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Braille: The Early Life of Louis Braille
Braille: The Early Life of Louis Braille
By Lola H. Jennings and Coleman A. Jennings.

Cast: 11m., 3w. (with doubling; more if desired.) Louis Braille was a boy determined to open, once and for all, the doors to literacy and knowledge for the blind. The play provides audiences with a thoughtful theatre experience, which illustrates the universal human bonds uniting all of us, whether blind or sighted. The role of Louis Braille may be played by two actors. He is first seen briefly as a child who has an accident in which he loses his sight. For most of the play he is seen as a teenager who must deal with his own blindness by developing his unique system for reading with his fingertips and beginning his special crusade. His approach is greeted with skepticism. However he perseveres despite great difficulties, and at 15 years of age, he invents a system for which grown men had searched for decades. He gave a precious gift: the freedom to read, and by reading to see the world! This play combines extraordinary insight as well as dramatic theatricality. In the playbook, you'll find information and guidance for your own production such as how to play a blind role, correct pronunciation, etc., along with a great deal of fascinating background information. Area staging.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  B68
Cast Size:  14
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  45
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  60 min.
Target Audience: Young Audiences
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 1583424261
Teacher, administrator, director, playwright, author, producer and stage manager, Coleman A. Jennings began his professional theatre career at the New Hampshire Chase Barn Playhouse and in New York as an off-Broadway stage manager. Before joining the University of Texas at Austin (UT) faculty in 1963, he was the director of the Victoria, Texas, Children's Theatre, a professor at the University ...More
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