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Plays for Young People

The books listed in this section represent a small cross-section of available plays. Please contact the store for additional titles.

The Railway Children The Railway Children
Mike Kenny & E. Nesbit
Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's much-loved children's classic. A perfect play for schools, youth theatres, and drama groups as well as community and professional companies. It captures the imagination and lifts the spirit. 5M 5F. Softcover, 80 pp. $22.95.


Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents Terry Pratchett's The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Terry Pratchett & Mike Holmes
Terry Pratchett's Carnegie Medal winning novel for children is now a terrifyingly terrific musica, specially created for schools to perform. It's the story of a streetwise, talking cat in league with a roving band of talking rats whose succesful scam comes unstuck whyn they find something strange going down in the town of Bad Blintz. Includes script, piano/vocal score, and a CD with backing tracks, incidental music, and rehearsal performances of all the songs. Softcover, 44 pp. $52.00.


Uncle PirateUncle Pirate

Ben H. Winter & Drew Fornarola
The fourth grade is hard. But with his uncle the pirate (and his talking penguin) by his side, Wilson might just stand a chance. This musical pirate adventure is a delight for children of all ages. 3M 3F. Softcover, 50 pp. $11.99.



Munsch At Play Act 2Munsch At Play Act 2

Irene N. Watts & Robert Munsch
Eight more stage adaptations of the delightful stories of Robert Munsch. Includes The Fire Station, Something Good, I Have To Go, David's Father, Show and Tell, From Far Away, Pigs, & Jonathan Cleaned Up - Then He Heard a Sound. Hardcover, 110 pp. $24.95.


Fierce & True: Plays for Teen Audiences Fierce & True: Plays for Teen Audiences

Edited by Peter Brosius & Elissa Adams
This collection of plays for teens comes from the remarkable Children's Theatre Company out of Minneapolis. These challenging, inspiring, and complex plays are a breath of fresh air, speaking to youth without condescending. Included in the collection are The Lost Boys of Sudan, The Five Fingers of Funk, Prom, and Anon(ymous). Softcover, 219 pp. $19.95.

Producers' Choice: Six Plays for Young Performers
Paul Roseby
Promise by Megan Barker ; Oedipus/Antigone by D.J. Britton ; Tory Boyz by James Graham ; The Butterfly Club by Sarah May ; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Simon Reade ; Punk Rock by Simon Stephens. Softcover, 425 pp. $29.00.


Plays for Young People
Mark Ravenhill
Originally commissioned as part of the National Theatre Connections programme, these three plays were specifically written for teenagers and are ideal for young performers aged 13-25 years old. Mark Ravenhill's writing is compassionate, intelligent and has themes of particular interest to teenagers. The plays explore the search for identity during the transition to adulthood: self-perception, relationships, sexual identity and obsession with fame. Softcover, 151 pp. $29.00.


The Monster Under the BedThe Monster Under the Bed

Kevin Dyer
When Ben swaps places with the monster under his bed, Ben's life - and his school! - is turned inside out, and upside down. 4M, 1F. Softcover, 89 pp. $22.95.

 


The Classic Fairytales 2The Classic Fairytales 2

Charles Way
Three timeless tales retold for the stage by one of the most renowned writers of plays for children and young people, Charles Way. This collection includes The Golden Goose, The Tinderbox, and Sinbad - The Untold Tale. Softcover, 225 pp. $29.95.


Curiosity CatCuriosity Cat

Chris Grabenstein
From the imaginative mind of award-winning YA author Chris Grabenstein comes a very funny comedy that's ideal for school groups and professional children's theatres. Curiosity Cat is the play-within-the-book from Grabenstein's award-winning novel for middle grades readers. It's a story about displaced children and homeless cats as well as family and the value of curiosity. 6m, 4f, 8 non-gender roles. Softcover, 88 pp. $11.99.


Sprouts! An Anthology of PlaysSprouts! An Anthology of Plays

Mieko Ouchi & Caroline Howarth
What does it mean to be a kid today? This collection of culturally diverse short plays, gathered from eight years of Concrete Theatre's groundbreaking Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids, brings us stories from the rich cultural tapestry of Canada, exploring both the challenges and the joys of growing up. Featuring the work of well known and up-and-coming Alberta writers, this anthology is suitable for professionals, students, and young performers alike and is excellent for use in the classroom. Softcover, 347 pp. $24.95.


We Didn't Mean to Go to SeaWe Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

Arthur Ransome
Father is away and mother brings Roger, John, Susan and Titty to stay at Pin Mill where they can spend the summer messing about in boats. Their adventure begins when they go out with Jim on his boat Goblin. But disaster strikes when the boat is becalmed and Jim goes ashore to fetch petrol. Fog descends over the Harwich estuary and, as the tide turns, the boat begins to drift away. 2m, 2w (with doubling). Softcover, 95 pp. $24.95.


Curtain Up!Curtain Up!

Dirk McLean
Through the story of Amaya acting in her first professional play, author Dirk McLean introduces readers to the people behind the scenes and the various jobs they perform in the theatre. Curtains Up! is a must-have resource for any child interested in the performing arts. Hardcover, $19.99.


