Longman School Drama: The Search for Odysseus Playscript Paperback
by Charles Way
Part of the LONGMAN SCHOOL DRAMA series
Based on Homerï¿½ s epic poem, The Odyssey, this play centres on the heroï¿½ s son, Telemachus, and his quest to find his lost father.Telemachus was only a year old when Odysseus left to fight in the Trojan wars, leaving his wife, Penelope, behind. Years later, the war is over and Telemachus and Penelope expect Odysseus to return. When he does not, Penelopeï¿½ s suitor, Eurymachus, determines to take Odysseusï¿½ s place.
To stop him,Telemachus must find his father and bring him home.
What are the themes?Families, relationships, growing up, myths and legends.
Teaching pointsThe play provides an accessible stimulus for work on myths and legends.
Vivid characters, that pupils will be able to relate to, and a compelling plot can lead to exciting oral and written work.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 104 pages
- Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
- Publication Date: 26/04/2007
- Category: Drama & performing (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9781405856836