This is a basic Reader’s Theatre Script for 6 characters following the mythological story of Narcissus and Echo. It depicts the tale of Narcissus, an arrogant youth who falls deeply in obsessive love with himself. A mountain nymph, Echo, falls in love with his good looks but he dismisses her as a valueless nymph. Disapproving of this treatment the Goddess of revenge, Nemesis, leads Narcissus to his own reflection and there he remains shallow and obsessed until his death.
These mythological tales are great stories with fabulous characters. This gives students an opportunity to dabble in the genre of mythology while also practicing expression, creativity, knowledge of subject, and working together in a group. It is a great project alone or coupled with other similar scripts that the class can share with each other or other classrooms.
Enjoy this fun Reader’s Theatre and Have fun Learning while Being Creative!