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Cinderella: The World's Favorite Fairy Tale
"Once again, our school has benefited from a great script. Not only were we able to present a wonderful play that the audience loved, but the experience of seeing Cinderella in a different culture allowed us to learn more about our world and the people who make up our community. Drawing support and cultural awareness from our city gave our students the opportunity to meet and experience these stories and new styles of theater. They learn that many parts of the world have their own Cinderellas too! It was a great time and a positive experience in many ways. Thank you for having the script in your collection." —Lyle Johnson, Drama Director, A.E. Peacock Collegiate, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

"Our audiences loved the play. It was easy to get school groups because of the multicultural aspects of the show, and once there, the children were enchanted. For our evening performances, the play had the same appeal to a general family audience. Once the word of mouth got around about the show, we had to turn away both school groups and family patrons. Because of our success with Cinderella: The World's Favorite Fairy Tale, I cannot recommend it too highly." —Rex Stephenson,
Ferrum College, Ferrum, Va.
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."

The Cast: The three plays can be performed by 10 actors with doubling; or the cast may be expanded to accommodate as many actors as desired. The narrator in the Russian and Native American Cinderellas may be played by an actor standing at the side of the stage or heard as an offstage voice. The stage manager, property men, horsemen, etc. may be either male or female.

The Set: However simple the settings, each should contain design elements that immediately identify the cultural origins of the story.
Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Anthology*Full-Length*One-Act
Catalog Code:  CF8
Cast Size:  10
Pages:  45
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.50
Approx. Running Time:  60 min.
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN (10): 0932720846

Lowell Swortzell, Co-Founder of Program
in Educational Theater, 1930-2004

Professor Emeritus Lowell Swortzell, who co-founded the Steinhardt School's program in educational theater in 1966, died Aug. 9 from complications of a stroke suffered earlier this month. He was 74.

Swortzell, who spent nearly 40 years with Steinhardt's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, helped the educational theater program to become ...More
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