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Young adults and adult learners at intermediate levels of English proficiency will love this collection of plays. Each one represents theater at its best - spiked with humor and written in lively, colloquial American English. Brief, inexpensive, and flexible, these plays are the ideal supplements to any reading, speaking, or conversation class. The plays can be used in different ways to improve reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, and each student book is packed with a variety of pre- and post-reading activities that test comprehension and spark lively classroom discussion. Each of the four plays is adapted from authentic, well-known sources, but rewritten to be accessible to non-native speakers. The Teacher's Edition/Production Notes includes detailed guidelines for actually producing each play, along with annotated copies of each play, complete answer keys, bibliographies, and much more. Class sets of each play (10 per set) are also available for a discounted price.
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GUY DE MAUPASSANT (1850-1893) had a profound influence on French literature, and his writing is of pivotal importance in the historical development of the short story, inspiring writers such as Ambrose Bierce, O Henry and Henry James. The majority of his three hundred short stories and six novels was written between 1880 and 1890, a period in which he also contributed to several Parisian daily newspapers. He died in 1893.
ISAK DINESEN (1885-1962) is the nom de plume of the Danish writer Karen Blixen. She studied art in Copenhagen, Paris and Rome before marrying and moving to Kenya to live on a farm. In 1934 Dinesen made her literary debut with the publication of Seven Gothic Tales, followed in 1937 by Out of Africa, an account of her life in Kenya which was later turned into a highly successful film starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. She died in 1962.
Original Language: French
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0070092524
Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB005AZ2KL2