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Directions: Select one of the Greek Myths listed below and prepare a one act play based on the story. This play should be 5-7 minutes long, must include a written script that will be turned in, use at least 5 props, and have 2 actors/actresses in costume. Additionally, all students in a group must appear on stage during the performance. They do not have to have speaking roles, but they must be on stage during the performance. The following rubric will be used to grade this project. Script

Authenticity

Production X.5

Staging

5 Script is typed and shows not only dialogue but also actions Play is true to the original Greek myth or story in all aspects Play has all props and costumes necessary for the play Play is performed at a high level with all actors and actresses memorizing their parts and having no

4 3 Script is Script is typed and typed but shows, only has dialogue and dialogue some actions Play is true to the original Greek myth or story in most aspects

2 Script is not typed, but shows both dialogue and actions Play is true to the original Greek myth in minor ways

1 Script is unacceptable.

Play has 80% of the props and all costumes necessary for the play Play is performed at an average level with all actors and actresses memorizing their parts and

Play has 40% of the props and 50% of the costumes necessary for the play Play is performed at an average level, but lines are not memorized or bloopers occur.

Play production is poorly accomplished

Play has 60% of the props and 50% of costumes necessary for the play. Play is performed at a high level, but lines are not memorized or bloopers occur.

Play is unacceptable

Play performance is unacceptable


bloopers

having no bloopers Play is entertaining

Entertainmen t X.5

Play is mildly entertaining

Play is boring

Play is sophomoric or inappropriate for school

Potential stories to use: •

Prometheus and Pandora o

Pyramus and Thisbe o

http://www.greekmythology.com/Books/Bulfinch/B_Chapter_15/b_chapter_15.ht ml

The Golden Fleece o

http://www.greekmythology.com/Books/Bulfinch/B_Chapter_13/b_chapter_13.ht ml (Scroll down past the story of Nissus and Scylla)

Perseus and Medusa o

http://www.greekmythology.com/Books/Bulfinch/B_Chapter_11/b_chapter_11.ht ml

Echo and Narcissus o

http://www.greekmythology.com/Books/Bulfinch/B_Chapter_6/b_chapter_6.html

Cupid and Psyche o

http://www.greekmythology.com/Books/Bulfinch/B_Chapter_5/b_chapter_5.html

King Midas o

http://www.greekmythology.com/Books/Bulfinch/B_Chapter_3/b_chapter_3.html (Scroll down past the story of Apollo and Daphne)

Phaeton o

http://www.greekmythology.com/Books/Bulfinch/B_Chapter_2/b_chapter_2.html

http://www.greekmythology.com/Books/Bulfinch/B_Chapter_17/b_chapter_17.ht ml

Theseus and the Minotaur


o

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http://www.greekmythology.com/Books/Bulfinch/B_Chapter_20/b_chapter_20.ht ml

Ulysses and the Cyclops o

http://www.greekmythology.com/Books/Bulfinch/B_Chapter_29/b_chapter_29.ht ml


Directions: Use this worksheet to organize your group for the play, you must turn it in to Mr. Olson by the end of class. Group Members:_______________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Name of Play:_________________________________________________________________ Props Needed:_________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Person/People in Charge of Props:_________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Costume Ideas:_________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Person/People in Charge of Costumes:______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Summary of the Story:


Script (Rough Draft): Narrative/actions

Speaker

Spoken Words

Greek 1 Act Plays  

Rubric and assignment sheet for Greek 1 Acts

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