The EnemyThe Enemy
Davide Cali & Serge Bloch
There is a battlefield. In the battlefield are two holes. In each hole is a soldier. They are enemies. Simple, direct, and powerful, this timeless story makes an important statement about the pointlessness of war. Hardcover, $19.99.


The Classic Fairytales

Charles Way
Three timeless tales -- Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast -- retold for the stage by one of the UK's most renowned writers of plays for children, Charles Way. Winner of the Writer's Guild Best Children's Play Award, his plays appeal to audiences of all ages, are translated into several languages and performed internationally. Softcover, 204 pp. $24.95.


A Midsummer Night's Dream: Graphic Classics
William Shakespeare
Strange things are afoot in the woods outside Athens. Two men are in love with the same woman, the King and Queen of Fairies are at loggerheads, and a mischevious sprite is about to wreak havoc with a magic flower. Meanwhile, an impish fellow named Puck has really made an ass of an amateur actor called Bottom. Here, one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies has been adapted into a vivid graphic novel. Softcover, 48 pp. $10.99.


The Snow QueenThe Snow Queen

Adrian Mitchell
A celebrated adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale of friendship and loyalty. Gerda and Kai are faithful companions until one day Kai is snatched away by the wicked Snow Queen. Gerda sets out across the frozen wastes to rescue her friend. During her treacherous journey she encounters many strange and wonderful characters: some of them try to stop her finding Kai, and others help her on her way. Softcover, 96 pp. $22.95.


Class Acts: New Plays for Children to ActClass Acts: New Plays for Children to Act

Various authors
Three 30-minute plays by leading playwrights for children to act, commissioned by the Unicorn, one of the world's foremost companies creating theatre with young people at its core. In this collection: The Wish by Oladipo Agboluaje, The Acme Thunderer by Lin Coghlan, and Of the Terrifying Events on the Hamelin Estate by Philip Osment. Softcover, 92 pp. $22.95.

Family Matters: Plays About Family ChangesFamily Matters: Plays About Family Changes
Catherine Gourley
This is an innovative series of plays that use the power of reader's theatre to provide young people with reading and role-playing experiences that teach problem solving and promote personal growth. From cyber bullying and shyness to family changes and anger control, each book features two high-interest plays that address critical personal development issues facing young people. Graphic novel-style illustrations of pivotal scenes highlight each script. Softcover, 32 pp. $9.95. Also in the series: What's the Difference: Plays about Tolerance; Where Do I Belong? Plays about Fitting In; The Inivsitble Me: Plays about Self-Image; Friend or Foe? Plays about Bullying and Flashpoints! Plays about Controlling Anger.


Oscar Wilde's Stories for All AgesOscar Wilde's Stories for All Ages

Stephen Fry
Like old friends whose company never fails to delight, Oscar Wilde's short stories have enchanted people for generations, and occupy a special place in the heart of each new reader. Like luminous gems, they have lost none of their power to enthral and inspire; and in this beautifully illustrated edition, Stephen Fry presents these gems to shine anew. Hardcover, 274 pp. $24.95.


Things That Go Bump Volume I: Plays for Young AdultsThings That Go Bump Volume I: Plays for Young Adults

Edited by Kit Brennan
This volume contains five recent Canadian plays for young audiences. In This World, Offensive Fouls, Learning the Game, To Be Frank, and Binti's Journey are about real and current issues. Teachers and theatre professionals looking for new work for young adults will find the scripts current and refreshing examples of good writing and good scene work. Softcover, 200 pp. $24.95.


Things That Go Bump Volume II: Plays for Young Audiences Things That Go Bump Volume II: Plays for Young Audiences
Edited by Kit Brennan
This volume contains six Canadian plays for elementary school audiences: Lig & Bittle by Elyne Quan & Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull, A Giraffe in Paris by Mark Haroun, The Secret Life of the Octopus by Clem Martini, Bluenose by Emil Sher, The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh by Chris Craddock, and Under the Big Top by Jan Derbyshire. Softcover, 266 pp. $24.95.


More Christmas on StageMore Christmas on Stage: An Anthology of Royalty-Free Christmas Plays

Rhonda Wray
A stylistically diverse collection of royalty-free Christmas programming including multicultural drama, children's pageants, monologues, readings, and much more. Softcover, $24.95.


The Black Monk & The Dog ProblemThe Black Monk & The Dog Problem

David Rabe
The Black Monk is adapted from a Chekhov novella and The Dog Problem is an original creation for the stage. Vastly different in their aesthetic, these two highly praised plays embody all of the celebrated hallmarks of David Rabe's writing and art: unflinchingly honest and perceptive themes, starkly luminous dialogue, and the unsettling humor which have made him an icon of the American theatre for more than forty years. Softcover, 308 pp. $19.99.


Comedy Scenes for Student ActorsComedy Scenes for Student Actors

Laurie Allen
A great collection of comedy scenes based on the real-life dilemmas kids face every day. Perfect for use in the classroom. Softcover, 197 pp. $22.95.


Six: Ensemble Plays for Young ActorsSix: Ensemble Plays for Young Actors
Paul Roseby
This is an anthology of work written for actors aged 11-25. From the mythical to the modern, contemporary urban living is confronted in plays varying in style from the starkly realistic to the lyrical, streetwise and surrealistic. Ideal for youth theatre groups, schools and amateur dramatic companies, this anthology contains a diverse selection of plays suited to large casts and ensemble performance. Softcover, $21.95.


