About the skit .. .. ..
Jayne Ashworth (JPA@WATSON.ACC.VIRGINIA.EDU)
Fri, 3 Apr 1992 08:33:17 EST
(adapted from Group Meeting Sparklers--1973--BSA)
For this audience participation promotion of stereotypical characters,
select a capable narrator and five people each to impersonate one
character as s/he is mentioned in the story. Divide the audience into
five groups (it works better if the entire group does all of the sound
effects) as their character is mentioned.
King with the terrible temper "Grrrrrr"
Short fat son "Ohhhhhhhhh"
Tall, thin awkward son "Whistle"**
Handsome young son "Hubba-hubba"
Beautiful young princess "aahaa"
Fiery steed (all slap knees)
**Tall, thin awkward son is supposed to be (whistled at)**
(Everyone takes the part of the fiery steed by slapping their knees.
Before you start, have each group (everyone) make the sound effect
for the characters and encourage each character to perform with
gusto. Now read the story.)
There was once a king with a terrible temper. He had three sons, a
short fat son, a tall, thin awkward son, and a handsome young son.
In a nearby country there lived a beautiful young princess. One bright
spring day, this beautiful young princess rode her fiery steed up to
the castle of the king with the terrible temper. Said the beautiful
young princess to the king with the terrible temper, "I have come to
seek a spouse from among your three sons."
The king with a terrible temper first presented his oldest, the short
fat son. "He would eat too much", said the beautiful young princess.
Then the king with the terrible temper presented his second son, the
tall, thin awkward son. "No--he's too tall and clumsy for me. I cannot
love your short fat son nor your tall, thin awkward son." Just then on
the stairway appeared the handsome young son. Rapture filled the heart
of the beautiful young princess. "I will take your handsome young son."
Her words enraged the king with the terrible temper. "Call out the
guards!" he thundered, "Turn out this imposter!". But the beautiful
young princess immediately seized the willing handsome young son and
with him in her arms rushed out of the castle, jumped onto her fiery
steed, and rode away.
When the guards appeared, all they could see was a cloud of dust raised
by the hoofs of the galloping fiery steed as the beautiful young
princess and the handsome young son disappeared in the distance.
So ends the romantic tale of the king with the terrible temper and his
short fat son, his tall, thin awkward son, his handsome young son,
and the beautiful young princess and her fiery steed.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City