Unit 6C The Vikings
Unit 6C The Vikings. 5 plays and 5 quizzes on the life and times of the Vikings. Exploring all aspects of their lives.
Play 1 Introduction
Speakers:Viking 1, 2 & 3; Monk 1, 2 & 3.
Monk 2: Bird spotters, indeed! I’ll never forget your words, brother, as this lot piled off their longboats! “Ooh! They’re a little off course for the Farne Islands! They’ll not find many puffins round here! Let’s help these good folk back on their way”!
Monk 3: And did they listen?
Viking 2: Oh we listened all right! To you shouting and screaming when we took all your riches!
Play 2 Kings Speakers:Viking King 1, 2 & 3; Ethelred, King Harold , King Alfred.
Viking King 3: Manners! Then there was Magnus Barelegs – not for long in our winters!
Viking King 1: Thorfinn Skullsplitter – a real gentleman, I’ve heard!
Viking King 2: Einar Falsemouth – famous for his honesty, no doubt!
Play 3 Viking Family at home Speakers: Mum, Dad, Son, Daughter, Chieftain, Slave
Son: And don’t forget that seagull we had the other night!
Daughter: Or the seal!
Mum: And that delicious boar stew? Or was it polar bear?
Slave: I’d have thought you’d have noticed the difference!
Dad (under his breath):Not the way she cooks them!
Play 4 Speakers: Odin, Berserker, Thor, Freya, Frey, Loki
Frey: But maybe he just went that little bit too far when he (pauses) mothered that 8 legged foal!
Berserker: You mean, Loki is the mum of Odin’s horse? What a family!
Thor: And you thor’t you were mad!
Play 5 Explorers Speakers: Erik the Red, Leif Eriksson, Bjarni Herjolfsson, Settler, Merchant, Sailor
Sailor: My! You explorers! So competitive! Let’s not forget us sailor boys who got you there! We had no maps or compasses. We just had to rely on the stars and the Sun to guide us.
Bjarni: Plus the flight of birds, and shoals of fish.
Sailor: And if your eyesight wasn’t up to picking out landmarks, such as islands or mountains, then there was always your nose.
Settler: Your nose?
Sailor: Yes. You’d be surprised how many times a smelly sheep has come to our rescue. If ewe can sniff a smelly ram, ewe know you are not far from land!