The Happy Prince Play is a Readers Theatre/Guided Reading/Short Play
Cast of 6
Duration – reading time 10 minutes – add on another 15 to 20 minutes for the synopsis, teaching input, discussion points and suggestions for further activities.
This script is one of a collection which includes:
- The Happy Prince: Cast of 6 – around 10 minutes reading time
- The Nightingale and the Rose: Cast of 6 – around 5 – 10 minutes reading time
- The Selfish Giant: Cast of 6 – around 5 minutes reading time
- The Devoted Friend: Cast of 6 – around 5 – 10 minutes reading time
- The Remarkable Rocket made up of 3 parts:
- Part I cast of 6, around 5 – 10 minutes reading time
- Part II cast of 6, around 10 – 15 minutes reading time
- Part III cast of 6, around 10 – 15 minutes reading time
The same 6 speakers may be used for all 3 parts, or 3 different sets of speakers used, taking cast size to a possible 21 (with the addition of ‘extras’/doubling up)
These scripts are all available separately off www.plays-r-ussell.com
Sample Text from The Happy Prince:
Cast of 6
- Happy Prince
Narrator: (Sighing) Ah, The Happy Prince! A wonderful story of
Swallow: Friendship and Love
Happy Prince: Loyalty
Narrator: And so much more.
Swallow: I feel honoured to be in this story – it’s such a classic!
Happy Prince: (Laughing) How could you not have been in it? There would be no story without you!
Swallow: Or you!
Happy Prince: Yes, together we made quite a team!
Narrator: And your example continues to inspire us today. (Pauses) So let’s take a look at the story. (To Happy Prince) That’s quite a view you had!
Happy Prince: Indeed! I could see over the entire city.
Swallow: Course, if you’re a bird you don’t need a tall column
Seamstress: You can just fly!
Writer: What an amazing gift!
Matchgirl: To soar above the world
Happy Prince: And see all the misery below!
Narrator: (Couging) Coming from .. what did they call you?
Happy Prince: (Laughing ruefully) The Happy Prince! In fact, I was anything but!