Theatre for Young Audiences

20 Great Plays for Children

Author: Coleman A. Jennings

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312337148

Category: Drama

Page: 624

View: 1942

Presents a collection of plays, many of which are based on favorite children's tales, including such titles as Charlotte's Web, Really Rosie, Wiley and the Hairy Man, Wise Men of Chelm, and The Jungle Book. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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Plays Children Love

Volume II: A Treasury of Contemporary and Classic Plays for Children

Author: Coleman A. Jennings,Aurand Harris

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312079734

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 576

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A collection of nineteen plays to be performed for young audiences or by child actors.
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Around the World in 21 Plays

Theatre for Young Audiences

Author: Lowell Swortzell

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1557833702

Category: Drama

Page: 690

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A collection of plays by such authors as Moliere, August Strindberg, Langston Hughes, Susan Zeder, Wendy Kesselman, and Laurence Yep.
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Theatre for Children

Fifteen Classic Plays

Author: Coleman A. Jennings

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312336394

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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Theatre was made for children. With their fertile imaginations and their honest ability to be carried away by a story, they are the best audiences that directors, actors, and playwrights could ever hope to encounter. They also represent the future of the arts. Theatre for Children is a collection of new and classic plays for children. Adapted from some of the most beloved stories in children's literature, such as Roald Dahl's The Witches, The Great Gilly Hopkins, and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, as well as original plays, this anthology brings together new and overlooked plays that children are sure to love. Theatre for Children is an invaluable resource for directors, teachers, and students of theatre. Foreword Country Mouse and the Missing Lunch Mystery by Sandra Fenichel Asher Ernie's Incredible Illucinations by Alan Ayckbourn Two Donuts by Jose Cruz González Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Timothy Mason and Mel Marvin A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas by Laurie Brooks Braille: The Early Life of Louis Braille by Lola H. and Coleman A. Jennings Bless Cricket, Crest Toothpaste, and Tommy Tune by Linda Daugherty The Great Gilly Hopkins by David Paterson and Steve Liebman The Witches by David Wood Mississippi Pinocchio by Mary Surface and David Maddox The Wolf and Its Shadows by Sandra Fenichel Asher Ezigbo, The Spirit Child by Max Bush and Adaora Nzelibe Schmiedl Inuk and the Sun by Henry Beissel A Village Fable by James Still The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Y York
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Theatre for Children

A Guide to Writing, Adapting, Directing, and Acting

Author: David Wood,Janet Grant

Publisher: Ivan R. Dee

ISBN: 1461664497

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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One of the world's leading children's dramatists provides a practical handbook of the skills involved in entertaining and involving audiences of children. A marvelous contribution to the world of Youth Theater...a must. —Robyn Flatt, Dallas Children's Theater. He has often been called the National Playwright for Children and he deserves it. —Cameron Mackintosh
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Eight plays for children

the new generation play project

Author: Coleman A. Jennings

Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 479

View: 6803

The New Generation Play Project was a daring experiment, unique in the history of American children's theatre. Begun in 1989 by a consortium that included the Seattle Children's Theatre, The Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Stage One: The Louisville Children's Theatre, and the Honolulu Theatre for Youth, the NGPP raised half a million dollars to commission major American dramatists to create new works for young people and to produce these plays over a several-year period. In his introduction, Coleman Jennings describes the work of the NGPP, the accomplishments of the participating playwrights, as well some of the controversies surrounding the selection of those who do not ordinarily write for young audiences, and the critical reception of the plays. He also includes comments from the distinguished playwrights themselves regarding how their work for young people inspired, challenged, and surprised them.
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Nine Plays by José Cruz González

Magical Realism and Mature Themes in Theatre for Young Audiences

Author: Coleman A. Jennings

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292718555

Category: Drama

Page: 347

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In today’s multicultural world there is an urgent need for more plays and books that represent a diverse array of ethnic groups. Theatre and book critics, scholars, and theatre professionals have long campaigned for a broader representation of minorities in book and play publishing. In this anthology, renowned theatre expert Coleman A. Jennings has compiled a selection of plays by José Cruz González that meets these multicultural demands head-on. González is a foremost voice in theatre for children and youth whose plays address themes, often through imaginary lands and extraordinary characters, faced by children in their everyday lives. Born to migrant workers in Calexico, California, in 1957, González learned at a young age how to tap into the vast world of his imagination. From his grandfather, who would regale the family with stories and riddles as they worked on the farm, he learned the power of storytelling. He spent afternoons, weekends, and summers working in the fields, so it is no surprise that his plays are strongly tied to the natural world. His use of magical realism has become one of his trademarks. The nine plays in this anthology were thoughtfully collected and will go far to fill the multicultural gap in the world of theatre for children.
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Historical Guide to Children's Theatre in America

