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Books > Children's & Educational > Language & literature > English (including English as a school subject) > English literature texts > Drama texts > Plays for children

Teaching Literacy through Drama - Creative Approaches (Hardcover): Patrice Baldwin, Kate Fleming Teaching Literacy through Drama - Creative Approaches (Hardcover)
Patrice Baldwin, Kate Fleming
R2,730 Discovery Miles 27 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book provides teachers of children at Key Stages 1 and 2 with a much-needed source of exciting and creative drama-based activities, designed to improve literacy. As useful for the drama novice as for the busy literacy co-ordinator, these flexible activities are designed to help teachers meet National Curriculum and National Literacy Strategy (NLS) requirements, particularly through speaking and listening. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 looks at literacy and the power of drama as a 'brain-friendly' medium for teaching and learning. Part 2 contains ten structured, practical units of work, each based on a different story, poem, play or traditional tale or rhyme and each linked directly to the requirements and objectives of the NLS and the QCA objectives for speaking and listening. Part 3 contains photocopiable Literacy Support Sheets for teachers to use and adapt for their own classroom needs. All units of work have been tried and tested by the authors, giving teachers a springboard from which to enhance and extend their literacy lessons, and engage the imagination of their pupils. The book is also the ideal resource for student teachers.

Positive Stories For Negative Times - Five Plays For Young People to Perform in Real Life or Remotely (Paperback): Sabrina... Positive Stories For Negative Times - Five Plays For Young People to Perform in Real Life or Remotely (Paperback)
Sabrina Mahfouz, Stef Smith, Chris Thorpe, Bea Webster, Jack Nurse, …
R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Five exciting new plays for young people written specifically in response to a world in the midst of a pandemic, accompanied by a handbook from Wonder Fools theatre company with guidance for staging the plays either online or live in the space. Commissioned as part of Wonder Fools' national participatory project Positive Stories for Negative Times, these five plays offer a variety of stories, styles and forms for ages 8-25. These original and innovative plays are: Is This A Fairytale? by Bea Websater A new play that rips apart the traditional fairy tale canon and turns it on its head in a surprising, inventive and unconventional way. Ages 8+ Hold Out Your Hand by Chris Thorpe A dynamic text asking questions about place, where we are now and the moment we are living through. Ages 13+ The Pack by Stef Smith A playful and poetic exploration about getting lost in the loneliness of your living room and trying to find your way home. Ages 13+ Ozymandias by Robbie Gordon and Jack Nurse A contemporary story inspired by Percy Shelley's 19th century poem of the same name, exploring power, oppression and racism through the eyes of young people. Ages 16+ Bad Bored Women of the Rooms by Sabrina Mahfouz A storytelling adventure through the centuries of women and girls who have spent a lot of time stuck in a room. Ages 18+ The accompanying handbook includes step-by-step guidance on how to produce the plays either online or live in the space, and bespoke exercises and instructions on how to approach directing each play.

The Twits - A Set of Plays (Paperback): Roald Dahl The Twits - A Set of Plays (Paperback)
Roald Dahl
R117 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R19 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The unbearable Twits do not allow anyone to live in peace, but a migrant bird and some monkeys teach them a lesson!

Oxford School Shakespeare: Hamlet (Paperback): William Shakespeare Oxford School Shakespeare: Hamlet (Paperback)
William Shakespeare; Series edited by Roma Gill 1
R67 R62 Discovery Miles 620 Save R5 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

This edition of Hamlet is especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes, allowing students to master Shakespeare's work.
About the Series:
Newly redesigned and easier to read, each play in the Oxford School Shakespeare series includes the complete and unabridged text, detailed and clear explanations of difficult words and passages, a synopsis of the plot, summaries of individual scenes, and notes on the main characters. Also included is a wide range of questions and activities for work in class, together with the historical background to Shakespeare's England, a brief biography of Shakespeare, and a complete list of his plays.

