Theatre for Young Audiences: 20 Great Plays for Children

Theatre for Young Audiences: 20 Great Plays for Children

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by Coleman A. Jennings
     
 

Presented with the right plays, children are the most honest and appreciative of audiences. This anthology, compiled by an authority on children's theatre, collects new and overlooked scripts that represent the best of modern playwriting for children. From works adapted from classic children's stories to original contemporary scripts, each play inspires the

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Presented with the right plays, children are the most honest and appreciative of audiences. This anthology, compiled by an authority on children's theatre, collects new and overlooked scripts that represent the best of modern playwriting for children. From works adapted from classic children's stories to original contemporary scripts, each play inspires the imagination as it entertains.

With complete scripts for twenty plays plus a biographical sketch of each playwright, Theatre for Young Audiences is invaluable for anyone involved in children's theatre, from community theatre groups to teachers and students of dramatic literature.

Plays included in this book:

Charlotte's Web ... Joseph Robinette
The Arkansas Bear ... Aurand Harris
Really Rosie ... Maurice Sendak
The Secret Garden ... Pam Sterling
Wiley and the Hairy Man ... Suzan Zeder
According to Coyote ... John Kauffman
The Mischief Makers ... Lowell Swortzell
The Wise Men of Chelm ... Sandra F. Asher
Crow & Weasel ... Jim Leonard
The Ice Wolf ... Joanna H. Kraus
Home on the Mornin' Train ... Kim Hines
The Falcon ... Greg Palmer
The Man-Child ... Arnold Rabin
Hush: An Interview with America ... James Still
Bocon! ... Lisa Loomer
The Crane Wife ... Barbara Carlisle
Jungalbook ... Edward Mast
A Thousand Cranes ... Kathryn S. Miller
The Yellow Boat ... David Saar
Selkie ... Laurie Brooks Gollobin

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312337148
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
453,982
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.11(d)

Meet the Author

Coleman A. Jennings, professor of Creative Drama/Children's Theatre at the University of Texas at Austin, is the author of three plays for children and editor of four anthologies, including Plays Children Love, volumes I and II. In 1997 he received a Lifetime Achievement award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education.

Table of Contents

Foreword: A Conversation between Maurice Sendak and James Still

Introduction

Joseph Robinette, Charlotte's Web

Aurand Harris, The Arkansaw Bear

Maurice Sendak, Really Rosie

Pamela Sterling, The Secret Garden

Suzan Zeder, Wiley and the Hairy Man

John Kauffman, According to Coyote

Lowell Swortzell, The Mischief Makers

Sandra Fenichel Asher, The Wise Men of Chelm

Jim Leonard, Jr., Crow & Weasel

Joanna Halpert Kraus, The Ice Wolf

Kim Hines, Home on the Mornin' Train

Greg Palmer, The Falcon

Arnold Rabin, The Man-Child

James Still, Hush: An Interview with America

Lisa Loomer, Bocón!

Barbara Carlisle, The Crane Wife

Edward Mast, Jungalbook

Kathryn Schultz Miller, A Thousand Cranes

David Saar, The Yellow Boat

Laurie Brooks Gollobin, Selkie

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