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English Fairy Tales

(IV— V классы)

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Кроме того, учащимся предлагается самостоятельно подготовить два танца, два номера оригинального жанра, нарисовать иллюстрации к любимым сказкам и прочитать для последующей викторины книгу "English Fairy Tales".

Предлагается инсценировать три сказки для этого вечера: английские народные сказки "Mr. Miacca", "Lazy Jack" и сказку "The Lost Birthday" (по Д. Биссету).

Действие первой сказки частично происходит на улице, частично в комнате с камином. Первая сцена в сказке "Lazy Jack" происходит в комнате, а вторая — на улице.

Когда по ходу действия второй сцены Lazy Jack проходит по сцене мимо дома богатого человека, то помощники выносят декорацию стены дома с двумя отверстиями — окнами. И деревья и стена дома нарисованы на обратной стороне обоев и закреплены на планках. Действие тех сцен, которые происходят в комнате, можно проводить перед занавесом, куда помощники выносят стол, маленький диванчик и камин. Камин можно нарисовать на обратной стороне обоев и закрепить на планках. В отверстие камина поместить красную лампу.

В сказке "The Lost Birthday" действие происходит на полянке, с левой стороны видны несколько деревьев.

Очень важны умело подобранные костюмы. В пьесе "Mr. Miacca" людоед одет в темный костюм и очень большие ботинки. Его жена одета в длинное темное платье. На ней белый передник и чепец. В пьесе "Lazy Jack" мать Джека — худая изможденная женщина. На ней длинное платье, все в заплатках, и чепец. Джек — неуклюжий паренек с торчащими во все стороны волосами. Одет он в яркую рубашку в заплатах, жилет, короткие брюки, чулки и башмаки. Богатый человек одет в шелковую рубашку, заправленную в брюки до колен, чулки и туфли с пряжками. Его дочь в нарядном, длинном светлом платье, на шее ожерелье, в волосах цветы.

В пьесе "The Lost Birthday" «слоны» одеты в серые костюмы, на лицах маски с хоботом, на руках — перчатки.

Зал оформляется следующим образом:

1. стенды с ученическими сочинениями на тему "English Fairy Tales";

2. иллюстрации «художников» к сказкам.

 

Программа

Compere: Glad to meet you, dear boys and girls! Do you like fairy tales?

Children: Oh, yes, we do.

Compere: That's good, because today's party is devoted to English fairy tales. We'll talk about them, sing songs, dance and play games. First you'll see a play. Its title is "Mr. Miacca". I hope you'll like it, and understand it well.

 

Mr. Miacca

Characters

The Story-teller.

Mr. Miacca.

Mrs. Miacca (his wife).

Tommy Grimes (a naughty boy).

His Mother.

Scene I

(The Story-teller appears in front of the curtain.)

Story-teller: Dear children! You're going to see a little play about Tommy Grimes. Tommy was not a very good boy. Watch the play and you'll see what happened to him one day.

(The Story-teller goes off. Tommy appears followed by his Mother.)

Mother (seriously): Now, Tommy, you be a good boy and don't go round the corner. Stay close to the house, or Mr. Miacca will catch you and take you away.

Tommy: I'll stay in our street, Mum. I'll not go round the corner. I'll be good, you'll see.

Mother: Then I'll go and make a pudding for dinner.

(She leaves. Tommy begins to run to and fro, then goes round the corner of the street. Suddenly Mr. Miacca appears from the left, takes him by the hand and drags the boy to his own house.)

Tommy (with (ears in his eyes): Mummy, Mummy! Help! Help!

(The lights go out; when they are switched on again the curtain rises and we see a room. There is a fireplace in one corner. A table and a small sofa are near it. Mr. Miacca enters. He is dragging Tommy by the hand. Tommy is crying bitterly.)

Mr. M. (feels the boy's arms and legs): You're not fat enough, but you're all I've got for supper, so I'll eat you up.

