Theatre for Big, Small and Tiny Kids by Sînziana Popescu

Theatre for Big, Small and Tiny Kids

bySînziana Popescu

Kobo ebook | February 16, 2015

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"Theatre for Big, Small and Tiny Kids" is a collection of four plays by Sînziana Popescu translated from Romanian - "Life Like a Fairytale", "Slipping into a Plum", "Mr. Chocolate Man" and "When the Toys Say Bye" - to be performed for young audiences on a professional stage or by children in their own classrooms or children's theatre groups.

In "Life Like a Fairytale" a child and an actor find out why the characters from The World of Fairytales are disappearing and how they can save them. The text came first in The "Camil Petrescu" Contest, section
"Theatre for children and youngsters" organized by The Ministry of Culture and Cults in 1996. The play had its premiere on the stage of Targu-Mures National Theatre in 1997, directed by Kincses Elemer. The script was also produced and broadcasted by The National Radio Theatre in 1999, directed by Mihai Lungeanu.

In "Slipping into a Plum" a little boy learns from a plum’s core how to befriend his older brother. "Slipping into a Plum" was awarded the first prize at The National Radio Script Writing Contest, Theatre
for Children Section, organized by The Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company in 1999. The comedy was produced and broadcasted by The National Theatre Radio in 2000, directed by Mircea Albulescu.

In "Mr. Chocolate Man" a gluttonous little girl discovers on her own what happens with the kids who are taking sweets from strangers. The play was awarded the Grand Prize at the Playwriting Contest of the International Festival of Puppets and Marionettes –"Gulliver", Galati 2006. The radio version was produced and broadcasted by The National Radio Theatre in 2002, directed by Mihai Lungeanu. "Mr. Chocolate Man" was produced at "I.D.Sarbu" Theatre from Petrosani, directed by Rodica Baitan, in 2010, and at the Municipal Theatre of Baia Mare, directed by Oana Leahu, in 2013.

In "When the Toys Say Bye" the toys of a spoiled boy take their fate into their own small paws, wings or hands and run away in the world. This play was awarded the Grand Prize at the Drama Contest of the International Theatre Festival – "100, 1,000, 1,000,000 Stories", organized by the "Ion Creanga" Theatre in 2007. The musical comedy "When the Toys Say Bye" had the premiere at the "Ion Creanga" Theatre in 2008, directed by Attila Vizauer, music by George Marcu.

Title:Theatre for Big, Small and Tiny KidsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 16, 2015Publisher:MediamorphosisLanguage:English

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