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5 plays and 5 quizzes
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Sample texts - Ancient Greek Myths
Play 1 Odysseus and the Cyclops
Speakers: Poseidon, Polyphemus, Cyclops 2, Odysseus, Greek Warriors 1 & 2.
Cyclops 2: So why didn't you tell us, brother, what was going on?
Polyphemus (sarcastically): Er, what bit of ‘Help! I've been blinded!' didn't you understand?
Poseidon: Yes, you could hear his screaming and hollering right across the oceans!
Cyclops 2: But you said, ‘It's Nobody'. And then went on to actually repeat ‘Nobody has done this to me'. So we Cyclops naturally thought you were dreaming.
Polyphemus: But it was Nobody who did it to me!
Cyclops 2: So why are you making all the fuss? If Nobody is to blame, then you have no case to argue!
Odysseus: Oh dear! And this is after it's all been explained! No wonder these Cyclops got a reputation for being a thick lot!
Play 2 Theseus and the Minotaur
Speakers: Theseus, Aegeus, Minotaur, Pasiphae, Minos, and Ariadne
Theseus: Thank goodness for heroes, eh? Just as well I was on hand to save the day!
Minos (sarcastically): But even you, oh great Theseus, would have found it impossible to kill the Minotaur without my daughter's help.
Ariadne: Thanks, Dad! I was wondering when he'd get round to acknowledging my part in the happy ending.
Minos: You can't say I didn't warn you about these heroes and their egos!
Ariadne: I guess. But then love is blind. The minute he stepped off that boat, along with the other Athenian youth to be sacrificed, I fell for him hook, line and sinker!
Theseus: Yes, I remember you trying to ‘reel me in' almost before I got off the boat! You certainly didn't hang about! My dad had warned me about pushy Cretan ladies - but I hadn't realised they'd be quite that forward!
Ariadne: Can't say that I remember you putting up much of a fight!
Theseus: Well, yours was the best offer of the day! That being, a sword and ball of thread with which to find my way out of the maze.
Play 3 Tale of Two Spinners
Speakers: Arachne, Arachne's mother, Athene, Zeus, Spider, and Spiderboy.
Arachne: And that they all clearly worship the very ground you stand on?
Zeus: Understandably so. I am the greatest of the gods, as everyone knows.
Arachne: And they ..
Athene: Enough! Enough! Can't you see what she's doing? Or are you just too conceited to realise she's flattering you?
Zeus: You would do well to listen to this young lady, I mean spider, oh daughter of mine! She can tell the effect I have on women! She's not flattering me! She's telling it as it is!
Arachne's mum: Thank goodness for men and their egos! I guess that's let my Arachne off the hook. Or the barbeque - whatever!
Arachne: Phew! I sure thought I was toast, then!
Play 4 The Gorgon's Head
Speakers: Polydectes, Danae, Perseus, Athene, Enyo and Medusa.
Perseus: What a relief to move on from that marsh, and those 3 old hags!
Polydectus: Just swapping one set of old hags for another, I'd say!
Medusa: Charmed, I'm sure!
Athene: A right slithery lot! All those snakes for hair! Just as well I gave him a sword to cut through Medusa's neck, and ..
Medusa: Most importantly for him, a shield!
Enyo: A shield? And how did that help him against my monstrous sisters?
Medusa: Excuse me! Is that any way to refer to your darling sisters? Perhaps you, too, should get to know how it feels to be a statue!
Play 5 Pandora's Box
Speakers: Pandora, Epimetheus, Prometheus, Zeus, Vice and Hope
Epimetheus: And who is responsible for me feeling miserable and irritable today?
Hope: This lot are all guilty, in their own different ways!
Pandora: Who? Me?
Epimetheus: I'll say! I just knew you were too good to be true!
Zeus: How ungrateful! Typical mortal! I gave him the perfect woman and just listen to his gratitude!
Epimetheus: What? Grateful for not only ruining my life but everybody else's too?
Vice: Well, I sure was grateful. If it hadn't been for her disobedient ways, I'd still be in that box now!
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