Orpheus- A Greek Myth: Reader's Theatre Script

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Is this any way to treat a Greek Myth? By all means, turn the tale of Orpheus into a reader's theatre exercise.

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Instructional Ideas

  • The idea here is a good one; however, consider revising the script so that it has a consistent tone
  • Using the provided script as a model, ask middle and high school groups to create their own adaptation of the script, selecting a tone (mock-serious, classical Greek, soap opera) character interpretation (Orpheus as rock star, Eurydice as groupie), etc.
  • Or assign groups different myths to script for a reader's theatre performance
Pros

  • The script models how stories can be transformed into reader's theatre exercises
Cons

  • The script is not carefully crafted and the tone is inconsistent