Oxford Playscripts: The Three Musketeers (Paperback): Ken Ludwig Oxford Playscripts: The Three Musketeers (Paperback)
Ken Ludwig
R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

An engaging classroom playscript. Acclaimed Broadway playwright Ken Ludwig's humorous adaptation of this classic tale. First performed by the Bristol Old Vic in 2006. Based on Alexandre Dumas' timeless swashbuckler, The Three Musketeers tells the story of young d'Artagnan, who sets off for adventure in Paris and soon allies himself with the greatest heroes of the day - Musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis - to defend the honour of the Queen of France. 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.

Oxford School Shakespeare: Othello (Paperback): William Shakespeare Oxford School Shakespeare: Othello (Paperback)
William Shakespeare; Series edited by Roma Gill 1
R67 R62 Discovery Miles 620 Save R5 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

This edition of Othello is especially designed for students, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, clear background information, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists (including websites) and classroom notes, allowing students to master Shakespeare's work.
About the Series:
Newly redesigned and easier to read, each play in the Oxford School Shakespeare series includes the complete and unabridged text, detailed and clear explanations of difficult words and passages, a synopsis of the plot, summaries of individual scenes, and notes on the main characters. Also included is a wide range of questions and activities for work in class, together with the historical background to Shakespeare's England, a brief biography of Shakespeare, and a complete list of his plays.

International Plays for Young Audiences - Contemporary Work From Leading Playwrights (Paperback, 1st ed): Roger Ellis International Plays for Young Audiences - Contemporary Work From Leading Playwrights (Paperback, 1st ed)
Roger Ellis
R588 R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Save R104 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Colleges, universities and high schools nationwide are seeking up-to-date writing on themes related to cultural diversity. Roger Ellis' previous multicultural anthologies of plays, scenes and monologs have been in popular use for several years. This unique anthology of complete plays is directed specifically to young audiences from new writers of the multicultural experience. Many international cultures are represented including African American, Native American, Central and South American, Caribbean, Pacific Island, Maori, Viking, Irish, Spanish, Gypsy, Canadian, Jewish, Muslim, Pakistani, East Indian and more. Each of these plays contain a significant number of roles for young actors. A valuable text for multicultural, literary or speech classes; or for theatrical applications.

Tin Soldier - and Other Plays for Children (Paperback): Noel Greig Tin Soldier - and Other Plays for Children (Paperback)
Noel Greig; Introduction by David Johnston
R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A collection of three enchanting plays adapted from popular fairy tales and suitable for family audiences. Acclaimed playwright Noel Greig, has recreated these well-known tales for the stage with wit and imagination. All three plays have been performed throughout the UK by Tangere Arts, winning a Time Out Critics' Choice Award. Teachers, youth theatres and amateur groups working with young performers will use this collection time and again for productions, drama classes and workshops - whether for one performer or many. Suitable for children aged 7+ The simple form and language of the plays belie their theatrical and psychological sophistication.

Eight Plays for Children - The New Generation Play Project (Paperback, New): Coleman A Jennings Eight Plays for Children - The New Generation Play Project (Paperback, New)
Coleman A Jennings; Foreword by Suzan L Zeder
R1,001 R836 Discovery Miles 8 360 Save R165 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The New Generation Play Project was a daring experiment in 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.

This book provides the full text of the plays produced through the NGPP: Constance Congdon, Beauty and the BeastVelina Hasu Houston, Hula HeartTina Howe, East of the Sun and West of the MoonLen Jenkin, The Invisible ManMark Medoff, Kringle's WindowEric Overmyer, Duke Kahanamoku vs. The SurfnappersMichael Weller, DogbrainY York, The Witch of Blackbird Pond

In his introduction, Coleman Jennings describes the work of the NGPP, some of the controversies surrounding its selection of playwrights who do not ordinarily write for young audiences, as well as the playwrights' reactions to the project, and the critical reception of the plays. Suzan Zeder, one of the nation's leading playwrights for family audiences, supplies the foreword.

District Six and Other Plays (Paperback): M. Williams District Six and Other Plays (Paperback)
M. Williams
R216 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R16 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

District Six and other plays, a collection of short, modern South African drama, will engage learners everywhere. From a one-woman play to physical theatre, it meets teachers needs for plays that have literary value and can be studied in-depth, as well as for those that can be easily performed. Featuring successfully staged works by acclaimed playwrights David Kramer, Fatima Dike, Nadia Davids, Fiona Coyne, Michael Williams, and Roy Sargeant.

