Naskah Drama Inggris: Daud & Goliath (Drama Kristen)
Berikut adalah naskah drama tentang David vs Goliath. Drama di bawah diambil dari buku “The Dramatization of Bible Stories An experiment in the religious education of children” karya Elizabeth Erwin Miller Lobingier.
Drama di bawah termasuk drama simpel, dengan alur cerita yang jelas. Dalam drama di atas, ada 7 aktor utama dan 3 scene. Drama Daud & Goliath ini cocok dimainkan dalam drama anak-anak.
DAVID AND GOLIATH
Characters: David, David’s Three Brothers, King Saul, Goliath, Israelite Soldiers, Philistine Soldiers.
SCENE I. THE CHALLENGE
Place: On the battlefield.
First Brother: Have ye seen this Philistine who is come up, this giant who has defied the armies of the living God?
Second Brother: Who has seen him?
Third Brother: I have seen him; he is verily a giant. His height is six cubits and a span. He weareth an helmet of brass upon his head, and he is armed with a coat of mail, and he hath greaves of brass upon his legs, and the staff of his spear is like the weaver’s beam; and one bearing a shield goeth before him. Our soldiers are truly afraid. They flee as he approacheth.
Goliath [apart from the king and soldiers]: Why are ye come out to gather your armies to battle? Am I not a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? Choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me. If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants; but if I prevail against him and kill him, then shall ye be our servants and serve us. I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.
[Some of the soldiers turn and flee.]
Saul: Hear the words of this Philistine. I know not what we can do. Have we no man among us with the strength or boldness to fight this giant? I will enrich him with great riches.
Second Brother: In truth, he is a mighty giant, O King. Our soldiers are greatly dismayed; no one will accept this challenge.
[The king and two soldiers go out. Enter David. He runs up to his brothers and salutes them.]
First Brother: This is David, our younger brother! How cometh it that thou art here?
Second Brother: I thought we left thee tending the sheep.
Third Brother: What news dost thou bring of our father? Is all well with him?
David: My father commanded me, saying, “Take now for thy brethren this parched corn and these ten loaves, and run to the camp of thy brethren; and carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare.” And I rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and came as my father commanded.
[Brothers take food from David.]
Goliath: Why are ye come out to gather your armies to battle? Am I not a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? Choose you a man for you and let him come down to me. If he be able to fight with me and to kill me, then will we be your servants; but if I prevail against him and kill him, then shall ye be our servants and serve us. I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.
[David listens. The soldiers seem disturbed and frightened.]
David: What meaneth this?
Soldier [walks up to David]: Have ye seen this man who is come up? Surely to defy Israel is he come up. And it shall be that the man who killeth him the king will enrich with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father’s house free in Israel.
David: Who is this Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?
First Brother [showing anger against David]: Why camest thou hither? And with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thy heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.
David: What have I now done? [He turns from his brothers and speaks to the people.] What shall be done with the man that killeth this Philistine and taketh away the reproach from Israel? For who is this Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God? I will fight him, and if I prevail against him and kill him, then will the Philistines be our servants and serve us. The Lord God of Israel will deliver him into my hands.
Soldiers: Saul, the king, shall hear these words!
SCENE II. DAVID BEFORE SAUL
Place: Saul’s tent.
David [comes in and salutes the king]: Let no man’s heart fail because of this giant; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.
Saul: Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.
David: Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and when there came a lion or a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after him and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth; and when he rose up against me, I caught him by the beard and smote him and slew him. Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear; and this Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. The Lord that hath delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.
Saul: Go, and the Lord go with thee. [To soldiers]: Bring forth armor; this youth must be ready to meet the foe.
[The soldiers bring armor. Saul puts the armor, a helmet and a coat of mail, on David. David puts on his sword, then walks a few steps. He suddenly throws the sword down and begins to take off the armor.]
David: I cannot go with these, for I have not proved them. [He takes the armor off and keeps only his shepherd’s staff and sling.] The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.
[He bows to the king and goes out.]
SCENE III. THE BATTLE
Place: The battlefield.
[David picks up five smooth stones and puts them into his shepherd bag. Goliath comes toward him. He is dressed in armor, and the man that bears his shield comes before him. Goliath looks surprised and disgusted when he sees David.]
Goliath: Am I a dog that thou comest to me with staves? Come to me and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air and unto the beasts of the field.
David: Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear and with a shield; but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, whom thou hast defied. This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thy head from thee; and I will give the bodies of the Philistines unto the fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the field, that all may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with the sword and with the spear, for the battle is the Lord’s and he will give you into our hands!
[David puts his hand into his bag and takes out a stone and slings it, so that it hits the giant in the forehead. The giant falls. The Philistines flee. David stands with his foot on the body of the giant.]
Israelite Soldiers with David: The battle is the Lord’s!