Dramatizing Myths and Tales

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Item No. 816683
Alt. Part # K18321
UPC Code 9780866518321
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Dramatizing Myths and Tales By Louise Thistle Book 200 pages Tips on creating plays for large groups (up to 35 students) of children of all ages and abilities using narrative-mime theatre. Includes: mechanics of producing & directing a play; info on creating costumes, sets,;and musical
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Dramatizing Myths and Tales By Louise Thistle Book 200 pages Tips on creating plays for large groups (up to 35 students) of children of all ages and abilities using narrative-mime theatre. Includes: mechanics of producing & directing a play; info on creating costumes, sets,;and musical instruments; rehearsal scheduling; warm-up acting exercises; illustrated dance step instructions; formal;and informal performing; how to write a script. Also includes scripts for these 5 tales: Talk Talk Talk (West African folk tale); The Creation & the Birth of the Corn God (Mayan creation myth); Coyote & the Swallowing Monster (Nez Perce trickster tale); The Crane Maiden (Japanese folk tale); and Jack & the Beanstalk (traditional folk tale of magic & its earth-shaking consequences). For grades 3 to 12. CONTENTS:IntroductionPart I Getting Started Chapter 1: The Mechanics of Producing and Directing a PlayChapter 2: Setting the Scene Chapter 3: A Model Step- By-Step Rehearsal Schedule Chapter 4: Informal Classroom Dramatizations Part II Developing Scripts for Myths and Tales Chapter 5: Talk, Talk, Talk (A West African Folk Tale) Chapter 6: The Creation and the Birth of the Corn God (A Mayan Creation Myth) Chapter 7: Coyote and the Swallowing Monster (A Nez Perce Trickster Tale)Chapter 8: The Crane Maiden (A Traditional Japanese Folk Tale) Chapter 9: Jack and the Beanstalk (A Traditional Folk Tale of Magic and Its Earth-Shaking Consequences) Chapter 10: Writing a Narrative Mime Script Part III AppendixBibliography
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