By Yaffa Klugerman Illustrated by Aaron Schachter A Purim shpiel play to be performed by six readers along with a PowerPoint slideshow of cartoons. Download the script and slideshow below. Slides should be advanced when indicated in the script.
Students will explore the literary technique of satire in poetry by Shel Silverstein. Students will then learn about the comedic, satirical side of the Purim holiday and the traditional Purim shpiel. Finally, students will read the “Diary of a Wimpy King” Purim shpiel and, if possible, perform it for their school or synagogue.