Are you teaching a mixed-up fairy tale unit? Here is a delightful short script contributed by guest author, Mariah Beachboard. In this funny spin on ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ the narrator and jester are at odds, and Prince Charming keeps jumping his cues!
Here is the cast list and an excerpt:
Cast of Characters
1ST WISE WOMAN
2ND WISE WOMAN
3RD WISE WOMAN
4TH WISE WOMAN
(As if reading from fancy fairytale book)
Once upon a time, in a land far, far, away, there was a beautiful queen and a handsome king who were very sad.
I wish we had a child.
Suddenly a frog hopped up to her and said –
– Hey, why a frog?
It is an amphibian and thus goes through a transformation from a tadpole to a frog. Therefore, the frog represents life, death, and rebirth in most folklore. In fact, in Egypt –
(Rolling his eyes)
– Ahem! (to QUEEN and KING) In one year you will have a baby girl.
And in one year they had a beautiful baby girl, just like the frog said.
I still don’t understand why it has to be a frog. Honestly, who would listen to a frog?