by Peter Griffith
Jack and his mother have no money, and no food. Then Jack climbs up a magic bean-stalk and finds himself in another land, above the clouds. Jack finds enough gold to help his family out of their poverty – but the gold is in the power of a terrible giant who eats children!
Jack and the Beanstalk is one of England's best-loved folk-tales. This dramatisation in extremely simple English makes specific use of the vocabulary available to pupils in the third and fourth school-years.
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Extract from the script 'Jack and the Beanstalk'
|Jack:||This is our cow. Her name is Buttercup. Come along Buttercup. (Jack enters with a cow)|
|Mother:||Ah, good morning Buttercup. Now Buttercup, have you got some milk for us today? (the cow shakes its head)|
|Mother:||Oh dear, the cow has no milk for us.|
|Jack:||Are you hungry, Buttercup? (the cow nods) I am hungry, and my mother is hungry, and the cow is hungry. What can we do?|
|Mother:||We must sell something.|
|Jack:||Can we sell this spoon?...Can we sell this bowl?...Can we sell this table?...Can we sell this chair?|
|Jack:||There is nothing else here!|
|Mother:||We must sell... the cow.|
|Jack:||Sell the cow? Sell Buttercup?|
|Mother:||Yes, we must sell the cow. Jack, take Buttercup to the market, and sell her!|