I have written a set of lecture notes on China and the Chinese New Year and am happy to offer these FREE with the purchase of my Chinese New Year Script – as teachers will, I think, find this useful in giving background to the events over the 15-day period.
What better way to celebrate 2023 Chinese New Year – Year of the Rabbit – than with a rabbit … and the rest of his zodiac friends, of course!
A cast of 30 Duration around 15 minutes.
Snake: I would lay money on the fact that this one was born in the year of the rabbit – that’s this year, 2023!
Narrator: Excuse me! Do I look like a rabbit?
Horse: (Speaking ‘at a gallop’) No, but you see you don’t have to. If you’re born under this animal sign, then you share its qualities. So, in the case of the Rabbit ..
Rabbit: (Interrupting) Kindly allow me to speak for myself!
Rabbit child: I was born in the year 2011, the Year of the Rabbit. Which means, if my maths is correct, this too is the Year of the Rabbit!
Narrator: Correct! 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit! Could you tell us a little about yourself?
Rabbit child: I’m kind, elegant, sensitive, and artistic.
Rooster: (Interrupting) But.
Rabbit child: But I can be moody
Rooster: (Interrupting) And?
Rabbit child: OK, I can be lazy! (Glaring at Rooster) Satisfied?
Narrator: Now wait a minute! Who was suggesting I was like the rabbit? (Huffing) Lazy, indeed!
Dog: Well, as my learned friend here, Snake, has suggested – you are meant to be introducing us.
Pig: That is your role as narrator, you know.