Dramatics For Children

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A dramatics program need not be costly in time and money, and can start small and grow as needed. Dramatics for Children, revised and enlarged ed. is intended to encourage elementary librarians and teachers to initiate, develop, and maintain a dramatics program. Any library or classroom can enjoy a successful program by simply selecting ideas in the volume and adapting them to the needs, abilities, and interests of the students. The volume is divided into six parts: About Dramatics contains suggestions for ...

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A dramatics program need not be costly in time and money, and can start small and grow as needed. Dramatics for Children, revised and enlarged ed. is intended to encourage elementary librarians and teachers to initiate, develop, and maintain a dramatics program. Any library or classroom can enjoy a successful program by simply selecting ideas in the volume and adapting them to the needs, abilities, and interests of the students. The volume is divided into six parts: About Dramatics contains suggestions for initiating and maintaining programs, as well as applicable recycling ideas. Costumes contains simple costume and disguise ideas. Puppetry contains quick, easy-to-do pubbets and puppet storage ideas. Scripts stresses scriptwriting and contains 24 play scripts ready to perform. Storytelling contains ideas and recipes to enhance story hours. Theater-in-The-Round contains recipes for play production. Specific ideas are quickly located through use of the table of contents and Index. With pen and ink drawings by the author. Reviews from the first edition: "This text will help to develop programs that are time and dollar efficient and that can start small and grow successfully." — JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP

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Encourages librarians and elementary teachers to initiate and maintain a dramatics program. Sections on costumes, puppetry, storytelling, scripts, and theater-in-the-round contain ideas on costume and prop creation from recycled materials, and include 24 play scripts to perform. Includes b&w photos and diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810826373
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Edition description: ENL
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 0.38 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 8.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Eleanor Silverman (BA, Brooklyn College; BLS, Pratt Institute Library School; MLS, Graduate School of Library Service, Rutgers University; MBA, Monmouth College) is a retired Media Specialist. She was the "Good Ideas" columnist for Emanations, is the author of 101 Media Center Ideas and Trash into Treasure (Scarecrow Press, 1980, 1988), and exhibits her paintings throughout New Jersey.

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