International Plays For Young Audiences

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Colleges, universities and high schools nationwide are seeking up-to-date writing on themes related to cultural diversity. Roger Ellis' previous multicultural anthologies of plays, scenes and monologs have been in popular use for several years. This unique anthology of complete plays is directed specifically to young audiences from new writers of the multicultural experience. Many international cultures are represented including African American, Native American, Central and South American, Caribbean, Pacific ...
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Overview

Colleges, universities and high schools nationwide are seeking up-to-date writing on themes related to cultural diversity. Roger Ellis' previous multicultural anthologies of plays, scenes and monologs have been in popular use for several years. This unique anthology of complete plays is directed specifically to young audiences from new writers of the multicultural experience. Many international cultures are represented including African American, Native American, Central and South American, Caribbean, Pacific Island, Maori, Viking, Irish, Spanish, Gypsy, Canadian, Jewish, Muslim, Pakistani, East Indian and more. Each of these plays contain a significant number of roles for young actors. A valuable text for multicultural, literary or speech classes; or for theatrical applications.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Drama classes are often hard-pressed to find interesting, timely material suitable for study and performances. This collection from a variety of nations and cultures offers something new to students of the stage. The 12 short plays feature young characters in a variety of settings and situations. While some of the selections are straightforward in style (such as Gustavo Ott's Minor Leagues), others require a creative stretch in order to be able to read and produce them (such as Neil Duffield's racial fable Skin and Bones). A few of the plays call for more elaborate costuming, sets, or staging than some student productions could effectively handle. Some plays may also be considered too unconventional for young American actors and audiences (Skin and Bones; Kendel Hippolyte's The Song of One, or the Journey of Ti Marie). All, however, have characters that would be intriguing to young people and all deal with themes of cultural conflict and understanding. The works present students with ideas they can relate to as they read and perform. Anyone interested in using the individual plays for public performance will need to seek permission from the playwright's agent and pay any applicable royalties (this information is included at the end of the collection). This anthology provides many opportunities for short scenes and cuttings for in-class, small-group drama assignments, and is also a solid choice for schools with speech and drama classes or forensic teams.-Toni D. Moore, Simon Kenton High School, Independence, KY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566080651
  • Publisher: Meriwether Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 428
  • Sales rank: 1,020,232
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 1
Introduction 3
Salmonberry: A West Coast Fairy Tale 11
Skin and Bones 45
Circus Caravan 71
Blood Lines 97
Convivencia 131
The Song of One or The Journey of Ti Marie 173
City of Gold 227
Madagascar Lily 257
Race (Adapted from the book, Race: How Blacks and Whites Feel About the American Obsession) 297
Hunger 317
Minor Leagues 353
Balcony 391
Credits (Legal Acknowledgments) 418
About the Editor 420
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