Ancient Greek Myths Tale of Two Spinners Class Play
This class play can be used as an assembly (for performance) or as a class play, to be read within the classroom. It is part of a set of scripts written on the Ancient Greek Myths which includes Guided Reading scripts plus quizzes. The poem - The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt - is included in the text.
Cast of 30 - easily adaptably up or down
Duration - around 10 - 15 minutes
Narrator: Now, that’s better.
(Ushering Incey Wincey Spider and Little Miss Muffet back to their seats)
(To audience) You see how ridiculous this fear of spiders is? What do they call it? Arachn
(Enter Arachne, scuttling on in spider costume)
Arachne: Someone mention my name?
Narrator: Ah! You’d be Arachne! As in Arachnophobia?
Arachne: Well, I have no fear of spiders. I just am one! All thanks to
Arachne: Wretched goddess!
(Athene scowls and raises her hand)
Athene: (Menacingly) I’d be very careful what you say, if I were you Arachne! That tongue of yours has already got you into a whole heap of trouble!
Arachne: (Gesturing at the spider outfit) Oh you mean this? Just because I said I was a better spinner than you!
Athene: Foolish girl! What arrogance! You had to be punished!
Arachne: That wasn’t quite the only reason I got punished, was it?
Narrator: I’d say that was ample reason! Definitely too big for her boots, this one!
Arachne: (Wailing) But I was brilliant at my craft.
Athene: And didn’t you know it! You had to be taken down a peg or two.