by Peter Griffith
Prince Ivan and Princess Zarevna have been imprisoned by a wicked magician. Their only hope is a magic feather, given to Prince Ivan by a beautiful and mysterious bird.
Can the firebird destroy the glass walls that surround the young couple... without awakening the magician?
This delightful dramatisation of a Russian folk-tale is suitable for pupils in their third and fourth years of learning English - an exciting story, involving music, dance, and audience participation.
Photos of 'The Firebird'
Extract from the script 'The Firebird'
|Ivan:||This is amazing. I've got a bird that can fly, and sing, and talk!|
|Firebird:||Ivan, please let me out.|
|Firebird:||Please let me out. It is horrible being in a cage.|
|Ivan:||But if I let you out, I won't have my wonderful bird any more.|
|Firebird:||Ivan, I am a magic bird.|
|Ivan:||You are a magic bird?|
|Firebird:||Yes, If you let me go free, I can help you.|
|Ivan:||How can you help me?|
|Firebird:||I can help you... in lots of ways. Look – if you let me go free, I can give you one of my feathers.|
|Ivan:||You can give me one of your feathers? What good is that?|
|Firebird:||If you are in danger... and you wave one of my feathers... I will come to help you.|
|Ivan:||You mean, I help you, and you help me.|
|Firebird:||Yes. But first you must let me out of this cage.|
|Ivan:||Well... All right.|