Julius Caesar: Manga ShakespeareJulius Caesar Manga Shakespeare

Mustashrik
In a newly imagined Rome, trouble is brewing. Brutus and a group of senators plot the destruction of Julius Caesar, the charismatic leader who has just been named emperor. Political intrigue, personal betrayal, and the aftermath of a brutal assassination make this story Shakespeare's version of a political thriller, and the perfect fit for the vibrant world of manga. Softcover, 207 pp. $10.95.


Macbeth Manga ShakespeareMacbeth Manga Shakespeare
Robert Deas
When Macbeth, a great warlord, hears witches prophesy that he shall become king, he becomes obsessed with power. He and his equally ambitious wife plot to take over the crown -- murdering and scheming their way to the throne. But what price will Macbeth pay for all the death and destruction? Manga's vibrant style perfectly captures one of Shakespeare's most frightening and dramatic tragedies. Softcover, 207 pp. $10.95.

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval VillageGood Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village
Laura Amy Schlitz
With a deep appreciation for the period and a grand affection for both her characters and her audience, Laura Amy Schlitz has created a series of riveting portraits. Read silently or performed before an audience, the collective voices tell an unforgettable human story about what it took to survive in the Middle Ages. Robert Byrd's insightful pen-and-ink drawings take inspiration from an illuminated thirteenth-century manuscript. Hardcover, 85 pp. $25.00.

Ten-Minute Comedy Plays for Kids 7-10Ten-Minute Comedy Plays for Kids 7-10
Kristen Dabrowski
12 ten-mimnute plays, 24 scenes, and 48 monologues all designed to spark students to use their imaginations and create their own code of ethics. Included are "Talk Back!" sections at the end of each play which provide additional ideas and interesting subjects to discuss. Softcover, 225 pp. $20.95.


The Merchant of Venice: The Merchant of Venice
A Graphic Novel based on the play by William Shakespeare
Gareth Hinds
Moody and mesmerizing, this graphic-novel adaptation of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice boasts a chic modern cast, high drama, and all the dark familiar beauty of Venice. With elegant drawings and a faithful but succinct adaptation, Gareth Hinds pays homage to the Bard while luring modern readers with a stylish new vision. Softcover, 69 pp. $13.00.

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman Peter L. Hays and Kent Nicholson Death of a Salesman is a classic, a staple of school anthologies of American literature and of acting companies' repertoires. It has received world-wide productions, whether as a study of parent-child relationships, or as a critique of Western capitalism. This guide provides students with a comprehensive critical introduction to the play. A detailed production analysis written by a professional director and practical exercises for actors and directors make it a uniquely practical resource for anyone studying the play. Softcover, 111 pp. $20.95. Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman
Peter L. Hays and Kent Nicholson
Death of a Salesman is a classic, a staple of school anthologies of American literature and of acting companies' repertoires. It has received world-wide productions, whether as a study of parent-child relationships, or as a critique of Western capitalism. This guide provides students with a comprehensive critical introduction to the play. A detailed production analysis written by a professional director and practical exercises for actors and directors make it a uniquely practical resource for anyone studying the play. Softcover, 111 pp. $20.95.


John Osborne's Look Back in AngerJohn Osborne's Look Back in Anger
Aleks Sierz
Look Back in Anger is one of the few major works of drama that are indisputably central to British culture in general. Its premiere in 1956 sparked off the first 'new wave' of kitchen-sink drama and the cultural phenomenon of the Angry Young Man. This guide provides students with a comprehensive critical introduction to the play including its structure, style and characters, performance history and key production issues and choices. Softcover, 121 pp. $20.95.


No Fear Shakespeare: A CompanionNo Fear Shakespeare: A Companion

Sparknotes
This companion gives you the straight scoop on everything you really need to know about Shakespeare, including: what's so great about Shakespeare, how did he get so smart, five mysteries of his life and why they matter, Shakespeare's world, theatre, language, and the five greatest Shakespearean characters. Softcover, 290 pp. $10.95.


No Fear Shakespeare: Graphic NovelsHamlet: No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels

William Shakespeare & Neil Babra
With his father murdered and the murderer crowned king, Prince Hamlet struggles to deliver justice on his own terms even as the rest of the world writes him off as a madman. In this bold and inventive graphic novel, the artist Neil Babra recreates Shakespeare's classic play. Softcover, 207 pp. $10.95.


Macbeth: No Fear Shakespeare Graphic NovelsMacbeth: No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels
William Shakespeare & Ken Hoshine
The only Shakespeare play with a villain for its hero, Macbeth takes us deep inside the mind and conscience of a murderer. In this bold and inventive graphic novel, the artist Ken Hoshine recreates Shakespeare's classic play. Softcover, 193 pp. $10.95.


Romeo and Juliet: No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels Romeo and Juliet: No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels
William Shakespeare
Have you ever found yourself looking at a Shakespeare play, then down at the footnotes, then back at the play, and still not understanding? You know what the individual words mean, but they don't add up. SparkNotes' No Fear Shakespeare will help you break through all that. Put the pieces together with our easy-to-read translations. Soon you'll be reading Shakespeare's own words fearlessly--and actually enjoying it. Softcover, 287 pp. $10.95.


