presentation plan

1.5 minutes for handing out invitations

2 mintues: Anicius: Welcome Roman Citizens! (applause sign) As you see by red sash, I am your fearless general Lucius Anicius here before you, fresh off the battlefields of Greece. I have taken prisoner Genthius, king of the Illyrians (boo sign), his children (boo sign), and the most celebrated stage-artists from Greece.

2 minutes: (Anicius switch)
Anicius: These minstrels have been brought forth to perform their Grecian version of performance for you. If you aren't aware, the Grecians are not as spirited as us Romans (Applause sign). Earlier today in this, the great Circus Maximus (indicate room) you have witnessed:

5 minuets for explanation and example:
Chariot Racing (example and applause sign):
Gladiator Fights: (example and applause):
Animal Fights (example and applause):

But now, a temporary stage has been constructed for these captive musicians to perform for you. Let us start with the pipers.

3-5 mintues:
(Pipers "play" a song)
(audience "boo sign)
Aunicius: You aren't playing well!!!!! Show a more competitive spirit!!! These are Romans you are playing to!!! (drunken discontent sign)

Pipers: whaaa??!

Aunicius' assistant: "turn and go at each other, make it into a fight" (drunken discontent sign)

Pipers start to blow unintelligible and loud noises on their pipes and start to fight each other (audience applause sign) and (fight sign)

5 minutes: Possible final professor speech?
Phil Lazario
Explanation of the roman idea of spectacle/why it's not theater at the time/ and what "spectacle was"/why it happened and CONNECTION TO POLITICS


(The End sign)
(applause sign)


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