Sleeping Beauty Readers Theater An Alternative Version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale is one of a series of fairy tales, given an alternative twist, and presented in Reader’s Theater format.
Cast of 6, Duration around 15 – 20 minutes. Plus synopsis, teaching input, discussion and suggestions for further follow-up activities
These scripts are also available from www.plays-r-ussell.com as plays i.e. to be performed, with music suggestions and stage directions.
Narrator: Good morning and welcome to our play on
Sleeping Beauty: (Yawning) What kind of time do you call this? It can only be halfway through the night!
Queen: (Scolding) Sleeping Beauty! What have I told you about setting your alarm clock?
Sleeping Beauty: (Sighing) Ah, sorry, mum! It’s just so hard to get back into the swing of things, after such a wonderful long nap!
King: Well, it was lucky your mother’s alarm clock had a ‘one hundred year timer’ – or we’d still be sound asleep!
Narrator: (Gasping) What? You mean there is no handsome prince in this story!
Sleeping Beauty: (Yawning loudly) Oh please! You’re going to send me back to sleep again if you continue with those old lines!
Narrator: But surely every good fairy tale needs a hero?
Sleeping Beauty: (Angrily) And what’s wrong with a heroine?
Queen: Precisely! I didn’t bring my daughter up to depend on men!