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Each book in this series combines an original play and a set of individual "Production Notes". The playscripts may be photocopied and distributed for classroom use. The "Production Notes" give practical help with casting, costumes, scenery and staging of the play itself. This play is based upon the traditional fairy story, where the Beast of the title turns out to be a gigantic slug with a slime problem. The running time of the play is approximately 45 minutes.
For over 30 years, Geoff Gillham was a leading figure in Theatre in Education. Starting as the Artistic Director at the Cockpit Theatre in London, where he wrote, devised and directed memorable new plays and TIE programs, he went on to freelance work in the UK and internationally. He is the author of some 40 plays all performed but never published. His untimely death from cancer in 2001 robbed Theatre in Education of its foremost playwright and practitioner. This invaluable collection focuses on young people s search for their humanness through their involvement with the plays, whether as actors or audience. The playsASYLUM a play for youth theaters with the scenes moving between the immigration officer and his wife and the immigrants themselves. Asylum is a masterpiece of political theatre. Edward BondLESSONS A play for TIE or youth theaters. Based on a Kafka short story the narrator shows how, by careful education, he was changed from monkey to human in just a few years. A brilliant satire on the education system.BONE CAGE A play for TIE or youth theaters. Set in a fictional landscape with a war raging, a man is hauling a young girl to the bone yard. Another girl who has escaped into the hills while the man is asleep, tries to persuade her to leave him and come with her. The bone cage refers to her head that imprisons her and prevents her from leaving - or does it?DRESSING UP STRIPPING DOWN originally a play for community theaters, adapting the story of The Emperor s New Clothes to show how naked of human ideas our political leaders are.THE KISS a play commissioned by an Arts Center in Jordan and premiered there. It deals with the problems of young people growing up anywhere in the world today.WHEN SLEEPING DOGS AWAKE a play for TIE or youth theaters. All the characters are stray dogs who hear that they are all to be rounded up and taken off in a van. The play looks at the horrific places racism can lead to.Geoff Gillham s plays are of immediate interest and relevance to today's theater in education workers, youth leaders interested in theater, teachers, student teachers and lecturers. Powerful and disturbing, and superbly crafted, they will appeal to everyone seriously interested in the education of young people through drama and theater.The plays are available to download as individual playscripts for performance. Details at www.trentham-books.co.uk
Based on a novel written by Dick King-Smith, this warm and immensely moving story is about community and respecting people for what they can do rather than setting them apart because of their limitations. 'The Crowstarver' will give your students the chance to experiment with puppets.
Stage adaptation of the classic tale with songs and original music by Conor Mitchell. In this theatrical version of the much-loved tale, we follow Mowgli, the boy-cub, as he meets Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther and fights the terrifying tiger Shere Khan. After life in the jungle, can Mowgli ever return to his village?
"As a guest gift for the wonderful wine, I will eat you last," yawns Polyphemus the Cyclops, in Joanne Keegan's wonderous, phantasmagoric comedy based on Homer's epic poem, the "Odyssey."
Laying down a comedic play for school-age students on a classical substrate may seem ambitious for some, but for others, it is an opportunity to expand the imagination.
The result is more than just a clever piece of drama-it is an inspired work of art in its own right, a wild ride to open up students' dramatic talents and expose them to an age-old classic.
"The Odyssey" provides age-appropriate and accessible material, parts for over twenty students, and strong roles for both male and female actors, all while retaining the flavor of Homer's classic in the context of an original and imaginative play, with adventure, humor, and, of course, a cast of colorful characters
(Applause Acting Series). In 25 10-Minute Plays for Teens, young thespians in high school and middle school will find terrific plays by some of our most prominent playwrights, such as Don Nigro, Wendy MacLeod, Jeff Goode, Bekah Brunstetter, and Constance Congdon; and equally terrific plays by such exciting up-and-comers as Chad Beckim, C. S. Hanson, Merridith Allen, Sharyn Rothstein, and Kayla Cagan. The characters are teens, and the subject matter will be of interest to aspiring young actors, making it easy for them to connect with the characters and situations. Ideal for theater students, youth groups, and acting classes.
An engaging classroom playscript. Following the defeat of Charles I, the future of the villagers of Kilhope looks uncertain under their new Parliamentarian landowner. Scheming steward, Thomas Wishart, is the cause of a bitter injustice, resulting in tragic consequences. Sinister and unexplained happenings follow... Is the Kilhope werewolf really just a legend, or is it running rife within the village, wreaking its grisly revenge? New, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing.