National Theatre Connections 2017 - Three; #YOLO; Fomo; Status Update; Musical Differences; Extremism; The School Film; Zero... National Theatre Connections 2017 - Three; #YOLO; Fomo; Status Update; Musical Differences; Extremism; The School Film; Zero for the Young Dudes!; The Snow Dragons; The Monstrum (Paperback)
Suhayla El-Bushra, Anders Lustgarten, Robin French, Tim Etchells, Patrick Marber, …
R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Drawing together the work of 10 leading playwrights, this National Theatre Connections anthology features work by some of the most exciting and established contemporary playwrights. Gathered together in one volume, the plays collected offer young performers between the ages of 13 and 19 an engaging selection of material to perform, read or study. Each play has been specifically commissioned by the National Theatre's literary department with the young performer in mind. The anthology contains 10 play scripts; notes from the writer and director of each play, addressing the themes and ideas behind the play; and production notes and exercises for the drama groups. This year's anniversary anthology includes plays by Suhayla El-Bushra, Anders Lustgarten, Robin French, Tim Etchells, Patrick Marber, Kellie Smith, Lizzie Nunnery, Harriet Braun and Alistair McDowall.

Theatre for Youth II - More Plays with Mature Themes (Hardcover): Coleman A Jennings, Gretta Berghammer Theatre for Youth II - More Plays with Mature Themes (Hardcover)
Coleman A Jennings, Gretta Berghammer
R2,023 R1,634 Discovery Miles 16 340 Save R389 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

When Theatre for Youth: Twelve Plays with Mature Themes was published in 1986, it met a need for plays that could help young people deal with some of the more difficult realities of life. Responding to the sweeping changes in society over the succeeding thirty years, Coleman A. Jennings and Gretta Berghammer have assembled a new collection of plays that reflects not only on themes such as aging, death and dying, friendship, courage, conformity, maturation, sexuality, and struggles with moral judgment but also on gender identity, poverty, diversity, and discrimination. Theatre for Youth II: More Plays with Mature Themes presents twelve plays, nine of them new to this anthology, that offer a rich variety of original stories (The Tomato Plant Girl, The Arkansaw Bear, Super Cowgirl and Mighty Miracle), compelling adaptations (The Afternoon of the Elves, Broken Hearts, Courage!), historical drama (Mother Hicks, Johnny Tremain), diverse themes (La Ofrenda, The Transition of Doodle Pequeno), friendship (The Selfish Giant), and future societies (With Two Wings). As these plays explore some of the most challenging themes for today's youth, including the difficulties of single parenthood, divorce, race relations, sexuality, and gender discrimination, they share messages fundamental to us all: open your imagination and dare to dream; embrace life; honor your personal passion, beliefs, and creativity; take a risk; and love with all your heart.

The Gruffalo Play (Paperback, Illustrated edition): Julia Donaldson The Gruffalo Play (Paperback, Illustrated edition)
Julia Donaldson; Illustrated by Axel Scheffler 1
R169 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R23 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Gruffalo is an internationally bestselling picture book, a popular stage show, a BAFTA and Oscar-nominated animation - and now the story has been adapted into a fun and accessible play script by Julia Donaldson. Ideal for children to use as a school play or at home, The Gruffalo Play has been designed with rehearsals and performance in mind. A clear layout and colour-coding for each character will help children to follow their lines and join the action with ease. The book also contains a hints and tips section which includes helpful advice on staging the play and performing it with larger groups. There are ideas too for themed make-and-do Gruffalo activities, as well as stage make-up for Gruffalo and Mouse! And of course no production of The Gruffalo Play would be complete without the lyrics and music for beloved Gruffalo Song. With Axel Scheffler's fun illustrations, this wonderful, dramatic way to share the classic story is sure to delight teachers, parents and children everywhere.

More Ten-Minute Plays for Middle School Performers - Plays for a Variety of Cast Sizes (Paperback): Rebecca Young, Ashley... More Ten-Minute Plays for Middle School Performers - Plays for a Variety of Cast Sizes (Paperback)
Rebecca Young, Ashley Gritton
R330 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R59 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a collection of short plays for speech and drama classrooms, forensic competitions, or variety shows. It includes scripts for girls, boys, and mixed casts.

