This is one of the great Poe stories. It has been arranged into a script for four narrators, two characters (Montressor and Fortunato) and Montressor's servants. With your guidance and the stage directions here, your classes (even a large class of 25 or more students) can pull this off in three 15 minutes rehearsal sessions. They will still be reading from the script, but they and the audience will have a much stronger experience of the story. You can pause the action at times and make comments to bring out the intentions or highlight the situation. The actual production will take about 35 minutes. I've put probably fifteen hours into this and have tested it in the classroom. The students love the opportunity to act -- it's very kinesthetic and alive for them. It's social but very focused, too. They story itself is included with vocabulary highlighted and defined, so the class can also read it as a story.
Reading scripts helps make our classes more student-centered. It engages students on a peer-to-peer basis, helps them "theatricalize" their reading, and improves subsequent class discussions. It also gives you feedback on their reading and acting / dramatization skill levels. If you like having your students read scripts of the stories they read in the usual way, then look around my "shop" further and follow me at TPT. -- Thanks, John C.-- John Chamberlain