Perseus and Medusa Class Assembly Script

An exciting and interesting class assembly script which depicts the classic myth in a very informative, creatively written script.

Perseus and Medusa

A class assembly script which depicts the classic myth in a very informative, creatively written script. Some parts of the script are written in clever and amusing narrative poetry to explain some of the difficult concepts for children. Very high entertainment value!

Key Stage: Key Stage 2 History Curriculum Ancient Greek Role-play

Style: Amusing and entertaining

Number of children: Accommodates for a whole class of 30 but can easily be amended to accommodate less or more

Duration: Approx 20 minutes

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Perseus and Medusa Class Assembly - Extract

Scene 1

Chorus

Welcome to our humble play
We are here to show you the way
And lead you through a complex story
Some of which might be quite gory
(that means blood-thirsty)

We'll take your imagination walking
But most of all please - No talking
Ssshhhh!
It is a long time ago
It is a very long time ago
It is a very very long time ago
It is a very very very long time ago
(Oh..get on with it!!)

We are all in a place called Argos
In a land we now call Greece
King Acrisius - he's our boss
But he is not a man at peace!
HE IS UPSET WITH THE GODS (All)
He has made them mad
That is why he looks so sad
(Here he comes - look!)

King Acrisius

(sobbing and crying)
Oh woe, woe is me,
I am in trouble, can't you see.
(Enter a god)

King Acrisius

Who or what are you?

god

I am Hermes - messenger of the gods.

King Acrisius

Well, what do you want?

Hermes

Well, you've really gone and done it now!
You insulted Zeus, king of the gods. You said your daughter was more beautiful than his wife. You silly king! He's not happy. He sent me to put a curse on you. Have you got a grandson?

King Acrisius

No, oh great one.

Hermes

Well, when you do have one - one day he'll kill you. Ha! Ha! Ha! (goes out)

King Acrisius

Woe, woe, woe! Hang on a minute!
My daughter is beautiful but if I lock her away, he'll never meet anyone she'll want to marry and then I'll never have a grandson who can kill me. I am beginning to feel better already!

Chorus

But the gods are not too easily tricked
The foolish king's daughter, she was picked
To bear the child of Zeus himself
He couldn't leave her on the shelf
He came to her in a golden shower
He said to her, "I've got the power!!"
When the king heard she was with child
And then had a grandson, HE WAS WILD!!

King Acrisius

Oh woe, woe, woe is me!
My daughter's had this - baby
And when he is big, he'll do me in
Even though he is my kith and kin

Danae

Please father, don't hurt him. Give us a chance to be free.
Please don't kill my beautiful baby, my beautiful baby.

King Acrisius

In his heart the old king knew it
That he couldn't really do it.

King Acrisius

I will give you your chance. (To slaves) Get a boat and some food! Take your chance my daughter and may the gods be with you. And to you, my dear grandson, if you do happen to kill me one day, it won't be through any fault of yours (kisses baby). Now let Poseidon, the god of the sea, be your guide.

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