Eight Plays for Youth: Varied Theatrical Experiences for Stage and Study

Eight Plays for Youth: Varied Theatrical Experiences for Stage and Study

by Christian H. Moe, R. Eugene Jackson
     
 

Eight Plays for Youth is an anthology of performance-tested dramas intended for presentation to youth audiences and also suitable for classroom study. Not available in other collections, the dramas encompass eight different types of youth plays from the Folk Tale to the Participation Play and Story Theatre. The plays are accompanied by designs of suggested

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Eight Plays for Youth is an anthology of performance-tested dramas intended for presentation to youth audiences and also suitable for classroom study. Not available in other collections, the dramas encompass eight different types of youth plays from the Folk Tale to the Participation Play and Story Theatre. The plays are accompanied by designs of suggested floor plans and settings, production notes and properties lists, synopses, descriptions of types of youth drama represented, statements from the playwrights, and questions for classroom use. Included in the collection are The Fabulous Fable Factory by Joseph Robinette and Thomas Tierney, Second Chance by Lou Furman, A New Age is Dawning by Will Huddleston, and Jack Stokes' The Incredible Jungle Journey of Fenda Maria.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
«This anthology is a welcome addition to the literature available to those who study and produce plays for young audiences, as well as for young readers themselves.» (Dorothy Webb, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis)
«Jackson and Moe offer armchair enthusiasts, educators and professionals a radiant new anthology of youth theatre plays that include the standard genres plus a charming 'pod play', a style unavailable elsewhere. It will be an important addition to theatre bookshelves and an excellent anthology for children's theatre or literature courses.» (Charles Hannum, the University of Montevallo)
«(This) is a valuable new anthology of plays for young audiences. The eight plays include a rich variety of presentational styles which offer readers insight into the diversity that is unique to this field.» (Tom Behm, North Carolina Theatre for Young People)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820415543
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/1991
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 26: Theatre Arts, #8
Pages:
369

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Meet the Author

The Editors: Christian H. Moe is Chair of the Theater Department at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he heads the Playwriting Program. A member of the Dramatist Guild, Professor Moe is the co-author of four published plays for youth and (with George McCalmon) of Creating Historical Drama, and co-editor (with Darwin Payne) of Six New Plays for Children. His dramatic writing has won several awards including two sponsored by Samuel French. He holds degrees from Cornell University (Ph.D.), the University of North Carolina (M.A.), and the College of William and Mary (A.B.). His experience encompasses directing and teaching theater for youth.
R. Eugene Jackson is Chairperson and Professor of Dramatic arts at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He has been a director of children's plays and a teacher of Theatre for Youth and Creative Drama for over fifteen years. Approximately forty of Dr. Jackson's plays for young people have been published. He has served as playwright-in-residence for Children's Musical Theatre, Inc., a group of touring professional actors based in Mobile. His degrees include a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, an M.A. from Kent State University, and a B.S. from Memphis State University.

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