Putting On a Show

  • Pages:200
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Themes:theatre history, theatre scripts, playwriting, theatre for kids
  • Available:10/28/2004
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 9-12
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.
Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake for young adults…Recommended.
– CM Magazine
A superb tool for teachers as well as aspiring actors, directors and playwrights.
– The Midwest Book Review
The best part of the book is that it includes complete scripts, production notes, stage directions and photos.
– Monday Magazine
I would recommend this book as a resource for any teacher learning or instructing in Drama.
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They are hard-hitting plays for older children that tackle subjects like self-esteem.
– Canadian Children's Book News
It demystifies theatre and makes putting on a performance -small or grand - very doable.
– Professionally Speaking (Ontario College of Teachers)
An introduction that will be interesting reading for a pre-adolescent or teenager keen on understanding the magic of theatre.
– CM Magazine