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

Paperback | November 15, 1992

EditorColeman A. Jennings, Aurand HarrisForeword byCarol Channing

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This beloved anthology, a favorite of students, teachers, parents, and dramatists for decades, offers a collection of twenty plays to be performed for young audiences or by child actors.

Plays Children Love: Volume II-replacing the earlier volume, which is now out of print-adheres to the same format of Jennings and Harris' earlier classic: a choice of plays for adults to perform for children as well as a choice of plays for kids to produce and perform themselves. Among the favorites collected here: Charlotte's Web, The Wizard of Oz, Treasure Island, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and Jim Thorpe, All-American.

With an extensive introduction detailing the special needs of producing plays for children, and with many insightful instructions for helping children get the most out of producing plays themselves, this book is a solid asset for all classrooms, children's theatre groups, school libraries, education seminars, playwrighting workshops, and the like.

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A collection of nineteen plays to be performed for young audiences or by child actors.

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This beloved anthology, a favorite of students, teachers, parents, and dramatists for decades, offers a collection of twenty plays to be performed for young audiences or by child actors.Plays Children Love: Volume II-replacing the earlier volume, which is now out of print-adheres to the same format of Jennings and Harris' earlier class...

Coleman A. Jennings, Ph.D, is a professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin. A pioneering scholar and mentor in both the study and advocacy of performing arts for children, he has taught courses in creative drama, theater for young audiences, and children's dramatic literature at UT-Austin sin...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.29 inPublished:November 15, 1992Publisher:St. Martin's Press

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ISBN - 10:0312079737

ISBN - 13:9780312079734

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Table of Contents

Part One: Plays for Adult Performers
Charlotte's Web, Joseph Robinette
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Barbara Robinson
Golliwhoppers!, Flora B. Atkin
The Wizard of Oz, Anne Coulter Martens
Treasure Island, Aurand Harris
The Wind in the Willows, Moses Goldberg
Jim Thorpe, All-American, Saul Levitt
Ride a Blue Horse, Aurand Harris
Dandelion, Judith Martin
The Forgotten Door, Gregory A. Falls

Part Two: Plays for Children to Perform
The Bremen Town Musicians, Paul Sills
The Golden Goose, Paul Sills
How the Camel Got His Hump, Aurand Harris
How the First Letter Was Written, Aurand Harris
Who Laughs Last?, Nellie McCaslin
The Chinese Cinderella, Lowell Swortzell
Pyramus and Thisbe, William Shakespeare
Mr. Hare Takes Mr. Leopard for a Ride, Carol Korty
Giants, Syd Hoff
The Three Little Kittens, June Barr

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A collection of nineteen plays to be performed for young audiences or by child actors.

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"The most complete guide available on all aspects of children's theater." -Clarus: Words and Music for Young People