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DRAMA: sei favole

tre fagioli magici / Three Magic Beans

A simple script for learning Italian or learning English. Take your pick.

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Cast In Order Of Appearance:

Giacomo
Old Man
Mamma
Narrator
Gigante

GIACOMO

Vado al mercato con la mucca.
I go to the market with the cow.

stage direction: Giacomo waves to Mamma.
stage direction: Mamma waves back and exits.
stage direction: Old Man enters.

OLD MAN

Ecco tre fagioli magici.
Here are three beans magical.

GIACOMO

Prendi la mucca.
You take the cow.

stage direction: Old Man takes cow and exits.
stage direction: Mamma enters.

MAMMA

Stupido, una mucca per tre fagioli?
Stupid, a cow for three beans?

GIACOMO

Ma, mamma . . .
But, Mamma . . .

stage direction: Mamma scowls and moves to another spot.
stage direction: Giacomo throws down the beans and watches a stalk grow.

NARRATOR

Nasce una pianta alta.
It buds a plant tall.

GIACOMO

Magia! E una casa grande! Vado.
Magic! And a house big! I go.

stage direction: Giacomo climbs the stalk, enters Gigante’s house and hides behind the table.
stage direction: Gigante enters with a sack of money and starts counting it on the table.

GIGANTE

Mi piace monete d’oro.
I like money of gold.

stage direction: Gigante falls asleep and starts snoring.

GIACOMO

Finalmente! Prendo le monete!
Finally! I take the money.

stage direction: Giacomo steals the money and returns to Mamma.

GIACOMO

Ecco monete.
Here is money.

MAMMA

Bravo! Ritorni.
Good job! You return.

stage direction: Giacomo sneaks back into the sleeping giant’s house.
stage direction: A hen and golden eggs appear.

GIACOMO

Una gallina? Con uove d’oro? Prendo!
A hen? With eggs of gold? I take!

stage direction: Giacomo takes the hen and golden eggs back to Mamma.

GIACOMO

Ecco una gallina magica!
Here is a magic hen!

MAMMA

Bravissimo! Ritorni.
Really good job! You return.

stage direction: Giacomo sneaks back into the giant’s house.
stage direction: A golden harp appears.

GIACOMO

Un’arpa d’oro? Prendo!
A harp of gold? I take!

stage direction: Giacomo steals the harp.
stage direction: Gigante awakens and chases Giacomo.

GIACOMO

Aiuto! Il gigante!
Help! The giant!

GIGANTE

Ladro! Ti mangio!
Thief! You, I eat!

stage direction: Giacomo grabs a hatchet and chops down the stalk.

GIACOMO

Ciao, gigante.
Bye, giant.

stage direction: Gigante falls to the ground.
stage direction: Mamma rushes to Giacomo.

MAMMA

Giacomo, mio eroe!
Jack, my hero!

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