This is a ten page readers' theatre script written for the upper elementary and middle school levels to experience the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale: The Nightingale. The script draws from a variety of translations and tries to stay as true to Mr. Andersen's original work as possible. Some creative licenses were taken to add more suspense, characterization, and humor to the work. Students are sure to expand their vocabulary with this entertaining script. And though the vocabulary is challenging in places, this should not deter your students from enjoying repeated readings of this wonderful tale!