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[Intended to be presented by junior high or high-school level students of English as a foreign language. See here for annotations]
Narrator: Once upon a time, there was a beautiful queen.
Queen: I would like a daughter as beautiful as the white snow.
Narrator: In due time, she had a beautiful daughter.
Queen: Our daughter is as beautiful as the white snow.
King: Let us call her "Snow White".
Snow White: Coooo.
Narrator: But the beautiful queen died.
King: Don't die!
Snow White: Waaaaah!
Queen: Goodbye, my dear family.
Narrator: A very beautiful, but very vain lady lived nearby:
(Soon-to-be) Stepmother: You need a new queen.
King: Snow White needs a new mother.
Narrator: And so the very vain lady became the new queen, and Snow White's stepmother.
Stepmother: You are a very beautiful girl, Snow White.
Snow White: Thank you, Ma'am. You are very beautiful, too.
Narrator: The stepmother had a magic mirror.
Stepmother: Mirror, who is the most beautiful woman in the kingdom?
Mirror: You are, Queen.
Stepmother: You always tell the truth.
Narrator: Snow White grew up to be a very beautiful young woman.
Stepmother: Mirror, who is the most beautiful woman in the kingdom?
Mirror: Please don't ask.
Stepmother: What? Tell me, now!
Mirror: It is Snow White, your stepdaughter.
Stepmother: Snow White? This must not be!
Narrator: The king had to go to war.
King: I don't want to go, but I must.
Snow White: Be careful, Daddy.
Stepmother: Come back soon, Dear.
King: I'll try.
Narrator: The stepmother tried to leave Snow White in the woods.
Snow White: The woods are very pretty, Mummy.
Stepmother: Oh, dear. You are back.
Narrator: Then the stepmother told the royal hunter to take Snow White to the woods and accidentally kill her.
Royal Hunter: Snow White, you must run away. It's not safe here.
Snow White: Where can I go?
Royal Hunter: Some people who live in the woods may be kind.
Narrator: Snow White wandered around the woods for a long time. Then she came to a small cottage.
Snow White: Who lives here? Are they kind?
Narrator: No one was home. But Snow White was very hungry, so she went inside anyway.
Snow White: No one is here. But this place is a mess, so I will clean it up.
Narrator: There was a table with seven plates and seven cups and seven small chairs in one room.
Snow White: Oh, there is food here. I shouldn't eat it, but I am very hungry.
Narrator: So she had a tiny bit from each plate.
Snow White: Now I need a nap.
Narrator: In another room, there were seven small beds. Snow white found one that fit her and lay down for a nap.
Snow White: ZZZzzzzz.
Narrator: While Snow White slept, the seven dwarves who lived in the cottage came home.
Dwarf 1: Someone has been eating from my plate!
Dwarves 2, 3,4, & 5 (in unison): Mine, too!
Narrator: And in the other room, ...
Dwarf 6: Someone has been sleeping in our beds!
Dwarf 7: Here she is!
Dwarf 5: She is beautiful!
Dwarf 4: I don't care. Throw her out!
Snow White (waking up): Oh! I'm sorry. I didn't mean any harm.
Dwarf 2: Someone has been cleaning up!
Dwarf 4: Oh.
Dwarf 3: What's your name, young lady?
Snow White: My name is Snow White.
Narrator: So the Dwarves let Snow White stay, and she helped clean.
Dwarf 4: But while we are working, you must never let anyone in!
Snow White: Okay.
Narrator: Back at the castle, the Stepmother was worried.
Stepmother: Mirror, ...
Mirror: There are better ways to spend your time than vanity.
Stepmother: Don't stall. Who is the most beautiful now?
Mirror: It won't make you happy to know.
Stepmother: Where is she?
Mirror: Somewhere in the woods.
Narrator: So the wicked stepmother dressed up like an old lady selling lace and went looking for Snow White.
Stepmother: There she is!
Narrator: She knocked on the door.
Snow White: I'm not supposed to let anyone in!
Stepmother: But that's just for bad people. I'm not a bad person!
Narrator: And when Snow White let her in, she showed her a lace bodice.
Stepmother: Here. Try it on.
Narrator: But she tied Snow White's bodice so tight that she couldn't breath.
Snow White: I .. can't .. breath!
Stepmother: I'm sorry, but I can't have anyone more beautiful than I am.