Three old friends in their mid-twenties. One remarkable day. For Ted, Danny and Charlotte, it's time to seize control. Make a difference. Change things. This is it. A day trip through the parks and raves and cafes of South London, where life is what you make it. The rapid-fire words of Kate Tempest paint a picture of lives less ordinary in an unforgiving world, soundtracked by an exhilarating score. A play about love, life and losing your mind, Wasted heralded the dramatic career of one of the UK's most exciting performance poets, Kate Tempest. It was originally produced by Paines Plough and is published here as a Methuen Drama Student Edition alongside commentary and notes by Katie Beswick, lecturer in Drama at the University of Exeter. The ancillary material is geared at students and includes: - an introduction outlining the play's plot, character, themes context and performance history - the full text of the play - a chronology of the playwright's life and work - extensive textual notes
From "The Persians"
This chilling passage is from Ellen McLaughlin's new adaptation of "The Persians "by Aeschylus, the earliest surviving play in Western literature, an elegy for a fallen civi-lization and a warning to its new conqueror. As Margo Jefferson wrote in the "New York Times," "The play is a true classic: we see the present and the future right there, inside the past. And when writers give us a 'new version' (a translation or adaptation) of a classic, they both serve and use it. They serve the playwright's gifts by refusing to simplify. But they can't just imitate. Every age has its own rhythms and drives. The classic must make us feel the new acutely. Ellen McLaughlin serves and uses "The Persians "with true power and grace."
Also included in this volume: "Iphigenia and Other Daughters "(from Euripides and Sophocles); "The Trojan Women "(Euripides); "Helen "(Euripides); and "Lysistrata "(Aristophanes), all powerfully realized and as relevant today as when they were first performed.
Ellen McLaughlin's plays include "Days and Nights Within, A Narrow Bed, Infinity's House" and "Tongue of a Bird," which have been widely produced. She is a past finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and was the co-winner of the Great American Play Contest. Also an accomplished actor, Ms. McLaughlin is most known for having originated the part of the Angel in Tony Kushner's "Angels in America," appearing in every U.S. production throughits Broadway run.
Giant Rumblebottom is about to destroy the kingdom, but if there is anyone with more important worries on his mind it is our unlikely hero, Olaf, who thinks he's so ugly that he has to wear a balaclava. When he wins the lottery, plastic surgery comes within his reach.
Seven classic Shakespeare plays presented in an accessible comic strip format. Take your place in the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare's day to see seven of his best-loved plays in performance. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest are all brought vividly to life in Marcia Williams' gloriously accessible comic-strip versions, which include the bard's own dialogue and the rowdy remarks of the audience.
Seven classic Shakespeare plays presented in an accessible comic strip format. The Globe Theatre is delighted to announce a new season of Mr. William Shakespeare's plays! Prithee take your place once more for a performance of seven of the Bard's finest tales. See As You Like It, Antony and Cleopatra, Richard III, Twelfth Night, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing - each brilliantly presented in dramatic comic-strip form, including Mr Shakespeare's own dialogue and the riotous remarks of the audience. Bravo!
This volume contains six plays by Ted Hughes which are particularly suitable for performance by children. Four of them were published originally under the title, The Coming of the Kings and Other Plays. Added to these are Orpheus and The Pig Organ, the former only ever published in America, the latter (which was written as a libretto) never before published. Hughes enters the timeless world of folklore and fable and brings home a wonderful haul, managing to produce comedy, tragedy and magic from the same net, and then to move effortlessly between them. He makes stories from familiar elements (the Nativity, or Beauty and the Beast or a quest to save a sickening king), but approaches them from unexpected angles and sets them off in different directions. What characterizes the pieces is the energy Hughes generates not only in the unfolding action but in the drama of the language itself, which is as robustly up-to-date as it is lyrical.
In a remote part of the UK, where nothing ever happens, a group of teenagers share a safe house for LGBT+ young people. While their shared home welcomes difference, it can be tricky for self-appointed group leader Birdie to keep the peace. The group must decide how they want to commemorate an attack that happened to people like them in a country far away. How do you take to the streets and protest if you're not ready to tell the world who you are? If you're invisible, does your voice still count? A play about love, commemoration and protest. Written fifty years on from the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England, this is a unique play for young people about the struggles and joys of being gay. Published alongside Stonewall Housing, a charity that works to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people live in safer homes, free from fear, where they can celebrate their identity and support each other to achieve their full potential. This new edition features a new Q&A with the author alongside teaching resources and information from Stonewall Housing.
EThe Best Scenes for Kids Ages 7-15E contains 50 challenging scenes for kids by some of our finest playwrights. All have subject matter appropriate for production in schools much of it serious and challenging which will interest child performers without offending administrators teachers or parents. Some are comic (laughs) some are dramatic (no laughs) some are seriocomic (some laughs).THThere are scenes here by veteran playwrights such as Don Nigro Jenny Lyn Bader Eric Coble Constance Congdon Arleen Hutton Jack Neary Kermit Frazier and Carlos Murillo and by exciting up-and-comers such as Cassandra Lewis Reina Hardy Deanna Alisa Ableser Martha Patterson Mark Lambeck and Merridith Allen. Some are from plays but many are original pieces written for this book. The age of each character is given but don't let that deter you if you like the scene as many could be done by kids not that age.