Tommy (frightened to death): Please, please. Oh! Don't do that, sir.

Mr. M. (pays no attention to him and begins to look for something): But, oh dear, I haven't got any herbs to put in the water. You'll be not tasty enough without herbs. I'll call my wife. Sally! Sally, come here for a minute.

(Mrs. Miacca comes in.)

Mrs. M: (in a soft voice): What do you want, my dear?

Mr. M.: Oh, here's a little boy I've brought home for supper, but I have ho herbs. I'll just go out and get some. Will you look after the boy for me?

Mrs. M.: All right, my love.

(Mr. Miacca goes off. Tommy stops crying. He comes forward. He is thinking. Suddenly his face brightens.)

Tommy: Does Mr. Miacca always have little boys for supper?

Mrs. M.: Mostly, my dear, if the little boys are bad enough and he can catch them.

Tommy (cunningly): Don't you have anything else except boys? Don't you have any pudding?

Mrs. M. (sadly): Ah, I love pudding but I don't often get any.

Tommy: My mother is making a pudding today and I'm sure she'll give you some if I ask her. Shall I run home and get some pudding for you?

Mrs. M. (turning to the audience): What a kind boy! (To Tommy.) Only don't be away too long. Be sure to be back before supper-time.

Tommy (happily): I'll soon be back.

(He runs off.)

Curtain.

Story-teller: So Tommy ran off and soon was safe at home. For many days he was as good as could be. He never went round the corner of the street. But he couldn't always be good, and one day he went round the corner of the street again. Mr. Miacca caught him again and dragged him to his home.

Sсеne II

Place: The same room.

Mr M. (Mr. Miacca is dragging Tommy into his room again. Then he shakes Tommy by the shoulder and shouts angrily): I remember you. You're the little boy who played a trick on me and my wife. You left us without any supper. Well, you will not do it again. This time I'll keep an eye on you myself. (He takes one of the chairs and puts it near the fire.) Get under this sofa and I'll sit on it and watch the pot till it boils. (Tommy obeys him and sits silently under the sofa. Mr. Miacca looks several times first at Tommy and then at the pot. At last he gets tired of waiting and stands.)

Mr. M.: Why doesn't the pot boil? I can't sit here all day. I'm not going to wait any longer. Put out your leg and I'll see that you don't run away.

(Tommy seizes a piece of firewood which is lying by the fire under the chair, and puts it out. Mr. Miacca takes an axe, chops it and throws it into the pot.)

Mr. M.: Now you can't run away. Sally! Sally! Where are you? (He leaves. Tommy gets out from under the sofa and runs off. The Story-teller appears.)

Story-teller: This time Tommy had such a fright that he was always a good boy afterwards. He never went round the corner again till he was old enough to go alone.

Curtain.

 

Compere: You liked the play, didn't you? I hope so.

Children: Yes, we did.

Compere: Now watch another play. It is about a lazy boy whose name was Jack. He has some funny adventures. His mother was very poor and she made her living by spinning. "Lazy Jack" is another English fairy tale.

 

 

Lazy Jack

Characters

Jack — a lazy young man.

His Mother.

The Story-teller.

A Rich Man.

His Daughter — she is beautiful, but cannot speak.

 

Scene I

Place: A poorly furnished room in Jack's Mother's house. A table and three chairs are on the left. The fireplace and one chair are on the right. The Mother is sitting on this chair. She is spinning and humming a song. Jack is sitting by the fire and doing nothing. It is Monday.

Mother (stands): I'm so tired. I can't work all day and half the night. Jack! Why don't you go to work and help me? You do nothing but lie in the sun in summer and sit by the fire in winter.

(Jack is silent.)

Mother (angrily): If you don't begin to work for your food, I'll turn you out of the house!

Jack (stands): All right, Mother. I'll go to one of the neighbouring farmers tomorrow and ask him to give me some work.

(He leaves.)

Curtain.

(It is Tuesday. The Mother appears in front of the curtain. Jack comes in.)