Narrator: When the dwarves returned, Snow White had fainted.
Dwarf 5: Snow White! What happened?
Dwarf 4: It's too tight! She can't breath.
Narrator: So they loosened the bodice and Snow White gradually woke up.
Dwarf 1: Oh, we're so glad you are okay!
Snow White: Thank you, everyone.
Dwarf 4: Remember, you mustn't let anyone in, not even nice old ladies!
Narrator: Back at the castle, ...
Stepmother: So, Mirror, is Snow White still the most beautiful?
Mirror: Why, yes. It seems she has completely recovered.
Stepmother: Oh, no!
Mirror: And jealousy is bad for your complexion. Leave it alone and you will be more beautiful than you are now.
Stepmother: But I must be the most beautiful of all!
Narrator: This time, the wicked stepmother dressed up as an old hag selling apples.
Stepmother: Little girl, like a nice apple?
Narrator: But the reddest half of the apple was poisoned.
Snow White: Well, you don't even look like a nice old lady.
Stepmother: But my apples are sweet.
Snow White: And the apple looks only half-ripe. Please go away, old lady.
Stepmother: See, I'll eat the green side. Then you can have the red side.
Show White: Well, in that case, ...
Narrator: But the poison was very quick-acting, so Snow White fainted without swallowing it.
Stepmother: You poor thing. I'm afraid I didn't teach you not to trust strangers, did I? Oh, no, what have I done?
Narrator: When she was back at the castle, the stepmother went to the mirror.
Mirror: She is more beautiful in death than you are alive.
Mirror: I warned you. Vanity and jealousy only make you ugly.
Narrator: Now it was the stepmother's turn to swoon.
Royal Hunter: The queen has fainted dead away!
Narrator: Out on the battlefield, the king was fighting the enemy's prince.
King: Why are we fighting against each other?
Prince: I don't know. Should we quit?
King: I think so.
Narrator: So the war ended, and everyone made friends and went home.
King, Prince, and Soldiers: Take care! Goodbye!
Narrator: The dwarves were very sad that Snow White was dead.
Dwarf 2: I suppose we have to have a funeral.
Dwarf 3: I don't want to say goodbye to her.
Dwarf 4: Her body doesn't change. I wonder if she's really dead.
Dwarf 7: Let's put her on a bed here in the cottage.
Narrator: When the king returned, he thought he had lost everything, and he was very sad.
King: Oh! Woe is me!
Royal Hunter: I think I know where Snow White is.
Stepmother: But I have killed her. I am evil, kill me!
Narrator: The prince passed the dwarves' cottage when it was dark.
Prince: May we spend the night here?
Dwarf 5: Okay. But please don't disturb Snow White.
Prince: She's beautiful. Is she asleep?
Dwarf 6: We can't wake her up.
Prince: May I try?
Narrator: So the prince tried artificial respiration.
Prince: First we have to clear the mouth of foreign matter. Oh, there's a piece of apple. Let's wash her mouth with water.
Narrator: The prince was an Eagle Scout, so he knew how to do mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Snow White: Oh! My. Your lips are soft!.
Prince: Sorry. I thought I could wake you up.
Snow White: I guess you did. Thank you.
Narrator: Just then, the king and the stepmother and the Royal Hunter and many servants arrived at the Dwarves' cottage.
King: Hello! is anyone home?
Dwarves: Oh, dear, it's the king! We're in trouble!
Prince: Don't worry. He's my friend.
Snow White: Father! I'm okay! But I think Mummy needs help.
King: Oh, it's you, Prince!
Prince: You have a beautiful daughter. And she's awake now.
King: We checked the poison the queen used, and it was just a very strong soporific.
Stepmother: I'm sorry everyone.
Snow White: Oh, I was sure you didn't really want to kill me.
Mirror: So, who's the most beautiful woman of all?
Stepmother: Everyone is beautiful to someone.
Snow White: That's right, Mummy.
King: The Prince is coming to visit.
Snow White: I'm looking forward to seeing him again. Do you like him, Mummy and Daddy?
King and Stepmother: Of course!
Stepmother: Oooh. Oh, dear. I think it's time to call the doctor.
King: I'm on my way.
Snow White: I hope I'll have a little brother.
Narrator: And that's how the new queen learned to be kind.
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