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Staging a Play
     

Staging a Play

by Deborah Underwood
 

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What is a theater-in-the-round?

How do actors make fights on stage look real?

Why do we tell actors to "break a leg" before a Performance?

The varied titles in the Culture in Action series build up into a comprehensive library, covering a range of arts topics. Each book contains activities with easy-to-follow instructions, designed to reinforce literacy

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What is a theater-in-the-round?

How do actors make fights on stage look real?

Why do we tell actors to "break a leg" before a Performance?

The varied titles in the Culture in Action series build up into a comprehensive library, covering a range of arts topics. Each book contains activities with easy-to-follow instructions, designed to reinforce literacy skills and arts knowledge. With Culture in Action the arts are brought to life!

Each Culture in Action book is packed with high-interest facts, imaginative activities, and fascinating photographs.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5–7—According to the time line in the first book, graffiti can be traced back to 60,000 BCE and paintings on cave walls. A note on the contents page states that it is illegal to draw on other people's property without permission. The different types of graffiti described are interesting, and some of the artwork is beautiful. A section on problems talks about ugly tags (short nicknames), the expense of cleanup, and how some cities have legal graffiti walls. Journals encourages readers to write as a way to express their feelings. It describes different types of journals and blogs. A page on Internet safety and the danger of downloading material encourages adult supervision. Recording is a must-read for any aspiring musician. A brief history is followed by a discussion of modern techniques, and technical terms are explained in simple language. Fun activities include designing a label. Screenplay covers film and television. Plot, location, characters, dialogue, and mood are a few of the components discussed. Staging discusses the various professionals involved in a production, such as actors, costume designers, prop masters, and stage handlers. Well organized and with bright, colorful photography, these introductory titles give readers good basic knowledge.—Colleen D. Bocka, Nathaniel Rochester Community School, Rochester, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410934130
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
10/15/2009
Series:
Culture in Action Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Deborah Underwood has written many books for children. She lives in San Francisco. www.DeborahUnderwoodBooks.com.

Renata Liwska lives and works in Calgary, Canada, with her illustrator husband, Mike. Her childhood memories are of growing up in Warsaw, Poland.

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