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Hana's Suitcase on Stage

contributions by Emil Sher, by Karen Levine
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 3 to 12
tagged: holocaust, canadian, drama

In 2000 Fumiko, the curator of a small Holocaust education centre in Japan, received an empty suitcase owned by a young girl, Hana Brady, lost in the Holocaust. Fumiko was determined to find out the details of Hana's story. This edition contains the full script of the play adaptation by Emil Sher.

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Putting On a Show

Theater for Young People

by Kathleen McDonnell
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 14
  • Grade: 4 to 9
tagged: theater, drama

The history of theatre and drama told with four plays by award-winning playwright Kathleen McDonnell. Includes a who’s who of players, descriptions of the roles of actors, directors, playwrights, choreographers, producers, designers, and more.

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The Jumbo Book of Drama

by Deborah Dunleavy, illustrated by Jane Kurisu
edition: Paperback
tagged: drama

Filled with fun and entertaining activities to suit the needs of the class clown, the wallflower or the natural-born actor, The Jumbo Book of Drama will help kids discover and hone their dramatic abilities. With 200 pages of theater games, plays, sample scripts, costume ideas, a glossary and more, this book provides all the inspiration they'll need …

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Playhouse

Six Fantasy Plays for Children

edited by Joyce Doolittle
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: drama

A much-praised anthology of plays for ages six and up. Includes staging and production notes, sketches and commentaries prepared by professional theater designers.

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Toe Tapper

by Lilly Barnes
edition: Paperback
tagged: drama

Kids who've gotta dance will be stomping their feet for this lively look at the rhythm of life around them: music, percussion, and tap dance--complete with a pair of durable plastic click-clackin' tappers that turn ordinary footwear into incredible dancing shoes! Kids learn how to groove to the rhythm of their heart or pulse. Instructions are given …

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Much Ado About Nothing for Kids

by Lois Burdett, foreword by Denzel Washington
edition: Paperback
  • Grade: 2 to 17
tagged: drama, shakespeare

"What, my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet living?" These famous lines from Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing delightfully show the verbal sparring between the reluctant lovers, Beatrice and Benedick who are happily brought together at the end by the schemes of their friends. And, no story is complete without at least one evil character, D …

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Hamlet For Kids

by Lois Burdett, introduction by Kenneth Branagh
edition: Paperback
  • Grade: 2 to 17
tagged: drama, shakespeare

Perhaps the best-known of Shakespeare's tragedies, Hamlet has all the ingredients for a gripping story: revenge and power, familial love and betrayal, dramatic sword fights, dark spooky scenes. Once again Lois Burdett has woven her own brand of magic by transforming Shakespeare's complex verse into rhyming couplets. She has created a version of Ha …

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The Tempest for Kids

by Lois Burdett
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • Grade: 2 to 17
tagged: drama, shakespeare

The Tempest is an exciting tale of jealousy and betrayal, magic and romance, repentance and forgiveness, and has all the elements necessary to ignite a young child's imagination and creative energy. By her use of rhyming couplets, Lois Burdett has once again succeeded in transforming Shakespeare's complex verse into a format readily understood by …

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