Author: Nellie McCaslin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 348

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A] long overdue retrospective of the major playwrights, theatre companies, and professional organizations which have sustained the children's theatre movement in this country. . . . Part One of McCaslin's book is a historical overview of the significant trends and changes which have characterized children's theatre and influenced the art and craft of playwriting. . . . Part Two, the bulk of McCaslin's guide, contains an alphabetical listing of over 350 educational, community, and commercial theatre companies as wella s national and regional organizations--some no longer operating--which have made children's theatre the main thrust of their work. . . . Several appendixes augment the usefulness of this altogether practical and meticulously researched reference book. "Children's Literature Association Quarterly" An authoritative reference for children's theater professionals, educators, and enthusiasts, McCaslin's historical guide will be frequently used in public, college, and university libraries. "ARBA" Those who are associated with children's theater in any way will want to study this book thoroughly and keep it as a handy reference guide. . . . Thanks to Nellie McCaslin, the history of children's theater can take its rightful place beside all other theater history. "Applause" Professor McCaslin, a leading authority in the field, examines the history of the companies and organizations that struggled to bring live theatrical entertainment to children from 1903, beginning with a theater founded by a settlement house on New York's Lower East Side, to the present day. She begins with an overview of children's theatre history. The main text consists of alphabetically arranged profiles of both early and current producing companies and associations that have made a significant contribution to the field. Appendixes to the volume supply a Personalities Roster, a Geographical Index, and a Chronology of Events significant in the history of the children's theatre movement.
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TYA

Essays on the Theatre for Young Audiences

Author: Moses Goldberg

Publisher: Anchorage PressPlays

ISBN: 9780876020395

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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"Mark Twain called the theatre for young audiences "one of the great inventions of the twentieth century." Moving into the twenty-first century, the field continues to grow in importance--as an educational force, certainly, but also as an art form, and maybe even as a political weapon for change in our complex society. Moses Goldberg has been a witness to, and an important leader of, much of that development. In this collection of essays, he reveals his personal insights and passions, drawing on his years of experience in the changing field--especially his twenty-five years as Producing Director of Louisville's Stage One. The essays divide into three sections, examining the politics, the art, and the business of TYA. Sample titles include such provocative concepts as: The Actor/Priest, The 60-Minute Myth, and The Stage by Stages. Altogether they represent a heady compilation of wisdom from one of the field's most visible leaders."--Publisher's description.
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Theatre as Sign System

A Semiotics of Text and Performance

Author: Elaine Aston,George Savona

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136112286

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 218

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This invaluable student handbook is the first detailed guide to explain in detail the relationship between the drama text and the theory and practice of drama in performance. Beginning at the beginning, with accessible explanations of the meanings and methods of semiotics, Theatre as Sign System addresses key drama texts and offers new and detailed information about the theories of performance.
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Theatre for Young Audiences

A Critical Handbook

Author: Tom Maguire,Karian Schuitema

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

ISBN: 9781858565019

Category: Education

Page: 165

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When so much writing, creating and performing is going on in the UK to make accessible and original work of excellent artistic quality specifically for the young, the literature on theatre for children is surprisingly sparse. This exciting book illuminates children’s theatre today and presents an analysis of the best and most innovative work,whether it follows the tradition of adapting children’s literature into performances which incorporate puppetry, dance and live music or whether it represents the rich cultural influences in the UK.The contributors consider issues of ownership, active spectatorship and audience interaction. They analyse creative methods such as using ‘child’s play’; making theatre for specific audiences such as profoundly disabled young people; connecting teenagers with Shakespeare; engaging children with the global multicultural society; the work of TiE today and much else.The contributors are Gill Brigg, David Broster, Dominic Hingorani, Jeanne Klein, Geoffrey Readman, Matthew Reason, James Reynolds, Karian Schuitema, Tom Maguire, Peter Wynne-Wilson, Jan Wozniak and Oily Cart’s Tim Webb. Together they have created a compendium of theatre for young people that will be invaluable for academics,students and theatre practitioners and will appeal to anyone who is interested in theatre and how it can widen young people’s horizons.
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Playwriting and Young Audiences

