Class Play on Holland

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Class Play on Holland
Cast of 30 (easily adapted up or down); duration around 15 minutes.
In this Holland class play, the narrator plus supporting cast are joined by a rather famous artist - none too happy to have his work handed out for free! Read on to find out why this Van Gogh had every right to feel like he'd just lost a winning lottery ticket!
This is one of a set of scripts Sue Russell has written on different countries (Great Britain, England, Scotland, Wales, Holland, Australia, France, Spain, Malta, India, Africa).
Sample Text:
Music 1 Tulips from Amsterdam – Max Bygraves
(Children file in, sitting down in two rows of fifteen, facing the audience)
Narrator: Good morning and welcome to our assembly on
Whole Cast: (Together) The Netherlands!
(Narrator looks puzzled, checking his notes)
Narrator: Now, wait a minute! I have (reading) ‘Welcome to our assembly on’ (pauses) ‘Holland’ written here. (Looking around) Am I in the right place?
Child 1: You certainly are!
Narrator: (Spluttering) But … (pointing at notes)
Child 1: Yes, I can see you have ‘Holland’ written down there; and granted it is a little confusing. But that’s just because we have two names! Foreigners tend to refer to our country as Holland but we call ourselves
Whole Cast: (Together) The Netherlands!
Child 2: Neder being the Dutch word for low
Child 3: And Landen meaning lands.
Narrator: (A little huffily) Well, I’m glad we’ve cleared that up! (Coughing to himself) Not the most promising of starts!
(Addressing Cast)
Anything else you need to tell me?
Child 4: Well, I suppose you know why we call ourselves Dutch?
Narrator: As opposed to Netherlandish or Hollandish? Please explain!
Child 4: The word Dutch comes from the German word Deutsch meaning Germany. You see, the majority of us have German blood; though we tend to refer to ourselves as Nederlanders.
Narrator: (Stroking his/her chin) Hmm. I’m thinking we need a little historical background here.
Child 5: OK. So our land was first inhabited by Celtic and Germanic tribes
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Class Play on Holland
Class Play on Holland
Class Play on Holland
Class Play on Holland