Adapted by Lowell Swortzell.
Cast: 3m., 7w., with doubling. Can expand up to 12m., 14w This is the story of Cinderella as she is known in China, Russia and by Native Americans, told by Cinderella herself. What better way for today's young people to explore these other cultures than by the enactment of three of the most playable versions of this story? We are introduced to Plum Blossom, the Chinese Cinderella; Vasilisa, the Russian Cinderella; and Rough Face, the Cinderella of the North American Micmac tribe. The world's favorite fairy tale can be presented as a whole, or you may present its individual scenes, perhaps in classes exploring other cultures or in youth theater workshops. To facilitate such a project, Nancy Swortzell has prepared an extensive study guide included with this edition. She has designed workshops for children before or after a performance of Cinderella and projects for groups working on each of the individual tales. In addition, the study guide offers "Extensions of Cinderella for Fantasy and Fun."