The Young Reader's Shakespeare: Julius CaesarThe Young Reader's Shakespeare: Julius Caesar
Adam McKeown & Janet Hamlin
Rich in both political and personal conflict, Julius Caesar speaks its message as forcefully today as when William Shakespeare first wrote it more than four hundred years ago. Loved by the people, feared by his fellow politicians, Caesar stirs passionate feelings among all those he rules. And some of his subjects will stop at nothing to remove him from power. This compelling and beautifully illustrated drama is presented in a bold new retelling that includes frequently asked questions and a list of characters to help a child fully understand the plot of Shakespeare's great political drama. Hardcover, 80 pp. $15.95.


Silverwing: The PlaySilverwing: The Play

Kenneth Oppel & Kim Selody
Shade is a young Silverwing bat, the runt of his colony, determined to prove himself on the long and dangerous winter migration Hibernaculum. During a storm, Shade is swept out over the ocean - away from his family, friends, and the only life he has ever known. Alone and frightened, Shade sets out on a remarkable journey to rejoin his colony. Softcover, 77 pp. $15.95.


King Lear King Lear

Graphic Shakespeare Library
William Shakespeare & Ian Pollock
King Lear is regarded as William Shakespeare's greatest tragic play, and illustrator Ian Pollock brings it a uniquly surreal interpretation with his internationally acclaimed and deeply expressive style. Softcover, 139 pp. $15.95.


MonsterMonster

Walter Dean Myers
Steve's Harmon's black. He's in jail, maybe forever. He's on trial for murder. And he's sixteen years old. This riveting courtroom drama will leave a powerful, haunting impression. An insightful look at a teenage suspect's lost innocence. Softcover, 294 pp. $9.99.


Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
Voices from a Medieval Village

Laura Amy Schlitz
With a deep appreciation for the period and a grand affection for both her characters and her audience, Laura Amy Schlitz has created a series of riveting portraits. Read silently or performed before an audience, the collective voices tell an unforgettable human story about what it took to survive in the Middle Ages. Robert Byrd's insightful pen-and-ink drawings take inspiration from an illuminated thirteenth-century manuscript. Hardcover, 85 pp. $25.00.


The BFG: A Set of PlaysThe BFG: A Set of Plays

Roald Dahl & David Wood
You'll have a phizzwizardly good time joining the Big Friendly Giant and Sophie on their exciting adventures. These dramatizations based on Roald Dahl's beloved book can be performed in school and at summer camp, acted out at home, or simply read together by a group of friends. With useful tips on staging, props, and costumes, these plays are easy to perform and are sure to be great fun for everyone! Softcover, 120 pp. $7.50.


James and the Giant Peach: A PlayJames and the Giant Peach: A Play
Roald Dahl & Richard George
Now's your chance to bring James, his horrible aunts, and his peach-dwelling friends to life! This dramatization of Roald Dahl's beloved book can be performed in school and at summer camp, acted out at home, or simply read together by a group of friends. With useful tips on staging, props, and costumes, the play is easy to perform and is sure to be great fun for everyone! Softcover, 91 pp. $7.50.


The Twits: A Set of PlaysThe Twits: A Set of Plays
Roald Dahl & David Wood
There's a part to suit everyone in these plays from Roald Dahl's The Twits. Make Mr. Twit eat wormy spaghetti, stick a frog in Mrs. Twit's bed, or join in on the cleverest prank of all--the great upside-down trick. These dramatizations based on Roald Dahl's beloved book can be performed in school and at summer camp, acted out at home, or simply read together by a group of friends. With useful tips on staging, props, and costumes, these plays are easy to perform and are sure to be great fun for everyone! Softcover, 106 pp. $7.50.


The Witches: A Set of PlaysThe Witches: A Set of Plays
Roald Dahl & David Wood
In these seven short plays, step into the shoes of the boy, the grandmother, or even the Grand High Witch of all the world! These dramatizations based on Roald Dahl's beloved book can be performed in school and at summer camp, acted out at home, or simply read together by a group of friends. With useful tips on staging, props, and costumes, these plays are easy to perform and are sure to be fun for everyone! Softcover, 116 pp. $7.50.

Plays for Young PeoplePlays for Young People
Who's Breaking? - Listen - Sleeping Dogs - Wise Guys

Philip Osment
The four plays in this volume were written for teenage audiences and deal with issues of gender, AIDS, disability, relationships with parents, ethnic strife, crime, drugs and bullying. This is a highly accessible collection of new plays that doesn't shy away from the issues that young people experience in a contemporary setting. Softcover, 217 pp. $31.99.

Scenes Keep HappeningScenes Keep Happening
Mary Krell-Oishi
A collection of excellent material for young actors in classrooms, stages, festivals and competitions, these scenes will are appropriate for a variety of casts: 5-10 minute scenes for girls; 5-10 minute scenes for guys; 5-10 minute scenes for mixed casts. Softcover, 215 pp. $21.95.

Marsupial Sue Presents The Runaway PancakeMarsupial Sue Presents The Runaway Pancake
John Lithgow
The much-loved story of the Runaway Pancake, who pops out of the oven and is sure he can escape all who want to eat him, is given a new spin when Marsupial Sue and her friends put on a play version for their neighborhood. This has all of the wit and whimsy of Marsupial Sue and again features lively illustrations by Jack E. Davis. A CD recording of John Lithgow's live performance of the song "The Runaway Pancake" is also included. Hardcover, 32 pp. $24.95.

Plays for ChildrenPlays for Children
Edited by Helen Rose
Four top-class plays for children, commissioned and performed by professional children's theatre groups, offer a wide variety of style and content for reading or for performance: Indigo Mill by Nick Fisher; Body Talk by Andy Rashleigh; Odessa and the Magic Goat by John Agard; Little Victories by Shaun Prendergast. Softcover, 276 pp. $7.99.


The Little MermaidThe Little Mermaid
Pam Gems
After falling in love with a prince on her very first journey to the surface, the Little Mermaid braves a journey to the evil sea-witch. Exchanging her voice and her mermaid's tail for legs, she heads for the surface once more, but any bargain with the sea-witch comes at a price.. M-2, F-3. Softcover, 64 pp. $14.95.

Discussion-Provoking Scripts for TeensDiscussion-Provoking Scripts for Teens
Don L. Sorenson & David A. Nord
Initiate discussions on important teen subjects with the 33 short scripts provided. Requiring minimal preparation, each script ends abruptly with one of the characters asking a question for the audience to answer. Useful for developing both performance skills as well as critical thinking, these scripts will prove to be indispensible in the classroom. Softcover, 80 pp. $19.95.


More Tales From ShakespeareMore Tales From Shakespeare

Marcia Williams
As You Like It, Richard III, Anthony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, and Much Ado About Nothing, adapted into comic strip form. Softcover, 37 pp. $11.99.

 

Oscar Wilde: Stories for Young Children Oscar Wilde: Stories for Young Children
Merlin Holland
Known for his sparkling wit and zest for life, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) turns his sharp humor towards stories for young readers with five unforgettable, modern-day fairy tales about selflessness, beauty, and the search for love. Filled with moving, memorable characters and Wilde's rich, colourful language, this enchanting collection, complete with charming illustrations, is sure to delight your family for generations to come. Hardcover, 80 pp. $21.95.

Othello: The Young Reader's Shakespeare Othello: The Young Reader's Shakespeare
Adam McKeown
Passion, deceit, and manipulation lie at the heart of Othello, a chilling tale of misplaced jealousy and wasted love. This adaptation of Shakespeare's classic play will delight and inspire young readers. Beautifully illustrated in colour. Hardcover, 96 pp. $21.95.

Ridiculous Tongue TwistersRidiculous Tongue Twisters
Chris Tait
These tongue twisters are so ridiculously funny you'll want to say them more than three times fast -- that is, if you can stop laughing long enough to get the words out. Test these out on your friends and then make up a few yourself. Softcover, 96 pp. $6.95.

Imagine a DayImagine a Day
Robert Gonsalves & Sarah L. Thomson
For this sequel to the hugely popular Imagine a Night, Rob Gonsalves has conjured up 15 highly evocative, surreal images. Readers of all ages will be inspired by these mystifying paintings. Teachers will find Imagine a Day to be an indispensible resource in the classroom, to stimulate creative young minds. Hardcover, 30 pp. $24.95.

Bashful Bob and Doleful DorindaBashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda
Margaret Atwood & Petricic Dusan
Abandoned by his mom and raised by a bunch of dogs, Bob is understandably bashful around humans. Deprived of her parents while still in diapers, Dorinda endures a dreadful existence with distant relatives. Naturally the two become fast friends in this boisterous and delightful dissertation on discovering the uncharted depths of one's own personality. Hardcover, 26 pp. $21.95.

Plays Around the YearPlays Around the Year
Sandra Widener
This is a collection of 20 thematic plays, to coincide with significant days during the school year -- Thanksgiving, Black History Month, Winter holidays, Halloween, etc.. An excellent resource for use in the primary classroom. Softcover, 200 pp. $28.99.

The Dog Who Sang at the OperaThe Dog Who Sang at the Opera
Jim West, Marshall Izen & Erika Oller
Inspired by a true incident, this funny story of a vain dog is also a celebration of the colourful, creative world of the opera and the many folks, human and canine, who help make the music beautiful. Hardcover, 30 pp. $25.00.

The Big Book of Thematic PlaysThe Big Book of Thematic Plays
Tracey West
These 25 exciting, easy-to-read plays are perfect for use in the early primary classroom. The plays have been organized into 6 categories -- Animals, Special Days, Folk Tales and Myths, School, Community, Science and Health -- and include activities which can be integrated into any curriculum. Softcover, 224 pp. $33.99.

DevotionDevotion
Leo Butler
In Devotion, two boys have become refugees in their own home town, while a young girl is forced to become a soldier. 12-years-old and on the brink of maturity, the children are caught in confusions of gender, faith and identity, which influence their decisions as much as the falling bombs. M-2, F-2. Softcover, 69 pp. $19.95.

Small Plays for Special DaysSmall Plays for Special Days
Holiday plays for you and a friend
Sue Alexander
Each of these seven plays is themed for a specific holiday: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, the first of spring, April Fool's Day, and the Fourth of July. Requiring just two people to perform, and props and costumes that are simple to find around the house, these plays will keep creative children busy for hours. Hardcover, 64 pp. $23.95.

Fox on the IceFox on the Ice
Tomson Highway & Brian Deines
Written in both English and Cree, Fox on the Ice is another wonderful, lyrical story of celebration from award-winning author Tomson Highway. Hardcover, 28 pp. $19.99.

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Romeo & JulietRomeo & Juliet: The Young Reader's Shakespeare
Adam McKeown
Handsomly illustrated, this bold new retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet captures the drama, adventure, and wonder of the original work. McKeown's retelling of the play is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the timeless tale of two young lovers, doomed by circumstance. Hardcover, 96 pp. $22.95.

Orvin: Champion of ChampionsOrvin: Champion of Champions
Alan Ayckbourn
With lots of action, thrills, laughs and a cast of 40, this eclectic play is an epic musical of accidental heroism. The narrative of a chorus of gods suffers a major technical hitch when Orvin, a hopeless squire, accidentally aids in the death of the protagonist. What follows proves a challange even to such seasoned storytellers as the gods themselves as they vainly attempt to re-write history with only the help of Orvin, the most reluctant of last-minute replacement champions. m: 16+ f: 8+. Softcover, 84 pp. $18.00.

Collected Grimm TalesCollected Grimm Tales
Carol Ann Duffy & Tim Supple
With energy and imagination, Duffy and Supple have adapted and dramatized the tales of the Brothers Grimm for audiences young and old. The Collected Grimm Tales cover everything from the more obscure Riddling Tale to the well-loved Rumpelstiltskin and provide a wealth of stimulating opportunities for performers and academics alike. Softcover, 259 pp. $18.00.

Hans Christian Anderson's Snow QueenHans Christian Anderson's Snow Queen
Kaye Umansky & Ana Sanderson
Hans Christian Anderson's Snow Queen is now a hugely popular musical, specially created for schools to perform. This complete performance pack includes the piano/vocal score, the script, and a CD-ROM loaded with supplementary material. Softcover, 56 pp. $52.95.


Roald Dahl's Snow-White and the Seven DwarfsRoald Dahl's Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs
Helen MacGregor & Stephen Chadwick
Roald Dahl's hugely popular Revolting Rhyme is now a hugely popular musical, specifically created to perform. This complete performance pack includes the piano/vocal score, the script, and a CD-ROM loaded with supplementary material. Softcover, 32 pp. $52.95.


Roald Dahl's Jack and the BeanstalkRoald Dahl's Jack and the Beanstalk
Matthew White & Ana Sanderson
Roald Dahl's hugely popular Revolting Rhyme is now a hugely popular musical, specially created for schools to perform. This complete performance pack contains everything that you need: the piano/vocal score, the script, and a CD-ROM loaded with supplementary material. Softcover, 32 pp. $52.95.

Free to Be . . . You and MeFree to Be . . . You and Me
Marlo Thomas
This hugely popular New York Times bestseller is a different kind of book for children and adults to enjoy together. A sparkling collection of stories, songs and poems that challenge racial, sexist, and economic stereotypes. Softcover, 143 pp. $19.95.

Macbeth on the LooseMacbeth on the Loose
Robert Walker
Hardcover, 138 pp. $12.95.


 

A Child's Christmas in WalesA Child's Christmas in Wales
Dylan Thomas
In A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas captures a child's-eye view of Christmas, and wraps it in the fondness of an adult's rememberance. This gem of lyric prose has enchanted young and old for over half a century, and is now a modern Christmas classic. Softcover, 32 pp. $12.00.


A Midsummer Night's DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream
William Shakespeare
Softcover, $11.99.


 

Max the Movie DirectorMax the Movie Director
Trina Wiebe
Softcover, 95 pp. $6.95.


 

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-DuckThe Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
A Musical Play
Katherine Paterson and Stephanie Tolan
Musical Libretti, Softcover, 36 pp. $11.99.

 



International Connections
International Connections
New Plays For Young People
Various authors
International Connections
features ten new plays and a musical drawn from some of the best writers around the world. Included are works by Horton Foote, Julian Garner, Andy Hamilton, Kay Adshead, Judy Upton, Jakie Kay, Christian Martin, Tamsin Oglesby, Fausto Paravidino, Bryony Lavery, and Timothy Mason. Softcover, 626 pp. $34.00.


Krindlekrax
Krindlekrax
Philip Ridley
It is the day when the hero of the school play will be cast, and Ruskin Splinter desperately wants the role. However, no-one believes he could defeat the play's Dragon -- until he has to face a real monster crawling from the vast sewers of Lizard Street. Appropriate for grades 4-6. 9 male, 3 female roles. Softcover, $18.99.

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The Boy Who Fell Into a Book
Alan Ayckbourn
$7.99

Invisible Friends
Alan Ayckbourn
$16.99

The Tale of Teeka
Michel Marc Bouchard
$15.95

Dandelion Wine
Ray Bradbury
$9.95

Andrew's Tree
Martha Brooks
$9.95

Pushing Up the Sky: Seven Native American Plays for Children
Joseph Bruhac
$28.99

The Secret Garden
Adapted by Jim Crabtree, Music by Sharon Burgett
$10.95

Everyman/Everywoman
Virginia Egermeier
$7.95

Bedtimes and Bullies
Dennis Foon
$10.95

Mirror Game
Dennis Foon
Full-length softcover, $13.95; one-act copyscript, $10.95

New Canadian Kid & Invisible Kids
Dennis Foon
$9.95

Seesaw
Dennis Foon
$12.95 Limited quantities available

Skin & Liars
Dennis Foon
$12.95

TYA 5: Theatre for Young Audience
Edited by Mira Friedlander & Wayne Fairhead
Includes Ti-Jean by Peter Cumming; Firebird by Rose Scollard; Coming Around by Lorre Jensen & Paula Wing; Ruby and the Rock by Vivienne Laxdal; Loon Boy by Kathleen McDonnell. $17.95.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Adapted by Richard R. George
$9.95

Multicultural Plays for Children: Grades K - 3
Pamela Gerke
$32.95

Alice in Wonderland
Adapted by William Glennon
$8.95

Jack and the Beanstalk
William Glennon
$9.95

Pinocchio
Adapted by William Glennon
$9.95

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Young Blood: Five Plays for Young Performers
Edited by Sally Goldsworthy
Includes The Girl Who Fell Through a Hole in Her Jumper by Naomi Wallace & Bruce McLeod; In Search of Odysseus by Charles Way; Darker the Berry by JB Rose; Geraniums by Sheila Yeger; Out of Their Heads by Marcus Romer. $27.95.

"B" is for Bully
Alan Gotlib, Music by Alice Brass
$34.95

The Velveteen Rabbit
Adapted by Phil Grecian
$9.95

The Magician's Nephew
Adapted by Aurand Harris
$9.95

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
Adapted by Steve & Kathy Hotchner
$6.95

Theatre for Young Audiences: 20 Great Plays for Children
Edited by Coleman A. Jennings
Includes such plays as Really Rosie by Maurice Sendak; Charlotte's Web by Joseph Robinette; Crow and Weasel by Jim Leonard; The Ice Wolf by Joanna H. Kraus, among others. Hardcover, $46.99.

Not So Dumb: Four Plays for Young People
John Lazarus
Includes Schoolyard Games; Not So Dumb; Nightlight; Secrets $17.95.

Anne
by Paul Ledoux
$14.95

The Revenge of the Space Pandas
David Mamet
$9.95

The Wizard of Oz
Adapted by Anne Coulter Martens
$9.95

Ten Plays for Children
Timothy Mason
Includes Kidnapped in London; African Tales; Pinocchio; The Nightingale; Ukrainian Tales; Treasure Island; Tom Sawyer; Aladdin; Beauty and the Beast; Huckleberry Finn. $29.95.

Plays of America from American Folklore:
Grades K
- 6
L.E. McCullough
$22.95.

Plays of America from American Folklore:
Grades 7
- 12
L.E. McCullough
$24.95

Plays of People at Work: Grades K - 3
L.E. McCullough
$24.95

Plays of the Wild West: Grades K - 3
L.E. McCullough
$24.95

Plays of the Wild West: Grades 4-6
L.E. McCullough
$22.50

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Adapted by Randal Myler
$9.95

Alice Through the Looking-Glass
Adapted by James Reaney
$12.95

Fairytaleheart & Sparkleshark: Two Plays
Philip Ridley
$16.99

Anne of Green Gables (Musical)
Adapted by Joseph Robinette & Evelyn Swensson
$9.95

Charlotte's Web
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
$10.95

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
$9.95

The Trial of Goldilocks
Joseph Robinette, Music by Robert Chauls
$9.95

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson
$11.99

The Nutcracker
Adapted by June Walker Rogers
$7.95

Plays for Children
Edited by Helen Rose
Includes Indigo Mill by Nick Fisher; Body Talk by Andy Rashleigh; Odessa and the Magic Goat by John Agard; Little Victories by Shaun Prendergast. $7.99.

Blood Brothers
Willy Russell
$19.95

Paul Sills' Story Theatre: Four Shows
Adapted for the stage by Paul Sills
Includes The Blue Light; A Christmas Carol; Stories of God; Rumi -- also includes a section on Theatre Games for Story Theatre by Viola Spolin.
Large-format hardcover,$36.95.

New Plays from A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory Volume I
Edited by Craig Slaight
Includes Ascension Day by Timothy Mason, Windshook by Mary Gallagher, Reindeer Soup by Joe Pintauro, Sightings and High Tide by Brad Slaight. $22.95


New Plays from A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory Volume II
Edited by Craig Slaight
Includes Eddie Mundo Edmundo by Lynee Alvarez; Class Action by Brad Slaight; The Less Than Human Club by Timothy Mason; Every Seventeen Minutes the Crowd Goes Crazy! by Paul Zindel. $22.95.

New Plays from A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory Volume III
Edited by Craig Slaight
Includes A Bird of Prey by Jim Grimsley; Analiese by Lynne Alvarez; Second Class by Brad Slaight; When They Speak of Rita by Daisy Foote. $25.95.

