"Theatre and Daily Life" workshop
From € 14 per children
The workshops led by specialists in ancient history, are based on school curricula. Groups are invited to choose one of the following two formulas:
Formula 1: theatre and entertainment + 1 workshop on daily life (2 hrs)
Formula 2: theatre and entertainment + 2 workshops on daily life (2 hrs 30 mins.)
FIRST PART: THEATRE AND ENTERTAINMENT
Inspired by the latest research on “ludi romani”, the workshop presents the world of the theatre in Ancient Rome: leisure activities, key characters in classic plays and their costumes. As the workshop follows a theme that illustrates the Latin expression “panem et circenses” (bread and circuses or bread and games), the children discover the society of “otium” (leisure). They will attend a classic play before dressing up in actors’ togas and try out their acting skills.
SECOND PART: DAILY LIFE DURING ROMAN ANTIQUITY
Choose 1 or 2 workshops among the 6 on offer:
Games of Antiquity: the children get a taste of the games that existed in Antiquity and compare them with the games children play today.
Oil lamp: children taking part in this workshop will learn how oil lamps work then will be able to make and take home a small one that was inspired by archaeological discoveries.
Coin Minting: the children see Roman money being made then try out different techniques used in Antiquity.
Writing and etching: the children are presented with epigraphic inscriptions then they receive a clay tablet on which they reproduce the inscriptions while learning their meanings.
"War of the Gauls": the children discover two types of emblematic warriors: the Roman legionnaire under Julius Caesar and the Gaulish warrior.
Clothing in Rome: the children discover the way Romans dressed during the times of the Republic and the Empire. What type of clothes? How to wear them?Groups (20 to 60 chlidren) are invited to choose one of the following two formulas :
Lecture tour of the Roman Theatre
Theatre & Museum of Orange + Harmas de Fabre