Writing and Staging Myths and Legends

Writing and Staging Myths and Legends

by Charlotte Guillain


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Writing and Staging Myths and Legends by Charlotte Guillain

How can you write an exciting new play based on an old myth or legend? How can you turn a script into an unmissable production? How can very simple costumes, scenery, and props transport the audience into another world? Read this book to find out the answers to these questions and more. Each title in the Writing and Staging Plays to create different types of plays by following sample scripts through the writing and staging Writing and Staging Myths and Legends, find out how to write a play based on a myth or legend, turning well-known figures into interesting, fresh characters. Discover how practical exercises such as improvisation can help get an audience to see an old story from a different angle. Learn about how some notable examples of plays and their productions have created memorable versions of famous stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484627761
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Series: Writing and Staging Plays
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Charlotte Guillain worked as a bookseller, an English teacher and an editor before becoming an author. She has written more than 100 books, both fiction and non-fiction. She always wanted to be a writer and her top tip is to read as much as you can.

Table of Contents

What Is a Myth or Legend? 4

What Is a Play? 6

Plays Based on Myths and Legends 10

A Beginning, Middle, and End 16

Who's in Charge? 20

Acting in a Play Based on a Myth or Legend 24

Behind the Scenes 28

Portraying the Minotaur 32

The Final Stages 38

Showtime! 42

Glossary 44

Find Out More 46

Index 48

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