Plays for fluent speakers in high school
Before the end of the year, Eadar Dà Sgeul, a collection of new and well-known Gaelic stories will be appearing in high schools. Seven of the stories have now been made into drama scripts, six of them written by Donald John MacIver and one by Angus John MacDonald.
The stories which have been developed into scripts are:
- An Taghadh by Iain Crichton Smith
- Am Partaidh Purpaidh by Donald John MacIver
- Na Stocainnean by Iain Crichton Smith
- Bòrd do Dheichnear by Donald John MacIver
- Aon Fheasgar … by Paul MacInnes
- Cafaidh Ranji by Donald John MacIver
- Ri Aghaidh na Creig by Maoilios Campbell
Some schools have already had the opportunity to see Am Partaidh Purpaidh on stage when the theatre-in-education company, Meanbh-chuileag called on them in June.
We hope that the plays will be a useful resource when trying to encourage drama, talk and reading for pleasure in the classroom, as recommended in the Curriculum for Excellence. It is hoped that they will be of use to pupils who have some problems understanding the stories themselves and that they generally bring pleasure to pupils who want to look at Gaelic literature in its various forms.
It would be useful to hear your comments on the plays.