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My First Scene Book: 51 One-Minute Scenes about Etiquette
     

My First Scene Book: 51 One-Minute Scenes about Etiquette

by Kristen Dabrowski
 
This groundbreaking new series is for truly young actors—monologues, scenes, and technique book for the elementary school set. Each book builds on the one before it, so skills grow as students grow. Often, young children are given work written for older actors that is difficult for them to understand and retain. This material is comprehensible, relatable, and fun

Overview

This groundbreaking new series is for truly young actors—monologues, scenes, and technique book for the elementary school set. Each book builds on the one before it, so skills grow as students grow. Often, young children are given work written for older actors that is difficult for them to understand and retain. This material is comprehensible, relatable, and fun. For all the young characters and performers, there is finally a book for you!

And within this series, an exciting collection that breaks down barriers: Square pegs don't fit into round holes. It's that simple.

Specifically for young actors of Hispanic descent, M. Ramirez has written a group of books for second, third, fourth generation immigrant kids who don't often feel included in a lot of the literature they're surrounded with. References to abuelos, abuelas, and other cultural specifics help make these performance pieces a little more accessible to kids who might or might not be speaking English as a second language. all with a specific flavor that will help young actors find their voices and stretch themselves, performing pieces that speak not only about them, but directly to them.

Because of the Latino flavor incorporated into this material, these kids can focus on what they are meant to focus on- performing - without any cultural barriers.

KIDS: These books tell you about how to act and give you some excellent characters to play! There are also many, many games and activities. (P.S. They may also make you the smartest kid you know!)

TEACHERS: This series provides ample material for classroom use. In addition, the Teacher's Guide will give tips and ideas to use inclassrooms.

PARENTS: If you've got a natural performer in the house, this book provides some simple pieces for auditioning, horsing around, or performing in the living room. These books are both fun and educational.

AGENTS/MANAGERS: These monologues are immediate and active, with different emotions and levels within each monologue. Great for auditions.

Eeek! What should I do?" A character is in trouble, faced with a new or strange situation. What to do? Where to go? How to react? Read or act out the scene to find out what happens! Then, decide what the best decision might be. What would you do if a monster invited you to dinner or if you found $100? In My First Scene Book, manners, ethics, morals, and all kinds of dilemmas are explored through improvs and discussion questions. Jump into this sticky world like belly-flopping into a marshmallow sundae and see what conclusions arise!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—Each of these short contemporary scenes features lessons about good manners through conversations among friends at school or family members, and is followed by a set of thought-provoking questions designed to extend the classroom experience. The scenes, which are written in simple vocabulary, are divided into seven thematic chapters, e.g., "Gross!" "No fair!" "Mean!" and are preceded by a short "Acting Lessons" section. Much of the dialogue is stilted and highly didactic, and the clumsy stick-figure drawings do little to enliven the pages.—Madigan McGillicuddy, Los Angeles Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575256030
Publisher:
Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Series:
My First Acting Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,321,710
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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