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The Great Gatsby

Reader’s Theatre

Goals:

  1. You will “translate” a chapter of The Great Gatsby into script form.
  2. You will perform your script with classmates.


Your Task(s):

  1. Read your assigned chapter!
  2. Determine roles:  actors and management (costumes, props, etc.).
  3. Together, compose your script.  
    Your script must contain the following elements:
  1. Cast
  2. Props/Costumes/Makeup
  3. Setting
  4. Stage directions
  5. Dialogue
  1. Rehearse.

Performances will be held on November 28 or 29.  
Be prepared on all of these days with props, costumes, and a rehearsed performance.



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Students perform their assigned chapter of the text in front of the class.  

Students provide a script that includes cast, props, setting, stage directions, and dialogue.

Students perform in costume and with any needed props.

Students perform their scene with minimal reading from the script.  


Sample Script:  Page One

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

CAST:
Narrator
Goldilocks
Baby Bear
Papa Bear
Mama Bear        

PROPS/COSTUMES:  Large book entitled "Ubbi Dubbi Fairy Tales" for Narrator to hold. Table, 3 bowls of porridge, 3 spoons, 3 chairs (decreasing in size), 3 beds (decreasing in size -- you could use sleeping bags). Costumes: Brown turtlenecks (for Bears); tie (for Papa Bear); bib (for Baby Bear); little girl costume (for Goldilocks). Makeup: Black noses for bears, wig for Goldilocks.


SETTING: The house of the three bears -- first the kitchen, then the bedroom. But you could do this play in your living room. This play can be performed in English or Ubbi Dubbi. Use the Ubbi Dubbi Translator to translate it.

(Narrator has a large book in front of her titled "Ubbi Dubbi Fairy Tales.")

Narrator:
Last time on Ubbi Dubbi Fairy Tales, the three Bears went for a walk, and Goldilocks found their house and their porridge waiting to cool.

(Goldilocks enters and approaches the table. On the table are 3 bowls of porridge, and 3 chairs behind, decreasing in size.)

Narrator:
First she tried Papa's porridge.

Goldilocks:
(Goldilocks tries porridge, makes face.)

Too hot!

Narrator:
Next she tried Mama's porridge.


Chapter Four:  (8 maximum)

Narrator:

Gatsby:

Nick:

Mr. Wolfsheim:

Tom Buchanan:

Jordan Baker:

Daisy:

Props:

Costumes:

Makeup:


Chapter Five: (6 maximum)

Narrator:

Nick:  

Gatsby:
Daisy:

Ferdie:

Mr. Klipspringer:


Props:

Costumes:

Makeup:


Chapter Six: (10 maximum)

Narrator:

Reporter:

Gatsby:

Dan Cody:

Tom:

Sloan:

Pretty woman:

Daisy:

Miss Baedeker:

Doc Civet:


Props:

Costumes:

Makeup: