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Plays Children Love #2: Plays Children Love: Volume II: A Treasury of Contemporary and Classic Plays for Children

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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 IIreplacing the earlier volume, which is now out of printadheres 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.

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 since 1963. His many other anthologies include Theatre for Young Audiences: 20 Great Plays for Children, Eight Plays for Children: The New Generation Play Project; and Theatre for Youth: Twelve Plays with Mature Themes.

Aurand Harris is the most produced playwright for young audiences in the United States, with more than 30 published plays to his credit. Before his death in 1996, he was the first children's playwright to receive a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the first to win the Charolette Chorpenning Cup from the American Theatre Association. His widely revered plays include The Arkansaw Bear, Androcles and the Lion, Rags to Riches, The Tobey Show, Monkey Magic, Pinballs, and The Orphan Train. Harris also wrote stage adaptations for such well-known stories as Pocohantas and The Magician's Nephew.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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 since 1963. His many other anthologies include Theatre for Young Audiences: 20 Great Plays for Children, Eight Plays for Children: The New Generation Play Project; and Theatre for Youth: Twelve Plays with Mature Themes.

Aurand Harris is the most produced playwright for young audiences in the United States, with more than 30 published plays to his credit. Before his death in 1996, he was the first children's playwright to receive a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the first to win the Charolette Chorpenning Cup from the American Theatre Association. His widely revered plays include The Arkansaw Bear, Androcles and the Lion, Rags to Riches, The Tobey Show, Monkey Magic, Pinballs, and The Orphan Train. Harris also wrote stage adaptations for such well-known stories as Pocohantas and The Magician's Nephew.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312079734
With:
Harris, Aurand
Foreword:
Channing, Carol
With:
Harris, Aurand
Author:
Jennings, Coleman A.
Author:
Harris, Aurand
Author:
Jennings, Coleman
Author:
Channing, Carol
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Plays
Subject:
Children's plays
Subject:
Children's plays, American
Subject:
Plays -- Collections.
Subject:
Children s Art-General
Subject:
Classics
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
Plays Children Love
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19921131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
7.76 x 5.9 x 1.58 in
Age Level:
from 9 to 12

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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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