Theatre for Young Audiences 20 Great Plays for Children

ISBN-10: 0312337140

ISBN-13: 9780312337148

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Presented with the right plays, children are the most honest and appreciative of audiences. This anthology, compiled by an authority on children's theatre, collects new and overlooked scripts that represent the best of modern playwriting for children. From works adapted from classic children's stories to original contemporary scripts, each play inspires the imagination as it entertains. With complete scripts for twenty plays plus a biographical sketch of each playwright, Theatre for Young Audiences is invaluable for anyone involved in children's theatre, from community theatre groups to teachers and students of dramatic literature. Plays included in this book: Charlotte's Web ... Joseph Robinette The Arkansas Bear ... Aurand Harris Really Rosie ... Maurice Sendak The Secret Garden ... Pam Sterling Wiley and the Hairy Man ... Suzan Zeder According to Coyote ... John Kauffman The Mischief Makers ... Lowell Swortzell The Wise Men of Chelm ... Sandra F. Asher Crow & Weasel ... Jim Leonard The Ice Wolf ... Joanna H. Kraus Home on the Mornin' Train ... Kim Hines The Falcon ... Greg Palmer The Man-Child ... Arnold Rabin Hush: An Interview with America ... James Still Bocon! ... Lisa Loomer The Crane Wife ... Barbara Carlisle Jungalbook ... Edward Mast A Thousand Cranes ... Kathryn S. Miller The Yellow Boat ... David Saar Selkie ... Laurie Brooks Gollobin
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 3/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Roman Catholic priest Andrew M. Greeley was the author of more than 100 non-fiction works of theology, sociology, prayer, and poetry; a professor of sociology; a newspaper columnist; and a successful novelist, writing in several genres, including mystery and science fiction. He was born on February 5, 1928 and was a native of Chicago. Greeley studied at Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary and earned an AB from St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in 1950, a Bachelor of Sacred Theology in 1952, and a Licentiate of Sacred Theology in 1954. He went on to receive a Master of Arts in 1961 and a Ph D in 1962. Greeley's fiction, which often told stories of crime and scandal in the Roman Catholic church, can be violent and lurid and are considered controversial by many Church leaders. Greeley wrote on such issues as homosexuality in the clergy, pedophilia, and papal politics, and he created the popular mystery series starring Father Blackie Ryan, as well as another featuring the character Nuala McGrail. Greeley was awarded honorary degrees from the University of Arizona, Bard College (New York State) and the National University of Ireland, Galway. In 1981, he received the F. Sadlier Dinger Award, which is presented each year by educational publisher William H. Sadlier, Inc. in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the ministry of religious education in America. Greeley died on May 29, 2013 at his Chicago home. He was 85.

Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. While in high school, he worked part time as an illustrator for All-American Comics adapting the Mutt and Jeff newspaper comic strip to a comic book format. His first professional illustrations were for a physics textbook, Atomics for the Millions, published in 1947. He later worked as a window-display director for F.A.O. Schwartz while attending night school at the Art Students League. In 1950, he illustrated his first children's book The Wonderful Farm by Marcel Aym�. He wrote his first children's book Kenny's Window in 1956 and went on to become a prolific author-illustrator. His works include Chicken Soup with Rice; In the Night Kitchen; Outside Over There; Higglety Pigglety Pop; The Sign on Rosie's Door; We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy; Brundibar; Bumble Ardy; and My Brother's Book. He received numerous awards including the Caldecott medal for Where The Wild Things Are in 1964, the Hans Christian Andersen International Medal in 1970, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the National Medal of Arts in 1996. Characters from two of his books were the basis of an animated television special, Really Rosie, which first aired in 1975. He was also the set designer and lyricist for a subsequent off-Broadway musical of the same title. He was the lyricist, as well as the set and costume designer, for the original production of an opera based on Where The Wild Things Are in 1980. In addition, he has designed sets and costumes for performances of operas by Mozart, Prokofiev, and other classical composers. He died due to complications from a recent stroke on May 8, 2012 at the age of 83.

Foreword: A Conversation between
Introduction
Charlotte's Web
The Arkansaw Bear
The Secret Garden
According to Coyote
The Mischief Makers
The Wise Men of Chelm
The Ice Wolf
Home on the Mornin' Train
The Falcon
The Man-Child
An Interview with America
Boc�n!
The Crane Wife
Jungalbook
A Thousand Cranes
The Yellow Boat
Laurie Brooks
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