How Anansi Got His Stories Script Royalty-free Play Script for Schools

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Apr 18, 2024
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9-15 characters, for ages 6-10. Ten-minute play based on a popular African folk-tale.

Anansi the spider is a popular trickster character in African lore. In this play, the Sky God has kept stories hidden in a box, and Anansi must perform seemingly impossible feats to retrieve the stories and give them back to the people.

The script is three pages long and has parts for 9-15 characters, depending on the number of hornets. It’s a great play for a group of boys, as there is plenty of opportunity for physicality, and the play features dangerous reptiles, animals and insects.

Also included are:

  • Fun facts about Africa
  • Discussion questions
  • Four additional drama/learning activities

Drama Notebook has a collection of six short plays from six different continents that you can use to teach a unit on stories from around the world, or plays from various cultures!

North America – Nanuk and the Hunter
South America – Cormorant and Rainbow Snake
Asia – The Monkey and the Mango
Europe – The Little Red Hen
Oceania – Kiwi’s Gift
Africa – How Anansi got his Stories

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