Masquerade: the play (Paperback): Kate Mulvany Masquerade: the play (Paperback)
Kate Mulvany; Kit Williams
R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
National Theatre Connections 2015 - Plays for Young People: Drama, Baby; Hood; The Boy Preference; The Edelweiss Pirates;... National Theatre Connections 2015 - Plays for Young People: Drama, Baby; Hood; The Boy Preference; The Edelweiss Pirates; Follow, Follow; The Accordion Shop; Hacktivists; Hospital Food; Remote; The Crazy Sexy Cool Girls' Fan Club (Paperback)
Anthony Banks 1
R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Drawing together the work of ten leading playwrights - a mixture of established and emerging writers - this National Theatre Connections anthology is published to coincide with the 2015 festival, which takes place across the UK and Ireland, finishing up at the National Theatre in London. The programme offers young performers between the ages of thirteen and nineteen everywhere an engaging selection of plays to perform, read or study. Each play is specifically commissioned by the National Theatre's literary department with the young performer in mind. The plays are performed by approximately 200 schools and youth theatre companies across the UK and Ireland, in partnership with multiple professional regional theatres where the works are showcased. The anthology contains all ten of the play scripts, and notes from the writer and director of each play, addressing the themes and ideas behind the play, as well as production notes and exercises. The National Theatre Connections series has been running for twenty years and the anthology that accompanies it, published for the last five years by Methuen Drama, is gaining a greater profile by the year. This year's anthology includes plays by Jamie Brittain, Katherine Chandler, Elinor Cook, Ayub Khan Din, Katie Douglas, Cush Jumbo, Ben Ockrent, Eugene O'Hare, Stef Smith and Sarah Solemani.

Four Short Plays for Young People (Paperback): Rachel Barnett Four Short Plays for Young People (Paperback)
Rachel Barnett; Introduction by Dale Rooks
R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An entertaining collection of new short plays by popular children's playwright Rachel Barnett. Specially commissioned for young people, these plays are a great resource for schools, colleges and youth theatres. With contemporary themes and a wide variety of roles, this is a collection which enables young people to engage with serious topics while enjoying all the fun of performance.

Oxford Playscripts: Lady Macbeth (Paperback): David Calcutt Oxford Playscripts: Lady Macbeth (Paperback)
David Calcutt
R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An engaging classroom playscript. Daughter of a Pictish king, Gruach is forced to marry her father's enemy by the new ruler, King Malcolm. Desperate, she turns to the Wyrd Sisters for advice. Meanwhile, Macbeth and Duncan join forces against the King, killing him and all his followers. Now a Widow, Gruach is free to become Lady Macbeth. 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.

200 Plays for GCSE and A-Level Performance - A Drama Teacher's Guide (Hardcover): Jason Hanlan 200 Plays for GCSE and A-Level Performance - A Drama Teacher's Guide (Hardcover)
Jason Hanlan
R1,477 R1,361 Discovery Miles 13 610 Save R116 (8%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

How do I choose a play to perform with my students that meets the curriculum requirements and also interests my class? What can I introduce my students to that they might not already know? If you're asking these questions, this is the book for you! Written specifically for drama teachers, this is a quick, easy-to-use guide to finding and staging the best performance material for the whole range of student abilities and requirements for 15 - 18-year-olds. It suggests 200 plays suitable for students of all abilities and requirements, providing sound advice on selection and realisation, and opening up plays and playwrights you may have never known existed. Structured in 2 parts, Part 1 consists of 8 easy-to-read chapters, explaining how to get the most out of the resource. Part 2 is a vast resource listing 200 plays suitable for study/performance at GCSE and A Level. The details of each play are set out in an easy-to-navigate chart that offers introductory information on: Play Playwright Casting numbers Gender splits Ability Genre description Brief Summary Exam level Workshop ideas Warnings/advice (where necessary) Suggested scenes for study Performance notes including lighting, sound, costume and space

My Father, Odysseus (Paperback): Timberlake Wertenbaker My Father, Odysseus (Paperback)
Timberlake Wertenbaker
R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

