Perspectives

Perspectives

by Mary Krell-Oishi
     
 
This drama book of twenty-three scenes deals with challenging subject matter in five categories of subjects: 1. Dating, 2. Pregnancy, 3. Control, 4. Family, and 5. Growing Up. Because the characters are beyond stereotypes the student actors are required to reach beyond easy characterization. The scenes offer a wide variety of styles and an equal distribution of

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This drama book of twenty-three scenes deals with challenging subject matter in five categories of subjects: 1. Dating, 2. Pregnancy, 3. Control, 4. Family, and 5. Growing Up. Because the characters are beyond stereotypes the student actors are required to reach beyond easy characterization. The scenes offer a wide variety of styles and an equal distribution of roles between men and women. They may be used as audition pieces, festival entries, or as discussion ignitors for interaction between the actors and the audience.

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School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up--A collection that will put some zing on your shelves of aging play books. Krell-Oishi's experience as a teacher and drama coach, as well as her obvious understanding of teenagers are more than evident in the success of this collection. Designed to run between 10 and 15 minutes each, the 23 scenes are arranged into five sections, or perspectives: Dating, Pregnancy, Control, Family, and Growing Up. They are laced with humor, seriousness, and poignancy; they are current, insightful, and real. In "At the Party," two guys and two girls have come to a party at a friend's house, each with the hope of meeting someone special. In a marvelous circular comedy of misinterpreted cues and being in the wrong place at the wrong time, the perfect opportunity is lost. The dialogue is a wonderful mix of optimism and put down and misunderstanding. This scene, as do many others, depends on keen timing of vocal response and physical movement. The scenes are frank, the language is sometimes strong. The thematic arrangement is useful in many ways and all of the scenes lend themselves to provocative post-presentation discussion, either within the cast or involving the viewing audience. A strong contemporary offering with a good balance between male and female parts.--Sylvia V. Meisner, Allen Middle School, Greensboro, NC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566080309
Publisher:
Meriwether Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
781,738
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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