A Collection of Seven Grimm Fairy Tales adapted to Reader’s Theater, originally written by Brothers Grimm, and given a wee twist by Sue Russell.
*As explained below, these scripts are available separately – but together, this collection offers a big discount.
- Little Red Riding Hood
- Hansel and Gretel
- Sleeping Beauty
- Snow White
These plays each have a cast of 6. Reading time varies between 10 – 15/20 minutes.
A synopsis of the original fairy tale is provided at the beginning of each play; and included at the end of the first script is an optional lesson plan (including teaching input, discussion ideas and suggestions on further activities). This can obviously be used for each so it only appears once – to avoid unnecessary duplication.
*These scripts are available as separate plays (without Readers Theater adaption i.e. with music suggestions and stage directions).
Sample Text from Rumpelstilskin:
Narrator: Good morning. And welcome to one of our favourite fairy tales
Rumpelstiltskin: Rumpelstiltskin! That’s me!
Narrator: A veritable fiend! Villain! Crook!
Rumpelstiltskin: (Interrupting) Er, wait a minute! Are we talking about the same fairy tale?
Narrator: Well, I think so. Weren’t you the horrible little
Rumpelstiltskin: (Interrupting) Could you be just a tiny bit less offensive? I mean, ‘horrible’, ‘little’. Aren’t there any rules on political correctness here?
Narrator: (Apologetically) Oh I’m sorry. You’re right.
I’ll try not to follow this script I have here, quite so much
Rumpelstiltskin: Here! Let me take a look at that! (Snorting) Pah! As I thought! Those Brothers Grimm! The way they described their characters! They’d never get away with it today! ‘Little man’ indeed! How would they like to be vertically challenged?
Narrator: You know, I do sympathise with you. I think you have a right to feel the way you do!
Rumpelstiltskin: Well, thank you
Narrator: But that doesn’t completely excuse your behaviour.
Rumpelstiltskin: (Exploding) My behaviour? What about that of the king and the girl’s own father?