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Side by Side : Twelve Multicultural Puppet Plays - Jean M. Pollock

Side by Side

Twelve Multicultural Puppet Plays

Paperback Published: 28th January 1998
ISBN: 9780810833623
Number Of Pages: 160

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When she first became interested in using puppets in library programs, Jean Pollock discovered there were few interesting scripts suitable for amateur puppeteers that were appropriate for performance in library and school settings. She decided to write plays taking into account the puppet collection available, the time available for rehearsal and performance, and limited puppeteering skills. The plays acknowledge that children know what is funny and what is not, appreciate and use witticisms, and have the sophistication to follow a plot and participate in the joy of creating an illusion. Playful and fast-paced, the scripts are simple enough to be suitable for young audiences, while the humor and interaction between puppets and the audience will extend the appeal to older children as well. Each play is supported with useful production notes, program building notes to adapt the plays for classroom and library use, and a bibliography listing books and media that can be used to develop a study unit or program around the play.

Young audiences will enjoy these stories, and the humor and interaction between the puppets and the audience will appeal to older children as well. Each play is accompanied by useful production and program-building notes, a bibliography, and other media that can be used to develop a multicultural study unit around the play...imaginative work.--Library Lane

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
The Animals' Tug-of-Warp. 7
Coyote and Hawk Put the Sun and Moon in Placep. 15
Coyote Steals the Springp. 20
The Elves and the Shoemakersp. 28
Little Red Riding Hoodp. 39
Maui: Two Legendsp. 49
The Princess and the Peap. 57
Rabbit and Hyena Play the Sanzap. 65
Rumplestilskenp. 73
Sleeping Beautyp. 83
The Three Little Pigsp. 93
Too Much Noisep. 101
Wiley and the Hairy Manp. 109
Shorter Versions for Two Puppeteers and Helperp. 119
General Bibliographyp. 142
About the Authorp. 145
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ISBN: 9780810833623
ISBN-10: 081083362X
Series: School Library Media Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 28th January 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.86 x 21.59  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.42