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The Gorgon's Head Class Play

The Gorgon's Head Class Play
The Gorgon's Head Class Play
The Gorgon's Head Class Play
The Gorgon's Head Class Play
The Gorgon's Head Class Play
The Gorgon's Head Class Play
The Gorgon's Head Class Play
The Gorgon's Head Class Play
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Ancient Greek Myths The Gorgon's Head Class Play
Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down
Duration: around 10 - 15 minutes not including music
What was Poseidon thinking - taking on all these women? He might succeed at putting the youth Perseus in his place but a group of 'wronged women'? Never!
This script can be used for performance purposes (Assembly in UK) or as a play to be read within the class room (as explained in Production Notes)
Also available (as separate purchase): This class play plus guided reading script (6 speakers) plus quiz (one of large collection of Ancient Greek scripts available from this writer – these are listed below)
Sample Text:
Medusa: Just like I said! Gods! Men! The bane of our lives!
Poseidon: (Clutching his forehead, muttering) I think I have a headache coming on. (Pauses)You know something? I suddenly feel just a little outnumbered! Would you ladies mind just giving me a short break?
(Exit Athene, Medusa and Danae, shrugging their shoulders)
Poseidon: Phew! Peace at last! Oh, don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against ‘the weaker sex’
(Athene comes storming back)
Music 3 War – Edwin Starr – Brief excerpt
Athene: What was that you just said? Weaker, eh? I’ll show you weaker!
(Athene strides up and down, wielding her sword)
Poseidon: (Holding hand up) OK. I apologize.
Athene: Goddess of wisdom and war!
(To Poseidon) You’d do well to remember that!
Poseidon: (Aside) As if I could forget!
(To Athene) Now, what was I saying about having a little peace?
Athene: Huh! Give me war any day!
(Exit Athene)
Poseidon: (Clutching head) Women! I knew I should never have agreed to this!
(Enter Perseus, giving Poseidon a ‘high five)
Perseus: What’s up, bro?
Poseidon: (Indignantly) Bro? I’ll give you bro!
Perseus: OK so I guess it’s Uncle, really – seeing as Zeus was my dad, and your brother!
Poseidon: Correct! So, no more bro, right?
Perseus: Fair enough! So, what’s the plan, dude?
Poseidon: (Exploding) Dude? That’s even worse than bro! What is it with you youngsters? Can’t you talk normally?
Perseus: (Sighing) OK I’ll try! I’m just not used to hanging out with oldies like you!
Poseidon: (Exploding) Now look here, young Perseus! If you and me are going to get along, you need to show a little respect!
(Enter Danae)
Danae: Perseus! Where are those manners I taught you?
Poseidon: I think he might have lost them during his travels!
Danae: Well, let’s help him find them again! Poseidon is only trying to
Poseidon: (Looking at his watch) Get this story told? Well, that’s proving a bit of a challenge!
(To Danae) No offence, madam, but you women don’t half talk a lot!
(Enter Polydectes, accompanied by ‘several’ women, all chatting and laughing)
Polydectes: (Groaning) Tell me about it! You want to try keeping them quiet in court! Once they get going there’s no stopping them!
Danae: (Curtseying) My lord!
Perseus: (Bowing) King Polydectes!
Poseidon: (To Perseus) Ah that’s better! So, you do have some manners after all!
(Enter Hippodameia)
Hippodameia: I wouldn’t bother! He’s not worth it!
Poseidon: (Clutching his head) Oh no! Not another unhappy woman!
Ancient Greek Collection (a work in progress – adding on all the time!)
A: a set of Class Plays/Assemblies:
• Odysseus and the Cyclops
• Theseus and the Minotaur
• Tale of Two Spinners
• The Gorgon’s Head
• Pandora’s Box

B: These class plays/assemblies plus guided reading script e.g. Odysseus and the Cyclops Assembly plus Odysseus and the Cyclops Guided Reading Script
C: Set of 5 Ancient Greek Myth Guided Reading Scripts – same titles as above, 6 speakers each with quizzes.
D: Set of Guided Reading Scripts twinned with their respective class plays/assemblies (from above list)
E: Ancient Greek Class Play/Assembly - Based on Unit 14 (UK National Curriculum)
F: Ancient Greek Ideas Class Play/Assembly - Based on Unit 15 (UK National Curriculum)
G: The Twelve Labours of Hercules Class Play/Assembly
H: The Twelve New Labours of Hercules Class Play/Assembly (PSHE/Citizenship: Hercules taught 12 important qualities by class of 30)
I: Superheroes Class Play/Assembly - based loosely on 12 labours – used in PSHE/Citizenship context – Hercules trying to make superheroes of a rather unpromising lot!
J: Ancient Greeks Guided Reading Scripts - Meet the Ancient Greeks!

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