Theatre for Young Audiences

Author: Coleman A. Jennings
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312337148
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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.

Eight plays for children

Author: Coleman A. Jennings
Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
ISBN:
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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.

Nine Plays by Jos Cruz Gonz lez

Author: Coleman A. Jennings
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292718555
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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.

Theatre for Young Audiences

Author: Tom Maguire
Publisher: Trentham Books Limited
ISBN: 9781858565019
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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.

Plays Children Love

Author: Coleman A. Jennings
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312079734
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A collection of nineteen plays to be performed for young audiences or by child actors.

TYA

Author: Moses Goldberg
Publisher: Anchorage PressPlays
ISBN: 9780876020395
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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.

Key Change

Author: Peter Brosius
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780816698097
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Key Change: New Musicals for Young Audiences presents four groundbreaking musicals developed by Children's Theatre Company, widely regarded as the leading theatre of its kind in North America. These works embody singular styles and sounds, yet all represent the robust spirit of unique people finding their way in the world. They are all sure to entertain, including the Broadway hit A Year with Frog and Toad. The quirky Tale of a West Texas Marsupial Girl, by Lisa D'Amour, with music by Sxip Shirey, is set in a town unprepared to accept a girl born with a pouch. But eventually, with the help of her friend Sue, everyone comes to understand just how wonderful Marsupial Girl is. Madeline and the Gypsies--adapted by Barry Kornhauser from the popular book by Ludwig Bemelmans, with music by Michael Koerner--gives little Madeline and her friend Pepito a taste of circus life after they get lost at a carnival and Gypsies carry them away. In Buccaneers! (written by Liz Duffy Adams, with music by Ellen Maddow) a girl leads the young pirates who capture her toward a better life through her wits and tenacity. A Year with Frog and Toad chronicles the unlikely friendship of silly Toad and responsible Frog that endures all seasons. Based on the classic books by Arnold Lobel, adapted by Willie Reale, with music by Robert Reale, it made its mark on Broadway and was nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Each of these musicals guarantees a distinctive, delightful theatrical experience. Now teachers and children far and wide can read them in one volume and produce them in their own schools, theatres, and communities.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Author: Barbara Robinson
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573617454
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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.

Shakespeare s Stories for Young Readers

Author: E. Nesbit
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486114007
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Twelve of the Bard's most famous plays, delightfully adapted for young readers: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, As You Like It, and eight others.

Judy Moody Stink

Author: Megan McDonald
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763639621
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During a weekend trip to Ocracoke Island, siblings Judy and Stink Moody take part in a pirate treasure-hunting game, in which various clues lead them to silver coins, or "pieces of eight," hidden across the island.