Teatro! Hispanic Plays For Young People

Teatro! Hispanic Plays For Young People

by Angel Vigil
     
 

Based on folktales, animal fables, cultural holiday celebrations, and historical figures and events, these 14 scripts allow actors and audience members to directly experience the cultural heritage and wisdom as represented in engaging dramatic events. The reproducible scripts can be used in classrooms, for school assemblies, or for special events. Perfect for

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Based on folktales, animal fables, cultural holiday celebrations, and historical figures and events, these 14 scripts allow actors and audience members to directly experience the cultural heritage and wisdom as represented in engaging dramatic events. The reproducible scripts can be used in classrooms, for school assemblies, or for special events. Perfect for social studies, literature, drama, and multicultural units in schools, the scripts will also appeal to community youth programs and summer arts and drama camps. Short, simple, and easy to produce, these plays are appropriate for students in elementary grades through junior high.

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VOYA - Richard Gercken
This book is useful for teachers and others working with youth from grades one through eight. It contains fourteen plays that reflect, explain, or celebrate the Hispanic culture as experienced in our country's Southwest. Vigil hopes the plays will help students and their educators experience la cultura hispana for themselves. These are simple plays with simple staging requirements that can be performed with unit sets right in the classroom or elsewhere. While some parts are clearly male or female characters, Vigil has deliberately created many parts that can be cast either way. Six plays are based on folktales, three are animal fables, four stem from a background of cultural holidays, and one is historical. Most of the plays have a narrative format. Each has an introduction, brief staging notes, a list of required props, a cast of characters list, and recommended costumes keyed to a series of drawings in the book that are simple but clear and effective. Recommended grade levels are included for all the plays. These small dramas are colorful and alive and often humorous. The dialogue is quick and flowing and the characterization wonderfully adept for such short pieces. Vigil has done a thorough job, producing a useful tool. Glossary. Illus. Charts. Biblio.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563083716
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/15/1996
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

ANGEL VIGIL is Chairman of the Fine and Performing Arts Department, Colorado Academy, Denver, Colorado, and an award-winning educator, author, and storyteller.

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