He suddenly looks different, less bent, less old, less broken, what a strange man. Is there some magic here? Is he a wizard? Old man . . . No that's not right. Telemachus' father left long ago to fight a war. Telemachus doesn't remember him. Now the man of the house, he must step up to defend his father's legacy and protect his mother from the suitors that lounge around the court. Meanwhile, the great Odysseus has been trapped by the goddess Kalypso for ten long years. Lost in his memories of past glories, he longs to return home. This timeless Greek myth has been reinvented by playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker to create a modern, rich and powerful new work about a son searching for his father and a father searching for himself that is, at the same time, an exploration of masculinity and the effects of war. My Father, Odysseus received its world premiere at the Unicorn Theatre, London, on 13 March 2016. It is ideal for young people over the age of 11.

New Plays for Young People (Paperback): Charles Way New Plays for Young People (Paperback)
Charles Way
R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

* New collection of plays for young people across the globe from award-winning playwright. * Ideal for schools, colleges and youth theatre companies. Follow up to the acclaimed PLAYS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE by award-winning playwright, includes: Missing: a modern take on Hansel and Gretel, about the nature of poverty, inspired also by true events. A gripping story of a brother searching for his missing sister in a sinister world of deceit and unknown peril. This is a modern day fairytale about two children surviving desperate circumstances through a rich mix of power, loyalty, love and sheer cunning. This play won the German Children's Theatre Prize 2010 and has had eight productions in Germany and one here. Nivelli's War: about a six year old German Evacuee and his journey home at the end of WW2. Pirates: about a boy at sea, the play is on the surface a rollicking pirate tale and can be enjoyed as a fantasy adventure - but it is also a story about a child's emotional journey as he sails the tempestuous seas of his parents' separation. This was nominated both for the Writer's Guild Best Children's Play and a Helen Hayes Award in America for Outstanding new play. Winner of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education 'Distinguished Play' Award 2012.

James and the Giant Peach - The Play (Paperback): Richard George James and the Giant Peach - The Play (Paperback)
Richard George; Roald Dahl 1
R200 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R35 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Join James as he escapes from his horrible aunts and sets off inside the peach on his wonderful adventures. This dramatization of Roald Dahl's hugely popular book can be staged in school, acted out at home or simply read together by a group of friends. With suggestions for staging, props and lighting. Roald Dahl died in 1990 but his books continue to be worldwide bestsellers. Richard George was an American elementary school teacher when he adapted James and the Giant Peach as a school play. Roald Dahl loved it and wrote an introduction.

Mr William Shakespeare's Plays (Paperback): Marcia Williams Mr William Shakespeare's Plays (Paperback)
Marcia Williams 1
R213 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R51 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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.

Teaching Literacy through Drama - Creative Approaches (Paperback): Patrice Baldwin, Kate Fleming Teaching Literacy through Drama - Creative Approaches (Paperback)
Patrice Baldwin, Kate Fleming
R1,255 Discovery Miles 12 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


This book provides teachers of children at Key Stages 1 and 2 with a much-needed source of exciting and creative drama-based activities, designed to improve literacy. As useful for the drama novice as for the busy literacy co-ordinator, these flexible activities are designed to help teachers meet National Curriculum and National Literacy Strategy (NLS) requirements, particularly through speaking and listening.
The book is divided into three parts:

Part 1 looks at literacy and the power of drama as a 'brain-friendly' medium for teaching and learning.
Part 2 contains ten structured, practical units of work, each based on a different story, poem, play or traditional tale or rhyme and each linked directly to the requirements and objectives of the NLS and the QCA objectives for speaking and listening.
Part 3 contains photocopiable Literacy Support Sheets for teachers to use and adapt for their own classroom needs.

All units of work have been tried and tested by the authors, giving teachers a springboard from which to enhance and extend their literacy lessons, and engage the imagination of their pupils. The book is also the ideal resource for student teachers.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203166981

Oxford Playscripts: The Crowstarver (Paperback, New Ed): Daniel Jamieson Oxford Playscripts: The Crowstarver (Paperback, New Ed)
Daniel Jamieson
R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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.

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