Mother: Well, Jack, did you get any work?

Jack: Yes, I did. And the farmer gave me a penny.

Mother (in surprise): Oh! Well, where is your penny?

Jack (sadly): I've lost it.

Mother: You silly boy! How did you do that? Why didn't you put it in your pocket?

Jack: I'll do so another time.

(They go off. The Story-teller appears.)

Story-teller: On Wednesday Lazy Jack went out again and worked for a cowman, who gave him a jar of milk for his day's work. Jack took the jar of milk and put it into the large pocket of his jacket. But the milk was all spilt long before he got home. Look, he is coming home now.

(Jack appears from the left, his Mother — from the right.)

Mother: What did you get for your work today, Jack?

Jack (goes up to her. He looks upset): The cowman gave me a jar of milk.

Mother (angrily): And where is the milk?

Jack: Don't be angry, Mother, I put the jar into the large pocket of my jacket and the milk was all spilt.

Mother: Oh! Why didn't you carry the jar very carefully in your hands? You silly boy!

Jack: I'll do so another time, Mother.

(Jack and his Mother go off.)

Story-teller: On Thursday Lazy Jack went out and worked again. But all he got for his work was a large cat. He carried the cat in his hands, but in a short time the cat scratched him so much that he let it go. Look at his face and hands.

(Jack comes from the left with red scratches on his face and hands. His Mother comes from the right and goes up to him.)

Mother: What's the matter? What has happened to you?

Jack (looks upset): I got a cat for my work. I carried it very carefully in my hands, but the cat scratched me so much that I let it go and it ran away.

Mother: You foolish boy. Why didn't you tie a string to it, and drag it along after you?

Jack: I'll do so another time.

(They go off. The Story-teller appears.)

Story-teller: On Friday Lazy Jack went out again to work and got a large piece of meat for his work. He tied a string to it, and dragged it along after him. By the time he got home the meat was dirty and quite spoilt. This time his Mother said, "You foolish boy! Why didn't you carry it on your shoulder?" Next Monday Lazy Jack went out again and worked the whole day. This time he got a donkey for his work and put it on his shoulder. Look, he is coming here.

(Jack appears with a donkey on his shoulder. And walks slowly across the stage.)

Story-teller: On his way home Jack passes the house of a rich man. This man has an only daughter. She is very beautiful but she cannot speak. She has never laughed in her life, and the doctors have said she will never speak till somebody makes her laugh.

Curtain.

 

Scene II

(The Rich Man and His Daughter are looking out of the window of their house. Jack appears with the donkey on his shoulder.)

Rich Man (begins to laugh): Look at that young man. He's trying to carry a donkey on his shoulder. Ha-ha-ha-ha! (The Daughter bursts out laughing.) Ha-ha-ha-ha!

Rich Man (in delight): Oh, she's laughing! She's laughing! She'll begin to speak now, I hope. Thank you very much, young man.

Jack (points at the girl): What is she laughing at?

Daughter: Ha! ha! ha! ha! How funny he is, with that donkey on his shoulder. I'll never stop laughing!

Rich Man (to Jack): You have made her laugh, and now she can speak. You may marry her if you like.

Jack: I'm willing. I'll marry your daughter. She's beautiful.

(Jack puts down the donkey and he and the Rich Man's Daughter join hands. The Story-teller appears.)

Story-teller: Soon they were married and went to live in a large, beautiful house. Jack's mother came and lived with them in great happiness until she died.

Curtain.

 

Compere: I hope you enjoyed the play. Now listen to the song "Old Woman". It is one of the nursery rhymes which all English children are so fond of.

 

Old Woman

There was an old woman

Who lived in a shoe;

She had so many children,

She didn't know what to do.

So she gave them some broth

Without any bread,

Then whipped them all soundly

And put them to bed.

There was an old woman

Who lived in a shoe;

She had so many children,

She didn't know what to do.

