You and your friends can recreate scenes from Anne of Green Gables. Adapted from the L.M. Montgomery books by Kevin Sullivan and Joe Wiesenfeld. Compare your home video to the real Anne of Green Gables video. Put yourself to the test!! Do you remember the very first scene in Anne of Green Gables? Anne dreamed of being Lord Tennysonís "Lady of Shalott". The poem is actually 18 stanzas long but here is the brief excerpt Anne reads in the opening:
Anne carries a large basket of fresh eggs in one arm and a bucket of milk in the other. She pauses on the crest of the hill at the edge of the fir grove, completely absorbed as she reads aloud from a book tucked away in her basket.
A magic web with colours gay.
She has heard a whisper say,
A curse is on her if she stay
To look down to Camelot."
Anne pauses and holds the book to her breast, closing her eyes softly. With the brisk wind blowing colour into her pale cheeks, she imagines herself as Tennysonís heroine. She puts down her milk bucket and waltzes across the hill with a dramatic stride.
And so she weaveth steadily,
And little other care hath she,
The Lady of Shalott."
How about the scene where Anne is introduced to Marillaís friend, Rachel Lynde?
Rachel: "Well, her looks are certainly nothing to consider. I mean sheís terribly skinny and homely, Marilla. Come over here, child. Lawful heart, her hair is as red as carrots."
Marilla: "Anne Shirley!"
Anne: "How would you like to have nastly things said about you! How would you like to be told that youíre fat and ugly and youíre a sour old gossip!!"
For the real performers, thereís that hilarious scene when Anne dyes her hair... |
After arriving home from school, where she was punished for smashing a chalk board over Gilbertís head (he called her "carrots").
Anne has locked herself in her room...
Marilla raps on the door of Anneís room. There is no response. She tries to open it and shakes the handle. It is locked.
your door at once!"
Anne: "Please go away Marilla. I am in the depths of despair."
Marilla: "Oh fiddlesticks! Now you open this door at once!"
Anne: "Go away and donít look at me."
Marilla:"Donít play innocent with me. Iím so ashamed, I donít know
Anne: (from under the sheets) "He called me carrots!"
Marilla:"I donít care what he called you. You had no reason to lose
times worse! You little know how utterly wretched I am."
Marilla: "I little know how you got into this fix, but I demand that
Anne: "I dyed it."
Marilla: "You dyed it! For mercyís sake child.
Anne: "He positively assured me it would turn my hair a beautiful raven black.
Marilla: "Who did? Who are you talking about?"
Anne: "The peddler we met on the road today."
that this has opened your eyes to see where your vanity has taken you.
Anne: (in tears) "Marilla what shall I do? Iíll never be able to live this down.
Marilla: "You really smashed your slate over that boyís head?"
Anne: "Very hard, Iím afraid."
Marilla: "I know I should be angry. I should be furious. What a way to
Anne: "Youíre not going to send me back?"
Marilla: "Iíve come to a decision. The trial is over. You will stay at Green Gables."
Marilla: "I think you may be a kindred spirit after all."