Theatre for Young Audiences: Around the World in 21 Plays

Theatre for Young Audiences: Around the World in 21 Plays

by Lowell Swortzell
     
 

Includes: Jack Juggler (Anonymous)
• Lucky Peter's Journey (August Strindberg)
• Big Mary (Mark Medoff)
• Escape to Freedom (Ossie Davis)
• No Worries (David Holman)
• Soul Gone Home (Langston Hughes)
• and more!  See more details below

Overview

Includes: Jack Juggler (Anonymous)
• Lucky Peter's Journey (August Strindberg)
• Big Mary (Mark Medoff)
• Escape to Freedom (Ossie Davis)
• No Worries (David Holman)
• Soul Gone Home (Langston Hughes)
• and more!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7-10A collection of 21 short pieces that will appeal to young people. Each selection opens with introductory notes and information on stage-performance rights. Among the historical plays are Jack Juggler from England, short plays by Molire and Gertrude Stein from France, August Strindberg's Lucky Peter's Journey from Sweden, and Langston Hughes's Soul Gone Home from the U.S. Contemporary plays by well-known playwrights such as Wendy Kesselman and Israel Horovitz, as well as Ossie Davis's Escape to Freedom are included. Several plays based on literature for young people, such as The Pinballs, Afternoon of the Elves, and Dragonwings round out the collection. A number of the selections feature social issues such as racism, the generation gap, poverty, and divorce. Others, such as A Visit from St. Nicholas, a play about the writing of the famous poem, and How to Write a Play are more lighthearted. An afterword gives a history of children's theater that will be useful for drama and English teachers, and a list of other plays young adults might like. With renewed interest in play reading, writing, and performance in secondary schools, this collection will be a valuable addition.Barbara Chatton, College of Education, University of Wyoming, Laramie

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557832634
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
698
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.76(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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