The course activities:
Scene 1: INTRODUCTION (2:30) a piece of music from CD (Children dressed up in costumes – fairy heroes – are waiting for a presentation)
Narrator: This is the story of Peter and the Wolf.
Each character is represented by one of the instruments in the orchestra.
- The Bird is represented by a flute (pupil-The Bird is dancing, imitating a bird by motion, in the background – flute CD),
- The Goose is represented by an oboe (pupil-The Goose is dancing, in the background CD-oboe, at the same time The Bird stands in front of the scene, on the side),
- The Cat is represented by a clarinet (pupil-Cat is dancing / CD-clarinet / and after a while s/he joins The Goose and The Bird on the side of the stage),
- The Wolf is represented by three horns (The Wolf presents themselves / CD-horns /)
- Peter is represented by string instruments (Peter is dancing / in the background CD plays strings/)
- Grandfather is represented by a bassoon (Grandpa is dancing),
- The Hunters’ shots are represented by kettledrums and a bass drum (Children – the fairy characters – are scattered at the sound of the kettledrums.)
Scene 2: BEAUTIFUL MORNING (3:55)
Narrator: Early in the morning, Peter opened the gate and went out into a large, green meadow. (Children dressed in green are dancing, imitating a meadow. At the same time Peter comes out of the gate and starts dancing. Several children may act as a fence with the gate. At the end of the musical phrase Peter crouches among the meadow).
Narrator: A small bird was sitting on a branch of a big tree – a friend of Peter. “What peace around” – the bird sang cheerfully.
(Presentation of The Bird. During this time children – The Meadow and Peter – crouch on the stage, looking at The Bird. During the new musical phrase The Bird is dancing with Peter and The Meadow).
Scene 3: THE GOOSE AND THE BIRD (1:20)
N.: Then The Goose came with its swaying steps. The Goose was delighted that Peter left the gate open. Seeing a deep pond in the meadow The Goose decided to swim a little and dive into the water. (The Goose is dancing swaying slightly. The Meadow sits on the side. Children dressed in blue form the Pond, lying on their backs and shaking legs and hands in the air. There is The Goose swimming in the middle of the Pond).
N.: Seeing The Goose, The Bird flew down and sat on the grass nearby. (The Bird joins The Goose in the dance in the Pond).
N.: “What kind of bird are you, if you cannot fly?” The Goose answers: “And what kind of bird are you, if you cannot swim?” … and jumped into the pond. (The Goose swims in the middle of the Pond, The Bird stays out of the Pond).
N.: They argued for a long time – The Goose swimming in the pond, and The Bird jumping on the shore. (Children forming the Pond stay in a line – they spin around slowly. The Bird on one side of the Pond’s edge, and The Goose on the other).
Scene 4: THE CAT (1:20)
N.: Suddenly something caught the attention of Peter… It was a Cat sneaking in the grass. (Children – The Meadow – are raising their legs up in a lying position. The Cat is dancing between their legs. The Goose and The Bird are standing back to back).
N.: The Cat thought: “This bird is busy quarreling … I’ll catch it!” (The Cat is creeping in the grass). He approached on his velvety paws. (Cat’s dance among The Meadow).
N.: “Watch out!” – Peter shouted. The Bird immediately flew to the tree, and The Goose indignantly quacked at The Cat from the center of the pond. (The Meadow moves to the back of the stage, and The Pond forms a semicircle, dancing without moving the legs, bending to the left and to the right, waving hands. On the one side of The Pond is The Cat, and on the other The Goose. (the Cat dances).
N.: The Cat was walking around the tree and thought: “Is it worth climbing so high?” “Before I get there, this bird will fly away.” (the Cat dances)
Scene 5: GRANDFATHER WARNS PETER (1:55)
N.: Grandfather came. He was angry that Peter went out to the meadow. “This is a dangerous place. What if The Wolf came out of the woods – what would you do?” (Grandfather dances with his walking stick. The Pond and the Goose crouch).
N.: Peter would not listen to the advice of his Grandfather. Boys like him are not afraid of wolves. (Musical theme – The Meadow enters the stage, and Peter is dancing in it).
N.: Grandpa took Peter home and closed the gate. (Grandfather dances, taking Peter home).
