Good King Wenceslas (A Christmas Play)

Good King Wenceslas (A Christmas Play)
Grade Levels
Product Rating
File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

896 KB|11 pages
Product Description
GOOD KING WENCESLAS is a short play dramatizing the origins of the song “Good King Wenceslas”. On a wintry St. Stephen’s day in 10th-century Bohemia, King Wenceslas shares a royal feast with his nobles. The King looks out the window and sees a ragged serf foraging on the hill for firewood. Queen Marta encourages him to help the peasant; Wenceslas’ brother, the haughty Duke Boleslav, says such charity is a waste of time. Wenceslas decides to personally deliver food, drink and gifts to the peasant’s family and sets out in a blizzard with his young page; the page begins to freeze, but an angel appears and tells the page to walk in the King’s footsteps. The page does so and is immediately warmed with every step until they reach the serf’s house and have a feast. Playscript contains full set, stage, costume directions along with useful staging tips.
Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource
Digital Download
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up