Interesting Narnian Classroom Activity: SPOILERS

Scholastic has posted a play script aimed towards teachers, which allows students to act out The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  It would seem that the plot of this play parallels (at least to some degree) the plot of the upcoming film.  The script is interspersed with several images that we have already seen before, but does contain a new image of the Chief Dufflepud.

The script is available to download here.

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Thanks to icarus for the heads up.

64 Responses

  1. Shastafan says:

    I know what you mean! "Whenever the evil green mist appears… It's temptation time! Mwa ha ha ha!" 😛

  2. Alambil and Tarvis says:

    This just confused me more. lol

    But despite the re-arrangement of stuff from the book, and the elevation of the Dark Island's significance, it does seem to stay true to the spirit of the original story at least, which is definitely important.

    I mean, look at LOTR…they changed a bunch of stuff (Saruman randomly dies by falling out of the tower, no razing of the shire, and no Tom Bombadil), and yet the movies still stayed true to the heart of the books.

    The main problem with PC was not that they made random plot changes. It was the fact that the true spirit of the Narnia series seemed to have been downplayed a lot (e.g. lack of focus on Aslan). The VDT movie at least seems to carry some of that "magic" that was in LWW.

  3. Alambil and Tarvis says:

    Yeah, that's what I thought too. I think people are overreacting to the simplified language and somewhat-off descriptions–it's supposed to be for little kids, so how else were they going to explain Ramandu's Daughter? 😛

  4. Alambil and Tarvis says:

    I'd keep in mind what centaur said. This is NOT the actual script–it's BASED off the real one but it was specifically designed for young kids to act out. I know a lot of scholastic books and things that are based off stuff end up being somewhat different from the "original" source material.