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Plays Children Love

Harris, Aurand

ISBN 10: 0385170963 / ISBN 13: 9780385170963
Published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 1981
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Title: Plays Children Love

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Slightly Frayed

Edition: First Play Club Edition.

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A collection of twenty-five plays to be performed for young audiences or by child actors.

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Coleman A. Jennings, Ph.D, is a professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin. A pioneering scholar and mentor in both the study and advocacy of performing arts for children, he has taught courses in creative drama, theater for young audiences, and children's dramatic literature at UT-Austin since 1963. His many other anthologies include Theatre for Young Audiences: 20 Great Plays for Children, Eight Plays for Children: The New Generation Play Project; and Theatre for Youth: Twelve Plays with Mature Themes.

Aurand Harris is the most produced playwright for young audiences in the United States, with more than 30 published plays to his credit. Before his death in 1996, he was the first children's playwright to receive a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the first to win the Charolette Chorpenning Cup from the American Theatre Association. His widely revered plays include The Arkansaw Bear, Androcles and the Lion, Rags to Riches, The Tobey Show, Monkey Magic, Pinballs, and The Orphan Train. Harris also wrote stage adaptations for such well-known stories as Pocohantas and The Magician's Nephew.

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