In this thoughtfully curated collection teen actors preparing for an audition or searching for quality scenes to hone their chops will find a wealth of contemporary material from American and British plays. Almost all of the works are from the year 2000 to the recent 2014 Broadway production of EThe Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-TimeE chosen from the point of view of a professional acting teacher director and casting director.THAlong with covering the basics of how to match the best monologue to the actor and how to approach the rehearsal and performance of the piece the book provides a synopsis of each play a character description and a list of questions specific to each monologue that will direct the actor toward shaping a complex honest and thoughtful performance that has a strong emotional connection a clear arc and playable actions. There is also a brief lesson on appropriate rehearsal behavior and preparation.
This abridged edition is designed for schools and has been adapted for 10 actors playing all of the roles. With a running time of just 90 minutes it is suitable for performance in non-theatre spaces, with minimal technical requirements. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings Mark Haddon's best-selling novel to life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens. Winner of seven Olivier Awards including Best Play, along with the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Tony Awards for Best Play, this remarkable and exhilarating "theatrical masterpiece" originated at London's Royal National Theatre in 2012 before going on to transfer to the West End for multiple seasons, followed by its acclaimed Broadway run. The play has now been seen on five continents around the world with major productions ranging from Mexico, Australia, Canada, Seoul and Japan. This brand new edition of the play has been abridged specifically with schools in mind and published following a 12-week tour of 60 secondary schools in the UK. The play tells the story of Christopher John Francis Boone, who is fifteen years old. He stands besides Mrs Shears' dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who killed Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
Adapted from Andy Griffiths' and Terry Denton's phenomenally successful Treehouse book series, Richard Tulloch's play - The 13-Storey Treehouse - is action-packed, full of laughs...with a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of man-eating sharks and a lemonade fountain! Imagine living in a 13-storey treehouse that includes a secret underground laboratory, self-making beds, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that shoots marshmallows into your mouth? Well Andy and Terry are lucky enough to live in one, where they have a series of completely mad adventures. And today Andy and Terry manage to get their dates all mixed up. They thought that they were going to rehearse their new play, The 13-Storey Treehouse, except they forgot to write it! And to make matters worse, they need to find flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys, and a giant gorilla! Despite not having any of these things, they do have a box of costumes and props, some pretty awesome technology and friends to help out! Includes illustrations by Terry Denton from the book of the same name Part of the bestselling Treehouse publishing phenomenon Author has adapted original stage production to increase total number of parts - there are some fifteen individual speaking parts, with scope for an ensemble to play the stage crew and invading monkeys, as well as operating puppets
Eno ke kokoanyo ya diterama tse di farologaneng. Bakwadi ba diterama tse di mo bukeng eno ba re tlhagisetsa ka ditiragalo tse di diragalang letsatsi le letsatsi mo matshelong a rona. This anthology of short plays covers a range of everyday subjects and concerns that are of universal interest and relevance.
This is a courtroom drama about children's favourite nursery characters, Bo Peep, Polly Flinders, Old Mother Hubbard, Mary Mary and many more. Three wolves stand accused, but are they really the villains.
Rockfist Slim's enemies have just plunged him into yet another desperate situation when Kevin has to close his detective book and go to sleep. But his own adventure is only just beginning. Fast-moving, fun and full of special effects, Ayckbourn's wonderfully inventive play for children brings alive several well-known children's books as Kevin and Rockfist Slim escape the baddies and plunge into many different worlds. The Boy Who Fell into a Book premiered at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, in December 1998.
Hear ye! Hear ye! Sock Puppet Theatre presents "The Three Little Pigs"! Now it's a snap to make simple, adorable puppets, key props and the perfect stage for bringing this classic fairy tale to life. But that's not all! As an added bonus, this book also includes a fun starter script, helpful acting and performance tips and clever suggestions for making your play truly unique. With Sock Puppet Theatre, you hold in your hands everything needed to get your puppeteer career started on the right foot!
Pale ena ya boqhekanyetsi le botjholotjholo e bontsha matla a dikgoka boreneng. Ho puka e mahlo maFubedu pakeng tsa marena Leoka le Maqhama. Motshwane, lehlahana la Leoka o temapedi mme Leoka o elellwa sena ka mora hoba Rasebolai a bolawe. This drama centres around the war between two chiefs, Leoka and Maqhama. Within this tension is conflict between Leoka's headmen, and then Leoka discovers one of his men's double dealings with Maqhama.
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