Ancient Egyptian Assembly or Class Play
Cast size: around 30 - easily adaptable up or down.
Duration: around 15 minutes.
Sun, sand and palm trees – sounds like the perfect holiday! But be careful who you take as your travelling companions! Your Dad might be well ‘chilled out’ – but watch out for that Mummy! A first aid kit has its uses – but is all that bandaging really necessary? And if you thought our system of justice was ‘iffy’ – imagine letting a feather decide your fate! Join us on a Saharan shuffle – through the dunes and beyond!
(Also available set of 5 guided reading play scripts plus quizzes - Introduction, Farmer's Year, Daily Life incl. Pyramids, The After-Life and The Gods - See Guided Reading Play Scripts Section)
Mummy (tutting loudly).
Can’t you do better than that? Listening to your jokes I could just die of boredom! (pauses) Oh, but I already have! …Anyway, here’s a joke for the audience. Knock! Knock!
Toot an come in – (pronounced Tut an khamun). That’s me, in case you were wondering. Oh, it’s good to get out of that coffin, and stretch my legs. Not (turning to Anubis) that I’m complaining about my wrapping – job well done.
7. Unit 10 Ancient Egypt Assembly
(iv) Farming – importance of the Nile
(vii) Process of mummification
- Feather of Truth ceremony
1. Walk like an Egyptian - The Bangles (Driving Pop)
Walk like an Egyptian - Alternative Radio Mix - William De Jesus
2. Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
3. Heart of Gold - Neil Young
4. Guilty - Blue
Other Ancient Civilisation scripts written by Sue Russell (available off www.plays-r-ussell.com until added to TES website):
Baghdad: Early Islamic Civilisation
Majority of these have supplementary guided reading scripts
Also available, if you need ‘the Big Picture’:
Ancient Civilisations Assembly – a collective assembly, covering 6 ancient civilisations, answering questions When? and Where?
Ancient Civilisations History of Medicine Assembly
This assembly was originally delivered by the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry.
It features fun facts and activities about life and death in ancient Egypt, looking at pyrmaids, mummies and how long ago the ancient Egyptian times were.
The script attached is the original script as delivered by the Herbert. Please feel free to adapt to make it suitable for your school/class.
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