 

Compere: The jury has looked at all your drawings and has decided which ones are the best illustrations to your favourite fairy tales. Now, will pupils from each team, please, come to me with your team's best drawings? Team I, show, please, your best drawings. Team II will look at them and say what fairy tale each drawing illustrates. Then the two teams change places.

После проведения конкурса рисунков ведущий предлагает обеим командам показать подготовленные ими танцы и номера оригинального жанра.

Compere: I liked how you danced and I liked your variety items. Dear children! Let's see which team knows the English fairy tales best.

Ведущий дает задание обеим командам: назвать, какие они помнят английские народные сказки. После выполнения этого конкурса ведущий показывает учащимся красиво оформленный список английских народных сказок и два-три заранее подготовленных учащихся читают его вслух.

 

1. The Three Little Pigs.

2. Jack and His Friends.

3. Henny-penny.

4. The Little Red Hen and the Grain of Wheat.

5. The Old Woman and Her Pig.

6. Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

7. Red Riding Hood.

8. The Gingerbread Man.

9. Johnny-cake.

10.  The Cock, the Mouse and the

11.  Little Red Hen.

12.  Mr. Miacca.

13.  Lazy Jack.

14.  Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar.

15.  Tom Tit Tot.

16.  Molly Whuppie

17.  Jack and the Beanstalk.

18.  Catskin.

19.  Cap of Rushes.

20.  The Fish and the Ring.

21.  The Red Ettin.

22.  The History of Tom Thumb.

23.  The Adventures of Jack the

24.  Giant-Killer.

 

Список со сказками вывешивается так, чтобы его было видно командам и сидящим в зале учащимся.

Примечание: Адаптированные версии сказок можно почитать на этом же сайте в разделе "Библиотека" в книге "English Fairy Tales"

 

Compere: Now, children, we shall read short pieces from different tales and then ask the teams to say from which tale each passage (piece) comes.

1st Reader: Soon the wolf came up to the house. He knocked at the door and said:

"Little pig, little pig, let me come in."

The little pig answered:

"No, no, by the hair of my chinny chin chin"

"Then I'll huff and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in"

So he huffed and he puffed, and he puffed and he huffed, but he could not blow the house down because it was made of bricks.

("The Three Little Pigs".)

 

2nd Reader: "This grain of wheat should be planted," she said.

"Who will plant this grain of wheat?"

"Not I," said the Duck.

"Not I," said the Cat.

"Not I," said the Dog.

"Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did.

("The Little Red Hen and the Grain of Wheat".)

 

3rd Reader: The little Gingerbread Boy laughed and said:

"I have run away from a little old woman,

And a little old man,

A cow,

A horse,

And I can run away from you, I can!"

As the threshers ran after him, he looked back and cried:

"Run! Run! as fast as you can,

You can't catch me, I'm ..."

("The Gingerbread Man".)

 

4th Reader: Her mother put the things in a basket. "Don't run," she said, "or you may fall down with your basket. But don't go too slowly or you will be too late. Just go quickly and carefully.

And don't talk to any strangers you may meet."

"I will do just as you tell me, Mother," said the little girl and she put on her red cloak and left the house.

("Red Riding Hood".)

 

5th Reader: "Does he always have little boys for supper?" he asked.

"Mostly, my dear, if the little boys are bad enough and he can catch them," she answered.

"Don't you have anything else except boys?" asked Tommy.

"Don't you ever have any pudding?"

"Ah! I love pudding," she said, "but I don't often have any."

"My mother is making a pudding today," said Tommy Grimes, "and I'm sure she'll give you some if I ask her. Shall I run home and get some?"

("Mr. Miacca".)

 

6th Reader: One morning Mother Bear made porridge for breakfast and filled three bowls with it. There was a great big bowl for Father Bear, a middle-sized bowl for herself and a little bowl for Baby Bear. At first the porridge was too hot to eat. The bears did not want to burn their mouths, so they went for a little walk in the wood while their porridge cooled.

("Goldilocks and the Three Bears".)

