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              Books by Coleman A. Jennings

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              Theatre for Youth II: More Plays with Mature Themes
                

              Theatre for Youth II: More Plays with Mature Themes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Jennings, Coleman A.; Berghammer, Gretta

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              When Theatre for Youth: Twelve Plays with Mature Themes was published in 1986, it met a need for plays that could help young people deal with some of the more difficult realities of life. Responding to the sweeping changes in society over the succeeding thirty years, Coleman A. J...ennings and Gretta Berghammer have assembled a new collection of plays that reflects not only on themes such as aging, death and dying, friendship, courage, conformity, maturation, sexuality, and struggles with moral judgment but also on gender identity, poverty, diversity, and discrimination. Theatre for Youth II: More Plays with Mature Themes presents twelve plays, nine of them new to this anthology, that offer a rich variety of original stories ( The Tomato Plant Girl, The Arkansaw Bear, Super Cowgirl and Mighty Miracle ), compelling adaptations ( The Afternoon of the Elves, Broken Hearts, Courage! ), historical drama ( Mother Hicks, Johnny Tremain ), diverse themes ( La Ofrenda, The Transition of Doodle Pequeno ), friendship ( The Selfish Giant ), and future societies ( With Two Wings ). As these plays explore some of the most challenging themes for today s youth, including the difficulties of single parenthood, divorce, race relations, sexuality, and gender discrimination, they share messages fundamental to us all: open your imagination and dare to dream; embrace life; honor your personal passion, beliefs, and creativity; take a risk; and love with all your heart.
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              ISBN 9781477310045
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2016
              Publisher University of Texas Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Eight Plays for Children: The New Generation Play Project
                

              Eight Plays for Children: The New Generation Play Project (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              Edited by Jennings, Coleman A.; Foreword by Zeder, Suzan L.

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              Provides the full text of the plays produced through the NGPP

              ISBN 9780292740570
              Released NZ 1 Jan 1999
              Publisher Inbooks
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              Six Plays for Children
                 

              Six Plays for Children (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harris, Aurand; Edited by Jennings, Coleman A.; Foreword by Swortzell, Lowell

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              This book brings together a variety of dramatic forms that have enormously enriched the literature of children's theatre in the United States and around the world.

              ISBN 9780292775688
              Released NZ 1 Apr 1986
              Publisher Inbooks
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              Theatre for Youth: Twelve Plays with Mature Themes
               

              Theatre for Youth: Twelve Plays with Mature Themes (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Annotated edition)

              Edited by Jennings, Coleman A.; By (photographer) Berghammer, Gretta

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              Since the beginning of the theatre-for-youth movement in the United States at the turn of the century, the majority of plays written for children have been fairy tales. By the 1960s, however, encouraged by changes in social attitudes toward children, playwrights began to respond ...to a growing tendency on the parts of both parents and teachers to have children face, rather than avoid, the more difficult truths of existence. Thus children's dramatic literature was opened to new subjects, themes and characters previously considered unsuitable for the young audience. Theatre for Youth seeks to identify and illustrate this trend by examining twelve plays that deal with mature themes: aging, death and dying, conformity, sexuality, divorce, moral culpability. The plays have been chosen not only for their mature content, but also for their professional integrity, the delicacy with which they handle their subject matter, and their respect for their intended audience. An excellent foreword by Jed H. Davis, an introduction and summary paragraphs for each play by Jennings and Berghammer, and a lengthy annotated list of suggested plays for further reading or viewing make this volume extremely useful both for directors of children's theatre and for teachers.
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              ISBN 9780292780859
              Released NZ 1 Jun 1986
              Publisher University of Texas Press
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Theatre for Young Audiences: 20 Great Plays for Children
               

              Theatre for Young Audiences: 20 Great Plays for Children (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              Edited by Jennings, Coleman A.; Foreword by Sendak, Maurice

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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 clas...sic 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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              ISBN 9780312337148
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2005
              Publisher St Martin's Press
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              Theatre for Youth II: More Plays with Mature Themes
                 

              Theatre for Youth II: More Plays with Mature Themes (Hardback)

              Edited by Jennings, Coleman A.; Berghammer, Gretta

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              When Theatre for Youth: Twelve Plays with Mature Themes was published in 1986, it met a need for plays that could help young people deal with some of the more difficult realities of life. Responding to the sweeping changes in society over the succeeding thirty years, Coleman A. J...ennings and Gretta Berghammer have assembled a new collection of plays that reflects not only on themes such as aging, death and dying, friendship, courage, conformity, maturation, sexuality, and struggles with moral judgment but also on gender identity, poverty, diversity, and discrimination. Theatre for Youth II: More Plays with Mature Themes presents twelve plays, nine of them new to this anthology, that offer a rich variety of original stories ( The Tomato Plant Girl, The Arkansaw Bear, Super Cowgirl and Mighty Miracle ), compelling adaptations ( The Afternoon of the Elves, Broken Hearts, Courage! ), historical drama ( Mother Hicks, Johnny Tremain ), diverse themes ( La Ofrenda, The Transition of Doodle Pequeno ), friendship ( The Selfish Giant ), and future societies ( With Two Wings ). As these plays explore some of the most challenging themes for today s youth, including the difficulties of single parenthood, divorce, race relations, sexuality, and gender discrimination, they share messages fundamental to us all: open your imagination and dare to dream; embrace life; honor your personal passion, beliefs, and creativity; take a risk; and love with all your heart.
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              ISBN 9781477311011
              Released NZ 30 Nov 2016
              Publisher University of Texas Press
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Plays Children Love: Volume II: A Treasury of Contemporary and Classic Plays for Children
               

              Plays Children Love: Volume II: A Treasury of Contemporary and Classic Plays for Children (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Jennings, Coleman A.; Edited by Jennings, Coleman; Harris, Aurand

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

              ISBN 9780312079734
              Released NZ 5 Sep 2000
              Publisher St. Martins Press-3pl
              Interest Age 9-12 years
              Series Plays Children Love
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