Collected Wisdom and Practical Advice from the Field

Author: Matt Omasta,Nicole B. Adkins

Publisher: Theatre in Education

ISBN: 9781783207480

Category: Drama

Page: 218

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From the success of Matilda on Broadway to the 2015 revival of Annie in movie theaters, it's clear that theater with and for young people has widespread and enduring appeal. Despite this, there is no contemporary guide designed for playwriting for youth in professional and educational contexts. In Playwriting and Young Audiences, Matt Omasta and Nicole B. Adkins put this right. Providing a range of perspectives, the book collects the practical advice and wisdom of seventy-five artists and practitioners. It is a deeply poignant account of those who have dedicated their lives to work that applauds the dignity and depth of young people.
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How I Became a Pirate

Author: Melinda Long,David Shannon

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152018481

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Jeremy Jacob joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners, and other aspects of their life.
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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Author: Barbara Robinson

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573617454

Category: Drama

Page: 53

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The six mean Herdman kids lie, steal, smoke cigars (even the girls) and then become involved in the community Christmas pageant.
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Aesop's Fables on Stage: A Collection of Plays for Children

Author: Julie Meighan

Publisher: Jembooks

ISBN: 9780956896698

Category: Education

Page: 78

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This book is a collection of plays that have been adapted from Aesop's most famous fables. They can be used as performance plays, readers theatre or just used to promote reading in groups. Each play is between five and ten minutes long. The plays can be adapted to suit the various needs of the group. The cast list is very flexible - more characters can be added. Characters can be changed or omitted. In addition, the teacher/group leader can assume the role of the storyteller if the children are unable to read or not at the reading level required. Also included in this book is a variety of drama activities. These activities are designed to be fun and enjoyable as well as promoting group cohesion, character development and creativity. The plays in the collection are: The Lion and the Mouse The Ants and the Grasshopper The Hare and the Tortoise The Boy Who Cried Wolf The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse Belling the Cat The Miller, his Son and the Donkey The Fox and the Crow The Cockerel and the Fox The Goatherd and the Wild Goats The North Wind and the Sun The Fox and the Cat The Fox that lost his tail The Cat and the Hen The Peacock and the Crane The Dog and the Bone The Ant and the Dove The Crow and the Pitcher
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Really Rosie

A New Musical

Author: Carole King,Maurice Sendak

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573681523

Category: Drama

Page: 39

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Rosie, the sassiest kid on her block of Brooklyn's Avenue P, entertains herself and her friends by acting out showbiz fantasies, notably directing and starring in an Oscar-winning movie. Written by the author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are and other popular children's books, Really Rosie is a jewel for children and adults. Author Maurice Sendak is the winner of a Caldecott Medal, National Book Award, and a National Medal of the Arts. Composer Carole King is the winner of a National Academy of Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award, a Grammy Trustees Award, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Library of Congress's Gershwin Award for Popular Song.
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Tasiʻs Gift

A Tale of Samoa

Author: Tamara Montgomery,Joseph D. Dodd

Publisher: Calabash Books

ISBN: 9780981640327

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Tasi's Gift is a touching story about Tuala, a young girl who learns the value of selfless giving from her grandfather Tasi, with the help of a surprising assortment of creative animals. The story is set on Upolu Island in Samoa at a time long before the present. Tasi, the most famous bowl carver in Samoa, must prepare a kava bowl beautiful enough for the new Matai, the Chief of their village, to be presented at a fiafia, a celebration. With his granddaughter's help, he carves a traditional bowl, but is not satisfied with it. After leaving it overnight in a beachside fale, he and Tuala discover the bowl transformed with intricate carvings suitable for the new chief.
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12 Fabulously Funny Folktale Plays

Author: Justin McCory Martin

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439517621

Category: Education

Page: 64

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Twelve short plays offering humorous twists on well-known folktales are accompanied by a brief history of the original tale, discussion starters, and writing prompts.
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