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!
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