Theatre for Young Audiences

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

Plays Children Love

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

Around the World in 21 Plays

Author: Lowell Swortzell
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1557833702
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A collection of plays by such authors as Moliere, August Strindberg, Langston Hughes, Susan Zeder, Wendy Kesselman, and Laurence Yep.

Theatre for Children

Author: Coleman A. Jennings
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312336394
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Theatre for Children

Author: David Wood
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee
ISBN: 1461664497
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

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.

Historical Guide to Children s Theatre in America

Author: Nellie McCaslin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN:
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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.

Nine Plays by Jos Cruz Gonz lez

Author: Coleman A. Jennings
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292718555
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Dramatic Literature for Children

Author: Roger L. Bedard
Publisher: Anchorage Press (UK)
ISBN: 9780876020456
Format: PDF
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A collection of thirteen plays tracing the evolution of drama over the past century from the nineteenth-century English pantomime to the contemporary audience participation play.

TYA

Author: Moses Goldberg
Publisher: Anchorage PressPlays
ISBN: 9780876020395
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.