“A child will be born and he will protect the world. This child will be the only mighty king.”
These are Merlin’s words which refer to the prophecy that he as wizard foretells about Arthur and the kingdom of England.
Our english students of 1st and 2nd ESO could see an adaptation of the first part of the Arthurian legends last January 17, 2017.
With the main characters of King Arthur, Merlin and the wicked Morgana the show started when young Arthur pulled the sword Excalibur out of the stone, where it had been for 30 years, and ended when he was crowned King of England.
But who was Arthur? He was the first born son of King Uther Pendragon and heir to the throne. However, these were very troubled times and Merlin, a wise magician, advised that the baby Arthur should be raised in a secret place and that none should know his true identity.
As Merlin feared, when King Uther died there was great conflict over who should be the next king. Merlin used his magic to set a sword in a stone. Written on the sword, in letters of gold, were these words: “Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone is the rightwise born king of all England.” Of course all the contenders for the throne took their turn at trying to draw the sword, but none could succeed. Arthur, quite by chance, withdrew the sword for another to use in a tournament. Following this he became King. The rest of the story is told in the following Arthurian legends and would need another play to be seen. We are looking forward to the new play.