Readers Theatre For Young Adults

Readers Theatre For Young Adults

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Overview

Readers Theatre For Young Adults by Kathy Howard Latrobe, Mildred Knight Laughlin, Mildred Knight Laughlin

Twelve reproducible scripts from the classics serve as examples of the readers theatre format. In addition, the authors have identified scenes from 30 contemporary novels (e.g., Prairie Songs, Tex, Gentlehands, Z for Zachariah) that are suitable for adaptation to readers theatre. An annotated bibliography of recommended works completes the guide. This unique teaching tool helps students develop a thorough understanding of theme, character, and drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780872877436
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/1989
Series: Readers Theatre Series
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

KATHY HOWARD LATROBE is Professor, University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies, Norman.

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Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Part IReaders Theatre
Introduction3
What Readers Theatre Is3
Why Readers Theatre3
What to Use for a Script4
How to Select a Script4
Scripting Techniques5
How to Select/Prepare Readers6
Presentation Techniques7
Determining the Success of the Presentation7
Notes7
Part IICompleted Scripts
Bronte, Emily--Wuthering Heights11
Cervantes, Miguel de--The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha16
Crane, Stephen--The Red Badge of Courage19
Dickens, Charles--The Personal History of David Copperfield23
Dickens, Charles--A Tale of Two Cities26
Eliot, George--Silas Marner31
Hawthorne, Nathaniel--The House of the Seven Gables35
Hawthorne, Nathaniel--The Scarlet Letter39
Irving, Washington--Rip Van Winkle45
London, Jack--White Fang49
Poe, Edgar Allan--The Purloined Letter53
Shelley, Mary W.--Frankenstein59
Stevenson, Robert Louis--The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde63
Twain, Mark--A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court65
Twain, Mark--The Adventures of Tom Sawyer70
Wilde, Oscar--The Picture of Dorian Gray73
Part IIISuggested Scripts
Avi--Wolf Rider: A Tale of Terror81
Bess, Clayton--Tracks82
Bickham, Jack--All the Days Were Summer83
Blume, Judy--Tiger Eyes84
Bradbury, Ray--Something Wicked This Way Comes85
Brooks, Bruce--The Moves Make the Man86
Butterworth, W. E.--LeRoy and the Old Man87
Clapp, Patricia--The Tamarack Tree88
Colman, Hila--Weekend Sisters89
Conrad, Pam--Prairie Songs90
Cormier, Robert--I Am the Cheese91
Dixon, Paige--May I Cross Your Golden River?92
Duncan, Lois--I Know What You Did Last Summer93
Dygard, Thomas J.--Wilderness Peril94
Garfield, Leon--Footsteps95
Geller, Mark--My Life in the Seventh Grade96
Golding, William--Lord of the Flies97
Greene, Betty--Summer of My German Soldier98
Guest, Judith--Ordinary People99
Guy, Rosa--The Disappearance100
Hall, Lynn--The Solitary101
Hinton, S. E.--Tex102
Hunter, Mollie--Cat, Herself103
Irwin, Hadley--Abby, My Love104
Kerr, M. E.--Gentlehands105
Le Guin, Ursula K.--Very Far Away from Anywhere Else106
Mahy, Margaret--The Catalogue of the Universe107
Neufeld, John--Lisa, Bright and Dark108
Nixon, Joan Lowery--The Other Side of Dark109
Nixon, Joan Lowery--The Stalker110
O'Brien, Robert C.--Z for Zachariah111
Oneal, Zibby--A Formal Feeling112
Paterson, Katherine--Jacob Have I Loved113
Paulsen, Gary--Hatchet114
Peck, Richard--Father Figure115
Peck, Richard--Remembering the Good Times116
Skurzynski, Gloria--What Happened in Hamelin117
Sleator, William--Singularity118
Yolen, Jane--The Gift of Sarah Barker119
Zindel, Paul--The Pigman120
Annotated Bibliography121
Bibliography for Completed Scripts121
Bibliography for Suggested Scripts122
Index126

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