Scene 6: THE WOLF ATTACKS (3:25)
N.: As soon as Peter left the meadow, a great gray Wolf came out of the woods… (Grey trees appear on the stage, among them The Wolf – in the background horns’ music, menacing. The Wolf dances).
N.: The Cat climbed the tree in the blink of an eye! (Cat’s dance, then The Cat sits beside The Bird).
N.: The Goose quacks and jumps out of the pond, not thinking clearly out of fear. (Th e trees make way. The Goose dances).
N.: The Goose tried to run as fast as it could, but it could not escape The Wolf. It was getting closer and closer, then it caught up with her! Then The Wolf caught the Goose and ate it! (The Pond separates The Goose from The Wolf, then The Wolf chases The Goose, swallows it, feathers fly (The Wolf catches the Goose and they hide behind the scenes). The Pond forms a circle, surprised expressions on the children’s faces. The Wolf returns on the stage, a few feathers in its mouth. It stands proudly, spits out the feathers. The Pond dances sadly, the Wolf stands there and chases the Pond away).
Scene 7: AFTER THE ATTACK (1:45)
N.: Here was the situation: The Cat sat on one branch, The Bird on the other, not too close to The Cat. (Cat and Bird dance, flute and clarinet play).
N.: The Wolf circled the tree looking at The Cat and The Bird hungrily. (Wolf’s dance).
Scene 8: PETER HAS AN IDEA (4:25)
N.: During this time, Peter stood by the fence watching the situation without a trace of fear. (Peter’s dance).
N.: Peter ran to the house, took a rope and climbed a high stone wall. One of the branches of the tree under which The Wolf was lying reached the wall. Grabbing a branch, Peter jumped on the tree. He said to The Bird: „Fly down and circle over the head of The Wolf, but be careful so it doesn’t catch you” (The Bird’s dance over a lying Wolf. At the time trees come on stage).
N.: The Bird almost touched The Wolf’s head with its wings, and The Wolf tried to catch it. The Bird infuriated The Wolf. Oh, how much did The Wolf want to catch it! But the Bird was very clever and The Wolf could not harm it. (The Bird and The Wolf dance).
N.: Meanwhile, Peter made a loop from the rope… He carefully lowered it down, grabbed The Wolf by the neck and started pulling as strong as he could! When the Wolf felt trapped, it started jumping to free itself. (The Wolf, Peter, the Bird and the Pond dance with the rope).
N.: Peter tied the other end of the rope to the tree, and as The Wolf jumped, the rope caught even more tightly on its tail... (The Pond hides fearfully in the corner, children standing on shaking legs. Wolf struggles with the rope).
Scene 9: THE HUNTERS (2:19)
N.: Just then, the Hunters came out of the woods (grey trees appear on the stage, and the Hunters march rhythmically) and they were shooting, following the trail of the Wolf. (Hunters dance)
N.: “Do not shoot!” Exclaimed Peter. “The Bird and I have captured a wolf!” “Help us take it to the ZOO” (The Bird and Peter dance around the tired Wolf).
Scene 10. A TRIUMPHAL MARCH (6:28)
N.: Now, imagine the triumphant march! Peter goes first, followed by the Hunters with the Wolf.
(Hunters are dancing with the Wolf). Grandpa and the Cat walk at the end of the procession. “And if Peter did not catch The Wolf? Then what?” (dance: Grandpa + Cat + Meadow + Grey trees + Peter leading the Wolf on the rope + Hunters). The Bird flew above them, twittering joyfully. “Peter and I are heroes! Just look at who we caught!”. (Everybody dance) And if someone listened carefully, they would hear the Goose quacking in the Wolf’s stomach, as it was swallowed hastily as a whole. (The Pond forms a semicircle, sitting down. Behind it are the trees, Meadow, Hunters kneeling on one knee, with guns, Peter at the front. The Grandfather is at the back, centrally, the Bird is on a tree. Grandfather goes to the forefront, turns his back to the audience, covers the Wolf with a cloak. Everyone on stage gather around them. Suddenly the actors move back and The Goose jumps out unharmed.).
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Jak powstawał “Piotruś i Wilk”, http://www.film.gildia.pl/filmy/peter_and_the_wolf/realizacja
PETER & THE WOLF, http://www.filmpolski.pl/fp/index.php?film=4222419
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