The Myths at the Edge of the World

Recommended for High Schools

The Myths at the Edge of the World

by Matthew Webster

Four campers are not only lost in the wood, they are lost at the edge of the world with no land, water, stars or sun. The only way to bring life back is to ask the right questions that will release stories from the wind.

 About 50 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 7
2 M | 3 W | 2 Any Gender, Expandable to 30


Simple set


 42 pages

Drama Classical Adaptation Movement-based
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"All the sights and sounds of history are caught forever in the wind at the time they happen. They are printed in the wind like a big digital recording then they blow away."

Four campers are not only lost in the wood, they are lost at the edge of the world with no land, water, stars or sun. The only way to bring life back is to ask the right questions that will release stories from the wind. These stories come from all over: China, Africa, Native lore, and the Aztecs. Do you know the Myth of the Water Dragons? Or The Girl who Scattered the Stars? Perhaps you are at the edge of the world too...

Excellent opportunities for mask and movement. A unique cross-curricular storytelling adventure.

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