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Drama – Classes 376 to 394

Class 376 – Monologue (adult performers)

For performers aged 19 and over.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a dramatic monologue – not to exceed 6 minutes.    

Class 377 – Monologue (16 – 18)

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a dramatic monologue – not to exceed 6 minutes.    

Class 378 – Monologue (14 & 15)

Test Piece: As for class 377.    

Class 379 – Monologue (12 & 13)

Test Piece: As for class 377 but the monologue must not to exceed 5 minutes.    

Class 380 – Monologue (11 and under)

Test Piece: As for class 377 but the monologue must not to exceed 5 minutes.    

Class 381 – Write Your Own Monologue – Open

Test Piece: Performers should submit an original monologue which takes not more than 4 minutes to perform. The manuscript should be submitted to the Secretary attached to the Entry Form. The adjudicator will assess the monologues prior to the Festival. The author or a nominee should perform it at the Festival.    

Class 382 – Duologue (adult performers)

For performers aged 19 and over. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a dramatic duologue – not to exceed 8 minutes. Performers should, if necessary, seek the permission of the copyright holder for public performance. Please consult the Secretary in cases of difficulty.    

Class 383 – Duologue (16 – 18)

Test Piece: As for class 382.    

Class 384 – Duologue (14 & 15)

Test Piece: As for class 382.    

Class 385 – Duologue (12 & 13)

Test Piece: As for class 382 but the duologue must not to exceed 6 minutes.    

Class 386 – Duologue (11 and under)

Test Piece: As for class 382 but the duologue must not to exceed 6 minutes.    

Class 387 – Shakespearean Monologue (16 – 18)

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a Shakespearean monologue – not to exceed 6 minutes.    

Class 388 – Shakespearean Monologue (12 – 15)

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a Shakespearean monologue – not to exceed 5 minutes.    

Class 389 – Shakespearean Sonnet (16 – 18)

Test Piece Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a Shakespearean sonnet – not to exceed 3 minutes.    

Class 390 – Shakespearean Sonnet (12 – 15)

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of a Shakespearean sonnet – not to exceed 3 minutes.    

Class 391 – Television, Film or Radio Script – Open

Test Piece: Own choice of a television, film or radio script for any number of characters – of between 2 and 8 minutes. Performers should, if necessary, seek the permission of the copyright holder for public performance. Please consult the Secretary in cases of difficulty.    

Class 392 – Playlet – Secondary Schools

For young people aged 18 and under from a secondary school (see regulation 9).

Test Piece: Own choice of a playlet for three or more characters – of not more than 12 minutes. Performers should, if necessary, seek the permission of the copyright holder for public performance. Please consult the Secretary in cases of difficulty. Teachers looking for suitable material might refer to James and the Giant Peach – A Play, or to Witches. Both from Plays for Children (Puffin). Alternatively, a choral dramatisation from any poem (eg – from the start of T S Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral) could be used, or a choral dramatisation of an old ballad (eg – Sir Patrick Spens).    

Class 393 – Playlet – Primary Schools (P4 – P7)

Test Piece: Own choice of a playlet for three or more characters – of not more than 10 minutes. Performers should, if necessary, seek the permission of the copyright holder for public performance. Please consult the Secretary in cases of difficulty. Teachers looking for suitable material might refer to Fantastic Mr Fox – A Play (Puffin), or to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – A Play (Puffin). Alternatively, a choral dramatisation of any poem may be used.    

Class 394 – Playlet – Primary Schools (P1 – P3)

Test Piece: Own choice of a playlet for three or more characters – of not more than 8 minutes. Performers should, if necessary, seek the permission of the copyright holder for public performance. Please consult the Secretary in cases of difficulty. Teachers looking for suitable material might refer to BFG Plays for Children (Puffin). Alternatively, a choral dramatisation of any poem or nursery rhyme may be used.    

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