 

Compere: Now you'll see another play. It is the last one tonight, its title is "The Lost Birthday".

 

 

The Lost Birthday

(After Donald Bisset)

Characters

Father Elephant — a very very big elephant.

Mother Elephant — a quite big elephant.

Yalmar (their little son).

The Story-teller.

 

Place: An open place with a few trees on the left. Some hay in a corner.

Story-teller: Once upon a time there was a big Father Elephant. He lived at Whipsnade Zoo near London with a Mother Elephant and their little son whose name was Yalmar. Watch the play and you'll see what happened.

(The Story-teller goes off. Father Elephant appears, stops in the middle of the stage, thinks for some time then stands on his head.. Mother Elephant enters.)

M. (in surprise): How funny you are! (Goes up to him.) What ever are you doing?

F.: I ... I am trying to remember something.

M.: To remember? What are you trying to remember?

F. (sadly): If I knew that, I wouldn't be trying to remember it, my dear, would I?

(He gets up and walks off.)

M.: Yalmar! Yalmar! Where are you? Come here!

Yalmar (runs in): What do you want, Mother dear?

M. (greatly excited): Run along, Yalmar, and find out what your father has forgotten.

(She goes off. Yalmar begins to walk up and down the stage very slowly. Then he stops near the trees and sits down under one of them.)

Yalmar: I don't know where to find what my father has forgotten.

(Soon he hears the sound of crying. He gets up and looks around. He tries to find out who is crying, but sees nobody.)

Yalmar: Who are you? I can't see you.

(There is a voice from behind: "I'm a lost birthday and I don't know who I belong to.")

Yalmar: Oh, dear! That's sad! (Then he asks suddenly.) Is there a birthday cake?

(There is a voice from behind: "Of course! There's always a birthday cake on birthdays. This one's got six candles. Someone's six today.")

Yalmar (to the audience): How nice to be six. That's a very nice age. Almost as nice as being seven. Five is nice too: and so is four. And as for eight, well, when you're eight you'll need only eight or perhaps ten more years and you'll be grown-up. Still, I think I'd like best to be six. (To the voice.) I'm terribly sorry, but I can't help you. I don't know who's forgotten a birthday. Good-bye. I must go home. Mother's waiting for me.

(Yalmar goes to the left and Father Elephant appears from the right, sits down and begins to eat hay. Yalmar reappears. Father Elephant stops eating.)

F.: I remembered I knew it was yesterday or tomorrow... or today, and it is...

Yalmar (eagerly): It is what?

(Mother Elephant enters.)

M.: Your birthday, Yalmar. You're six today.

(Yalmar becomes very excited. He runs up to the tree near which he heard the voice of the lost birthday.)

Yalmar: Hallo! You're my birthday. I'm six today.

(There is a voice from behind: "Hooray, hooray, hooray!")

Story-teller: That afternoon at tea-time, Yalmar had a birthday cake with six candles.

F.: Many happy returns of the day, my son.

Yalmar: Thanks very much, Father.

(Mother Elephant goes over to the cake.)

M.: Let's go and try the birthday cake.

(Yalmar blows all the candles out.)

Yalmar: It is fun! I like being six.

Curtain.

 

Compere: Now, let's sing the song "Join in the Game".

 

 

Join in the Game

1. Let everyone clap hands like me,

Let everyone clap hands like me,

Come on all and join in the game —

You'll find that it's always the same.

 

2. Let everyone whistle like me,

Let everyone whistle like me,

Come on all and join in the game —

You’ll find that it’s always the same.

 

3. Let everyone sneeze like me,

Let everyone sneeze like me,

Come on all and join in the game —

You'll find that it's always the same.

 

4. Let everyone stamp feet like me,

Let everyone stamp feet like me,

Come on all and join in the game —

You'll find that it's always the same.

 

5. Let everyone do what he wants,

Let everyone do what he wants,

Come on all and join in the game —

You'll find that it's always the same.

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