Most Valuable Player and Other Plays
by Mary Hall Surface
Includes Prodigy; Dancing Solo; Broken Rainbows; Blessings. $25.95.

Around the World in 21 Plays
Edited by Lowell Swortzell
Includes Lucky Peter's Journey by August Strindberg; Big Mary by Mark Medoff; Rats by Israel Horowitz; Flying Doctor by Moliere, among others. Hardcover, $38.00; softcover, $29.95.

Narnia
Adapted by Jules Tasca, Music by Thomas Tierney
$10.95

Just a Minute: Ten Short Plays and Activities for Your Classroom
Irene Watts
$12.95

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Young Blood: Five Plays for Young Performers
Edited by Sally Goldsworthy
Includes The Girl Who Fell Through a Hole in Her Jumper by Naomi Wallace & Bruce McLeod; In Search of Odysseus by Charles Way; Darker the Berry by JB Rose; Geraniums by Sheila Yeger; Out of Their Heads by Marcus Romer. $20.95.

"B" is for Bully
Alan Gotlib, Music by Alice Brass
$34.95

The Velveteen Rabbit
Adapted by Phil Grecian
$9.95

The Magician's Nephew
Adapted by Aurand Harris
$9.95

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
Adapted by Steve & Kathy Hotchner
$6.95

Theatre for Young Audiences: 20 Great Plays for Children
Edited by Coleman A. Jennings
Includes such plays as Really Rosie by Maurice Sendak; Charlotte's Web by Joseph Robinette; Crow and Weasel by Jim Leonard; The Ice Wolf by Joanna H. Kraus, among others. Hardcover, $46.99.

Not So Dumb: Four Plays for Young People
John Lazarus
Includes Schoolyard Games; Not So Dumb; Nightlight; Secrets $17.95.

Anne
by Paul Ledoux
$14.95

The Revenge of the Space Pandas
David Mamet
$9.95

The Wizard of Oz
Adapted by Anne Coulter Martens
$9.95

Ten Plays for Children
Timothy Mason
Includes Kidnapped in London; African Tales; Pinocchio; The Nightingale; Ukrainian Tales; Treasure Island; Tom Sawyer; Aladdin; Beauty and the Beast; Huckleberry Finn. $29.95.

Plays of America from American Folklore:
Grades K
- 6
L.E. McCullough
$22.95.

Plays of America from American Folklore:
Grades 7
- 12
L.E. McCullough
$24.95

Plays of People at Work: Grades K - 3
L.E. McCullough
$24.95

Plays of the Wild West: Grades K - 3
L.E. McCullough
$24.95

Plays of the Wild West: Grades 4-6
L.E. McCullough
$22.50

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Adapted by Randal Myler
$9.95

Alice Through the Looking-Glass
Adapted by James Reaney
$12.95

Fairytaleheart & Sparkleshark: Two Plays
Philip Ridley
$16.99

Anne of Green Gables (Musical)
Adapted by Joseph Robinette & Evelyn Swensson
$9.95

Charlotte's Web
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
$10.95

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Adapted by Joseph Robinette
$9.95

The Trial of Goldilocks
Joseph Robinette, Music by Robert Chauls
$9.95

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Barbara Robinson
$11.99

The Nutcracker
Adapted by June Walker Rogers
$7.95

Plays for Children
Edited by Helen Rose
Includes Indigo Mill by Nick Fisher; Body Talk by Andy Rashleigh; Odessa and the Magic Goat by John Agard; Little Victories by Shaun Prendergast. $7.99.

Blood Brothers
Willy Russell
$19.95

Paul Sills' Story Theatre: Four Shows
Adapted for the stage by Paul Sills
Includes The Blue Light; A Christmas Carol; Stories of God; Rumi -- also includes a section on Theatre Games for Story Theatre by Viola Spolin.
Large-format hardcover,$36.95.

New Plays from A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory Volume I
Edited by Craig Slaight
Includes Ascension Day by Timothy Mason, Windshook by Mary Gallagher, Reindeer Soup by Joe Pintauro, Sightings and High Tide by Brad Slaight. $22.95


New Plays from A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory Volume II
Edited by Craig Slaight
Includes Eddie Mundo Edmundo by Lynee Alvarez; Class Action by Brad Slaight; The Less Than Human Club by Timothy Mason; Every Seventeen Minutes the Crowd Goes Crazy! by Paul Zindel. $22.95.

New Plays from A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory Volume III
Edited by Craig Slaight
Includes A Bird of Prey by Jim Grimsley; Analiese by Lynne Alvarez; Second Class by Brad Slaight; When They Speak of Rita by Daisy Foote. $25.95.

Most Valuable Player and Other Plays
by Mary Hall Surface
Includes Prodigy; Dancing Solo; Broken Rainbows; Blessings. $25.95.

Around the World in 21 Plays
Edited by Lowell Swortzell
Includes Lucky Peter's Journey by August Strindberg; Big Mary by Mark Medoff; Rats by Israel Horowitz; Flying Doctor by Moliere, among others. Hardcover, $38.00; softcover, $29.95.

Narnia
Adapted by Jules Tasca, Music by Thomas Tierney
$10.95

Just a Minute: Ten Short Plays and Activities for Your Classroom
Irene Watts
$12.95

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