The Gorgon’s Head Assembly or Class Play

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Ancient Greek Myths The Gorgon’s Head Assembly or Class Play

The Gorgon’s Head Assembly or Class Play. What was Poseidon thinking – taking on all these women? He might succeed at putting the youth Perseus in his place but a group of ‘wronged women’? Never!

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Ancient Greek Myths The Gorgon’s Head Assembly or Class Play

The Gorgon’s Head Assembly or Class Play. What was Poseidon thinking – taking on all these women? He might succeed at putting the youth Perseus in his place but a group of ‘wronged women’? Never!

A cast of 30 – easily adaptable up or down. Duration: around 10 – 15 minutes not including music

The Gorgon’s Head Assembly or Class Play. Sample Text:

Medusa:    Just like I said! Gods! Men! The bane of our lives!

Poseidon:  (Clutching his forehead, muttering) I think I have a headache coming on. (Pauses)You know something? I suddenly feel just a little outnumbered! Would you ladies mind just giving me a short break?

(Exit Athene, Medusa and Danae, shrugging their shoulders)

Poseidon:  Phew! Peace at last! Oh don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against ‘the weaker sex’

(Athene comes storming back)

Music 3 War – Edwin Starr – Brief excerpt

Athene:     What was that you just said? Weaker, eh? I’ll show you weaker!

(Athene strides up and down, wielding her sword)

Poseidon:  (Holding hand up) OK. I apologize.

Athene:     Goddess of wisdom and war!

(To Poseidon) You’d do well to remember that!

Poseidon:  (Aside) As if I could forget!

(To Athene) Now, what was I saying about having a little peace?

Athene:     Huh! Give me war any day!

(Exit Athene)

Poseidon:  (Clutching head) Women! I knew I should never have agreed to this!

(Enter Perseus, giving Poseidon a ‘high five)

Perseus:     What’s up, bro?

Poseidon:  (Indignantly) Bro? I’ll give you bro!

Perseus:     OK so I guess it’s Uncle, really – seeing as Zeus was my dad, and your brother!

Poseidon:  Correct! So no more bro, right?

Perseus:     Fair enough! So, what’s the plan, dude?

Poseidon:  (Exploding) Dude? Excuse me but that’s even worse than bro! What is it with you youngsters? Can’t you talk normally?

Perseus:     (Sighing) OK I’ll try! I’m just not used to hanging out with oldies like you!

Poseidon:  (Exploding) Now look here, young Perseus! If you and me are going to get along, you need to show a little respect!

(Enter Danae)

Danae:       Perseus! Where are those manners I taught you?

Poseidon:  I think he might have lost them during his travels!

Danae:       Well, let’s help him find them again! Poseidon is only trying to

Poseidon:  (Looking at his watch) Get this story told? Well, that’s proving a bit of a challenge!

(To Danae) No offence, madam, but you women don’t half talk alot!

(Enter Polydectes, accompanied by ‘several’ women, all chatting and laughing)

Polydectes:            (Groaning) Tell me about it! You want to try keeping them quiet in court! Once they get going there’s no stopping them!

Danae:       (Curtseying) My lord!

Perseus:     (Bowing) King Polydectes!

Poseidon:  (To Perseus) Ah that’s better! So you do have some manners after all!

(Enter Hippodameia)

Hippodameia:        I wouldn’t bother! He’s not worth it!

Poseidon:  (Clutching his head) Oh no! Not another unhappy woman!

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