedy Dog (Hurley) from 100 Best or (2) Friends (Jennings) from 100 Best. 12 & under
405 Set Verse Speaking from Memory. Either (1) Jack Frost in the Garden (Smeeton) from 100 Best or (2) The Sound Collector (McGough) from 100 Best. 14 & under
406 Set Verse Speaking from Memory. Either (1) Lullaby (A Henri) from 100 Best or (2) November Evening (Bullett) from 100 Best. 16 & under
In Classes 401-406 Poems are taken from 100 Best Poems for Children (Ed R McGough) Penguin ISBN 0-141-31058-8 and The Works (chosen by Paul Cookson) MacMillan Children's Books ISBN 0-330-48104-5.

SPEECH AND DRAMA - OWN CHOICE POEMS. (Saturday 19th May)
Class No. Description Age 
NC20 Verse Speaking from Memory. Own Choice. 12 & under
NC21 Verse Speaking from Memory. Own Choice. 16 & under
407 Verse Speaking from Memory. Own Choice. 7 & under
408 Verse Speaking from Memory. Own Choice. 9 & under
409 Verse Speaking from Memory. Own Choice. 11 & under
410 Verse Speaking from Memory. Own Choice. 13 & under
411 Verse Speaking from Memory. Own Choice. 16 & under
412 Verse Speaking from Memory. Own Choice. 18 & under
413 Verse Speaking from Memory. Own Choice. Open


SHARED POEMS (Saturday 19th May)
Class No. Description Age 
414 Shared Poem from Memory. Own Choice. For 2 or 3 Performers. 11 & under
415 Shared Poem from Memory. Own Choice. For 2 or 3 Performers. 16 & under


RELIGIOUS READINGS (Saturday 19th May)
Class No. Description Age 
416 Religious Reading. Mark 12 v41-44, Authorised Version 11 & under
417 Religious Reading. Mark 10 v17-22, Authorised Version 13 & under
418 Religious Reading. Luke 22 v54-62, Authorised Version 16 & under
419 Religious Reading. Own Choice (time limit 5 minutes). Open


DUOLOGUES (Saturday 19th May)
Class No. Description Age 
420 Duologue from Memory. Own Choice (time limit 5 minutes). 9 & under
421 Duologue from Memory. Own Choice (time limit 5 minutes). 11 & under
422 Duologue from Memory. Own Choice (time limit 5 minutes). 13 & under
423 Duologue from Memory. Own Choice (time limit 5 minutes). 16 & under
424 Duologue from Memory. Own Choice (time limit 5 minutes). Open


SHAKESPEARE (Saturday 19th May)
Class No. Description Age 
425 Own Choice From Memory of any work by Shakespeare (time limit 5 minutes). 13 & under
426 Own Choice From Memory of any work by Shakespeare (time limit 5 minutes). 16 & under
427 Own Choice From Memory of any work by Shakespeare (time limit 5 minutes). Open


SIGHT READING (Saturday 19th May)
Class No. Description Age 
428 Sight Reading. 9 & under
429 Sight Reading. 11 & under
430 Sight Reading. 13 & under
431 Sight Reading. 16 & under
432 Sight Reading. 18 & under


PROSE READING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING (Saturday 19th May)
Class No. Description Age 
NC22 Prose Reading Own Choice (time limit 3 minutes). 12 & under
NC23 Prose Reading Own Choice (time limit 3 minutes). 16 & under
433 Prose Reading Own Choice (time limit 3 minutes). 10 & under
434 Prose Reading Own Choice (time limit 3 minutes). 12 & under
435 Prose Reading Own Choice (time limit 3 minutes). 14 & under
436 Prose Reading Own Choice (time limit 3 minutes). 16 & under
437 Prose Reading Own Choice (time limit 3 minutes). 18 & under
438 Public Speaking from Memory. A prepared talk of approximately 3 minutes on any aspect of the Competitor's work or interest. 18 & under


SOLO DRAMA (Saturday 19th May)
Class No. Description Age 
NC24 From Memory from any play other than Shakespeare. 12 & under
NC25 From Memory from any play other than Shakespeare. 16 & under
439 From Memory from any play other than Shakespeare. 11 & under
440 From Memory from any play other than Shakespeare. 13 & under
441 From Memory from any play other than Shakespeare. 16 & under
442 From Memory from any play other than Shakespeare. 18 & under
443 From Memory from any play other than Shakespeare. Open


MIME (Saturday 19th May)
Class No. Description Age 
444 Own Choice (time limit 3 minutes). 11 & under
445 Own Choice (time limit 3 minutes). 13 & under
446 Own Choice (time limit 3 minutes). 16 & under
447 Own Choice (time limit 3 minutes). Open


SPONTANEOUS NARRATION (Saturday 19th May)
Class No. Description Age 
448 Spontaneous Narration (time limit 3 minutes). 12 & under
449 Spontaneous Narration (time limit 3 minutes). 16 & under
Note: The Adjudicator will give the same object to each Competitor in turn. After half a minute they are to tell a story concerning it.

ADULT CLASS (Saturday 19th May)
Class No. Description Age 
NC26 Own Choice Poem, Prose or Drama (time limit 5 minutes). Open
450 Own Choice Poem, Prose or Drama (time limit 5 minutes). 21 & under


THE JUNIOR SPEECH AND DRAMA PRIZE (Saturday 19th May)
Class No. Description Age 
451 Each competitor is to give a 10-minute recital of 3 Own Choice pieces showing 3 different aspects of Speech and Drama. See rule 4 (i). At least one choice must be From Memory. Possible choices include: Verse Speaking from Memory, Religious Reading from the Authorised Bible, Prose Reading, Shakespeare from Memory, Solo Drama from Memory, Sonnet from Memory or Public Speaking. 18 & under


THE BUXTON POEM CLASS (Saturday 19th May)
Class No. Description Age 
452 This class celebrates the delights of Buxton. The performer (or performers) should recite either The Buxton Poem by Ian McMillan or any previously written poem about Buxton or any new poem about Buxton. The performance will be adjudicated on the merits and entertainment value of the recital. Open