Let’s Meet Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth I
Let’s Meet Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth I. These scripts can either be read by one child (plus adult i.e. child reading one character and adult taking on the role of the other); or by two children (reading to an adult). This is the first in a series of ‘Two Reader’ Scripts that I am writing.
Duration: Approximately 5 – 10 minutes – this includes reading and quiz afterwards.
Let’s Meet Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth Sample Text:
Queen Victoria: Ah a man who could write! Like Charles Dickens! He told us all about the poor.
Queen Elizabeth: Oh, them!
Queen Victoria: Yes, them! Those poor children! It was time things changed.
Queen Elizabeth: In what way?
Queen Victoria: Free schools and free meals?
Queen Elizabeth: Wow! That was a big step forward!
Queen Victoria: And so many inventions – all making our lives better. We saw the first cars, first railways, first
Queen Elizabeth: (Interrupting) Cars? Railways?
Queen Victoria: Oh, I’m forgetting! You just had horses! You see, we had the Industrial Revolution
Queen Elizabeth: Industrial Revolution?
Queen Victoria: Oh dear. I will sit down with you some other time and tell you all about it. Like, how we could talk to each other – sitting in different parts of the country!
Queen Elizabeth: What?
Queen Victoria: Yes, that was the telephone! Then, we could see in the dark … without candles or fire.
Queen Elizabeth: No!
Queen Victoria: Yes, that was electricity.
Queen Elizabeth: Electricity?
Queen Victoria: We could make pictures of people and places … without a paint brush.
Queen Elizabeth: Impossible!
Queen Victoria: No. That was called, photography!