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Tell Your Story: The Plays and Playwriting of Sandra Fenichel Asher

Tell Your Story: The Plays and Playwriting of Sandra Fenichel Asher

Edited by Judy Matetzschk-Campbell and John Dilworth Newman.

Product Code: TK7000

  • Collection
  • Comedy | Drama

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Please note: The titles in this collection cannot be licensed directly from the collection book. If you wish to perform one of the titles in this collection, you will need to purchase separate scripts for that title.

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$24.95 /book

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Synopsis

While we might imagine playwrights working alone, collaboration is the hallmark of the playwriting of Sandra Fenichel Asher, one of our country's most produced writers for young audiences. Tell Your Story examines six of Asher's finest plays, focusing on how the stories told in the scripts reflect her life, her philosophy and her collaborative methods of play development. Asher's plays have emerged from a variety of sources including oral histories, traditional tales, young adult novels, picture books, poems and young people's writings. The playwright's means of telling her stories on the stage have been as wide-ranging as her source material. The introduction of each play places it in the larger context of Asher's dramatic repertory, and the plays are followed by descriptions of how the script was developed and what its development process may teach us about creating new works for and with young people. The book includes a biography of the playwright and a description of her other dramatic and nondramatic works. This collection, edited by two directors who wrote their doctoral dissertations on new play development and who have worked with Asher on multiple projects, provides a unique overview of one of the most significant bodies of dramatic literature in the field of theatre for young audiences.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Collection
  • Product Code TK7000
  • Pages 408
  • Cost $24.95

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583426746
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Included Titles

Once, in the Time of Trolls By Sandra Fenichel Asher. Based on Norwegian folktales.

Katrina goes in search of her Prince, who is held captive by an evil Troll princess in a dreary castle east of the sun and west of the moon, and on the way she meets three wise women who share hilarious stories.

  • Product Code: O28000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 2m., 4w. Expandable to 33 roles, plus extras.
  • Approx. Run Time: 40 minutes

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A Woman Called Truth By Sandra Fenichel Asher.

This play chronicles the life of Sojourner Truth from the day she is sold away from her family as a girl, through her struggle to free herself and her son, to her emergence as a respected figure advocating abolition and women's rights. Throughout her life, she came upon injustice and fought it with uncommon clear-sightedness, courage and wit. This title combines her actual words with authentic slave songs, spirituals and folk songs of the period.

  • Product Code: W74000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 3m., 3w. Expandable to 29 roles, plus extras.
  • Approx. Run Time: 90 minutes

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In the Garden of the Selfish Giant By Sandra Fenichel Asher.

Maggie's grandmother is dying, and she is upset she had to cancel her summer plans to go with her mother to visit. She meets a very imaginative neighbor, and a hospice worker who help her realize unhappy endings can't always be avoided, but good things can blossom from it.

  • Product Code: I83000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 4w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 45 minutes

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Everything Is Not Enough By Sandra Fenichel Asher. Adapted from her novel.

Michael's father is mapping out his entire life for him. After meeting new friends, and making his own decisions, Michael finds himself in an abusive relationship between friends, a place his father tried to protect him from.

  • Product Code: E50000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 5m., 2w. (6 either gender.)
  • Approx. Run Time: 90 minutes

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Too Many Frogs! By Sandra Fenichel Asher. Based on the book by the author, writing as Sandy Asher.

Froggie listens as Rabbit reads some favorite fairy tales that are magically brought to life for the audience on a puppet stage above Rabbit's bookshelves. But when Froggie invites dozens and dozens of his frog cousins in for a story, Rabbit's patience runs out. Rabbit sends them away, then slowly comes to realize that sharing stories with enthusiastic listeners is a different kind of life—and he likes it!

  • Product Code: TH1000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 2m., 2 either gender. Expandable to 21 roles, plus extras as desired.
  • Approx. Run Time: 50 minutes

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Family Matters By Sandra Fenichel Asher.

A montage of monologues and scenes based on significant events and interactions within families covering the comic, dramatic and tragic realities of family life.

  • Product Code: FA3000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 4 adults (2m., 2w.) and 10 teenagers (4m., 6w.). Expandable to 35, plus extras as desired.
  • Approx. Run Time: 90 minutes

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