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Readers' theatre a happy tailor

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Readers' Theatre

Readers' Theatre

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  • 1. READERS’ THEATRE A HAPPY TAILOR Recollected by Yeo Yam Hwee 1 All Readers Once upon a time there was a happy tailor. Reader 1 He was the cleverest tailor in the kingdom. Reader 5 He made clothes for the king and his men. Reader 2 And they all liked them so much and the tailor was so happy about it. Reader 4 But his wife was so very very unhappy with him. Reader 3 She said, “You only know how to make beautiful clothes for other people.” Reader 6 She added, “Look at yourself. Reader 2 You’re so miserably dressed from head to toe!” Reader 1 The tailor was taken aback by his wife’s comments. Reader 2 Head to toe, head to toe, he took stock of himself from head to toe. Reader 5 “How right you are!” he said to her. Reader 4 “I need the right materials to make myself something to wear. Reader 3 I need a cloth that is as dark as the longest night, as smooth as the velvety silk and as tough as the galvanized steel.” Reader 6 He looked here, he looked there and he looked everywhere. Reader 1 He finally found the cloth that was as dark as the longest night, as smooth as the velvety silk and as touch as the galvanized steel. Reader 5 “I shall make myself a jacket,” said the happy tailor. Reader 2 And so he set out to work on his jacket. Reader 4 Using a pair of scissors, he cut here, he cut there and he cut everywhere. Reader 3 So he snipped, snipped, snipped. Reader 5 And he stitched, stitched, stitched
  • 2. READERS’ THEATRE A HAPPY TAILOR Recollected by Yeo Yam Hwee 2 Reader 6 He snipped and he stitched Reader 5 He stitched and he snipped Reader 6 Where it was done, he loved it so much. Reader 3 “This is my jacket, made from a cloth that is as dark as the longest night, as smooth as the velvety silk and as tough as the galvanized steel.” Reader 6 He loved it so much that he wore the jacket every day. Reader 1 He wore it here, he wore it there, he wore it everywhere. Reader 5 Until it was quite worn out. Reader 2 The tailor took a good look at the jacket and decided that there was material left that was good enough to make himself a shirt. Reader 4 “I shall make myself a shirt, said the happy tailor. Reader 3 And so he set out to work on his shirt. All Readers And so he set out to work on his shirt. Using a pair of scissors, he cut here, he cut there and he cut everywhere Reader 3 So he snipped, snipped, snipped And he stitched, stitched, stitched Reader 4 He snipped and he stitched He stitched and he snipped All Readers When it was done, he loved it so much. Reader 1 “This is my shirt, made from a jacket that is as dark as the longest night, as smooth as the velvety silky and as tough as the galvanized steel.” Reader 5 He loved it so much that he wore the shirt every day. Reader 2 He wore it here, he wore it there, he wore it everywhere. All Readers Until it was quite worn out.
  • 3. READERS’ THEATRE A HAPPY TAILOR Recollected by Yeo Yam Hwee 3 Reader 3 The tailor took a good look at his shirt and decided that there was material left that was good enough to make himself a cap. Reader 6 “I shall make myself a cap,” said the happy tailor And so he set out to work on his cap. Reader 2 Using a pair of scissors, he cut here, he cut there and he cut everywhere So he snipped, snipped, snipped And he stitched, stitched, stitched He snipped and he stitched He stitched and he snipped Reader 1 When it was done, he loved it so much Reader 2 “This is my cap, made from a shirt that is as dark as the longest night, as smooth as the velvety silk and as tough as the galvanized steel.” All Readers He loved it so much that he wore the cap every day. He wore it here, he wore it there, he wore it everywhere. Until it was quite worn out. Reader 4 The tailor took a good look at the cap and decided that there was material left there was good enough to make himself a button. Reader 3 “I shall make myself a button,” said the happy tailor. All Readers And so he set out to work on his button. Using a pair of scissors, he cut here, he cut there and he cut everywhere. So he snipped, snipped, snipped And he stitched, stitched, stitched He snipped and he stitched He stitched and he snipped Reader 1 When it was done, he loved it so much. “This is my button, made from a cap that is as dark as the longest night, as smooth as the velvety silk and as tough as the galvanized steel.” Reader 5 He loved it so much that he wore the button every day. He wore it here, he wore it there, he wore it everywhere. Until it was quite worn out.
  • 4. READERS’ THEATRE A HAPPY TAILOR Recollected by Yeo Yam Hwee 4 Reader 4 The tailor took a good look at the button and decided that there was only material left that was good enough to make himself a story. “I shall make myself a story,” said the happy tailor All Readers And so he set out to work on his story. Using a pair of scissors, he cut here, he cut there, and he cut everywhere. So he snipped, snipped, snipped And he stitched, stitched, stitched When it was done, he loved it so much. Reader 3 “This is my story, made from a button that is as dark as the longest night, as smooth as the velvety silk and as tough as the galvanized steel.” Reader 5 He loved it so much that he told the story every day. Reader 6 He told it here, he told it there, he told it everywhere. Reader 1 He is still telling the story today. All Readers Because a good story such as this will never ever wear out. THE END

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