Saturday, February 23, 2008

Pandora


My Year 6's and I have been working on a play. It was supposed to be ready in time for last year's Minimus Mythology competition, but everything went wrong - people were away, the weather was terrible (and we had decided to film outdoors). In the end, we shot the film in December, in our school chapel. Then it took another two months to edit and wrestle with the subtitle program. We think it was worth the wait!




Here's the script, if anyone is interested:

Pandora

CAST: Pandora, Prometheus, Iuppiter, Vulcan, Epimetheus , Minerva, Homunculus 1, Homunculus 2, Malus 1 (evil), Malus 2 (evil), Malus 3 (evil) Spes (Hope)

(Prometheus is making little people from clay)

Ep quid facis, frater?

Pro homunculos argillae facio

nunc in homunculos adflo

(The little people come to life)

Ep vivunt! quam callidus es!

H1 sed...frigescimus

Pro saltate! currite!

(They run and jump to keep warm)

H1 & H2 esurimus

Pro ecce...gallina

(Prometheus gives them a chicken)

H1 gallina cruda est

H2 gallinam non consumo

Pro consilium habeo!

(Prometheus goes to Mount Olympus)

Min Prometheus venit, o Iuppiter

Pro salve, Iuppiter

Iup quid vis?

Pro homunculi ignem cupiunt.

Iup minime!

Pro sed....moriantur!

Iup infeliciter. vale!

Min durus es, pater!

(Prometheus goes sadly away, and meets Vulcan)

Pro salve, Vulcane

Vul salve. quid vis?

Pro ignem cupio.

Vul ecce!

(Vulcan gives Prometheus fire)

Pro gratias tibi ago.

(Prometheus gives the fire to the little people)

ecce!

H1 nunc gallinam coquo

(They cook and eat the rubber chicken, and warm themselves by the fire)

H2 optima est!

H1 nunc calidum est!

H2 euge!

(Jupiter sees the fire)

Iup quid accidit? ignem video?

Min homunculi ignem habent

Iup Prometheus improbus est

Min consilium habeo.

(Minerva whispers to Iuppiter)

Min Vulcane!

Vulc adsum, Minerva

Min fac femina argillae!

(Vulcan makes a clay person)

Vulc ecce

Iup nunc in feminam adflo

(Iuppiter breathes on the model and it comes to life)

Min Pandora es

Iup pulchra es!

Min iucunda es!

Iup ...et curiosa es!

Pan salvete!

Iup nunc Prometheum visitamus

Min veni nobiscum, Pandora

Pan certe

(The gods take Pandora to Epimetheus and Prometheus’ house)

Min Prometheus et Epimetheus hic habitant

Iup Epimetheus, ecce uxor tua

Ep gratias tibi ago!

Pro (speaking to himself) cur Iuppiter donum dat?

(Iuppiter gives Pandora a box)

Iup ecce cista magica.

Min noli cistam aperire!

Iup valete.

(The gods leave)

Ep quam pulchra es!

Pro (speaking to himself again) sollicitus sum...

Ep nunc ad agrum vado. vale, Pandora!

Pro noli cistam aperire!

Pan valete!

(Prometheus and Epimetheus go off to the fields)

Pan quid in cista est? curiosa sum...

(Pandora starts to open the box)

Ep siste!

(The Evils escape)

Mal 1&2&3 euge!

Mal1 liberati sumus!

Pan eheu!

H 1 & H2 eheu!

Pan & Ep qui estis?

Mal 2 morbus! (The 2 Homunculi become ill)

Mal3 senectus! (they become old)

Mal1 rixa! (they argue)

Mal2 dolor! (they have pains)

Mal3 mors! (they drop dead)

Ep & Pan vae nobis!

(Pandora sees something in the box)

Pan ecce...in cista... quis es?

Spes noli desperare, Pandora. Spes sum. homines adiuvo!



And here is the translation:

(Prometheus is making little people from clay)

Ep what are you doing, brother?

Pro I’m making little men of clay. Now I’m breathing on the little men.

(The little people come to life)

Ep They are alive! How clever you are!

H1 But...we are cold!

Pro Jump! Run!

(They run and jump to keep warm)

H1 & H2 We’re hungry

Pro Here...a chicken!

(Prometheus gives them a chicken)

H1 The chicken is raw.

H2 I can’t eat the chicken.

Pro I have a plan!

(Prometheus goes to Mount Olympus)

Min Prometheus is coming, O Jupiter.

Pro Hello, Jupiter.

Iup What do you want?

Pro The little men want fire.

Iup No!

Pro But...they will die!

Iup Too bad. Goodbye!

Min You are tough, father!

(Prometheus goes sadly away, and meets Vulcan)

Pro Hello, Vulcan.

Vul Hello. What do you want?

Pro I want fire.

Vul Here!

(Vulcan gives Prometheus fire)

Pro Thank you.

(Prometheus gives the fire to the little people)

Here!

H1 Now I’ll cook the chicken.

(They cook and eat the rubber chicken, and warm themselves by the fire)

H2 It’s very good!

H1 Now it is warm!

H2 Hooray!

(Jupiter sees the fire)

Iup What is happening? Do I see fire?

Min The little men have fire,

Iup Prometheus is naughty.

Min I have a plan.

(Minerva whispers to Iuppiter)

Min Vulcan!

Vulc Here I am, Minerva

Min Make a woman of clay!

(Vulcan makes a clay person)

Vulc Here!

Iup Now I’ll breathe on the woman.

(Iuppiter breathes on the model and it comes to life)

Min You are Pandora!

Iup You are beautiful!

Min You are sweet!

Iup ...and you are curious!

Pan Hello!

Iup Now we’ll visit Prometheus.

Min Come with us, Pandora

Pan Yes.

(The gods take Pandora to Epimetheus and Prometheus’ house)

Min Prometheus and Epimetheus live here

Iup Epimetheus, here is your wife.

Ep Thank you!!

Pro (speaking to himself) Why is Jupiter giving a present?

(Iuppiter gives Pandora a box)

Iup Here is a magic box.

Min Don’t open the box!

Iup Goodbye.

(The gods leave)

Ep How beautiful you are!

Pro (speaking to himself again) I am worried...

Ep Now I am going to the field. Goodbye, Pandora!

Pro Don’t open the box!

Pan Goodbye!

(Prometheus and Epimetheus go off to the fields)

Pan What is in the box? I am curious...

(Pandora starts to open the box)

Ep STOP!

(The Evils escape)

Mal 1&2&3 Hooray!

Mal1 We are free!

Pan Oh no!

H 1 & H2 Oh no!

Pan & Ep Who are you?

Mal 2 Disease! (The 2 Homunculi become ill)

Mal3 Old age! (they become old)

Mal1 Quarrels! (they argue)

Mal2 Pain! (they have pains)

Mal3 Death! (they drop dead)

Ep & Pan Alas for us!

(Pandora sees something in the box)

Pan Look...in the box...Who are you?

Spes Don’t despair, Pandora. I am Hope. I will help people!

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Emma said...

HI Dr F

well i was lookin round minimus and had 2 c us again! i look sooo silly
(pandora)