Meet the Anglo-Saxons Guided Reading Play Scripts. Focused guided reading playscript describing aspects of the lives of the Anglo Saxons
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Unit 6B The Anglo-Saxons
5 plays and 5 quizzes
Play 1 Introduction Speakers: King Arthur, King Alfred, Asser, Guthrum, King Athelstan, King Cnut
King Arthur: I’ll say! All we wanted in 410 A.D. was a ‘quick fix’.
Guthrum: Funny how raiding, invading and then conquering often end up with settling. Us
Vikings did that too!
Asser: How true! The Anglo-Saxons started their raiding in 350 A.D. Then started invading in 430 A.D. and then settled themselves in Britain just 20 years later!
Play 2 Anglo-Saxon Life Speakers: Man, Woman, Child, Freya, Woden, Thor
Freya: Now, now dear! Don’t be too harsh. They’re a bit simple, this lot. I mean, just look at where they live!
Thor: Yes, in a wooden house, with an open fire in the middle
Freya: And no chimney! No wonder they stink of smoke!
Play 3 Sutton Hoo Discovery Speakers: Edith Pretty, Mr. Basil Brown, Archaeologist 1 & 2, H.M Chadwick, Raedwald.
Raedwald: And didn’t you have a dream – about a funeral procession and treasures?
Edith Pretty: Funny you should say that! Yes, I did! How do you know about that?
Raedwald: Well, I was in it! I was getting tired of watching you and your son counting the rabbits on those burial mounds, every day! I kept thinking, when are they going to realise what riches they’re standing on!
Play 4 Beowulf Speakers King Hroogar, Beowulf, Grendel, Grendel’s Mother, Dragon, Wiglaf
King Hroogar: right party pooper! Just because you’re too miserable to enjoy a bit of singing and dancing!
Grendel: Woken from my sleep by your partying! No wonder I was driven to murder!
Beowulf: But to go and kill those warriors, while they were sleeping! What cowardice!
King Hroogar: And then to eat them!
Grendel: How yummy! Now, if you’ll excuse me! I’m off for a nap – let this lot digest before I come back for more!
Play 5 Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Speakers: Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere, Lancelot, Galahad, Mordred
Merlin: And those emblems around your necks?
Guinevere: To remind them to lead pure lives, always seeking the very best, on the path of the Holy Grail – that symbol of God’s grace.
Arthur: Yes, that was the cross. But haven’t you forgotten the red dragon and what that stood for? Lancelot?
Lancelot: You mean serving my king? Well I did that on the battlefield. It just slipped my mind at other times.
Arthur: Yes, like when you were near my wife!
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