Bringing History and Life to Life!
Historical Interpretation Through Drama
Simon Waterfield is a historical researcher, writer and storyteller. He creates stories that bring history and people to life. Historical Interpretation through drama answers the question ‘What is History?’ from the view of a common man caught up in historic events.
“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” – Rudyard Kipling
“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe, But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” – Native American Proverb
Listen to me talking about it on Riverside Radio in 2021
I have created so far, several lives that are explored through 30-45 minute theatrical monologues, including The Kilted Tommy, The Agincourt Archer, The Weymouth Pilgrim, An audience with Charles Dickens and St Tysilio, The Story of a Welsh Saint.
Using his experiences as re-enactor, actor, and drawing on family history, Simon has developed his monologues to illustrate how great historical events are seen from an ordinary person’s point of view.
He has also written short stories and books dealing with life now. Have a look on the books and stories buttons above
Targeted Stories that Bring History to life!
I research, write and perform stories for particular clients, events, museums, and locations that illustrate the lives of ordinary people connected with those places to better illustrate and explore their histories.
The Stories written so far can be explored under the ‘Stories’ button above
Lengths can vary subject to requirement.
The Lives and the stories are suitable for performances at, and already have been performed at, Castles, Historic Houses, Theatres, Museums, Churches and tents, and even outdoors under a tree in a nature reserve and in a beautiful country house garden.
They can form part of a larger event and as a standalone historic experience.
They can also form part of an evening entertainment, perhaps with food.
Please come and see and hear me in action!