Joanna Halpert Kraus has earned her place as one of our foremost playwrights for young audiences not only for the quality of her writing but also for the compelling role models that she brings alive through drama. In Ms. Courageous the role models are two women with a passion for achievement. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor in the United States with a medical degree, and Marie Curie, discoverer of radium, helped make possible today's scientific community where discovery knows no gender. This fast-paced piece is written in a "living newspaper" style, a collage of short scenes punctuated with sound effects and music of the period. Its blend of public and private moments sweeps the audience into the scientists' dreams, invites them to share their obstacles and fights the prejudices against them before savoring their triumphs. Includes a complete resource guide.
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- Type of Show Full-length Play
- Product Code MG9000
- Cast Size 6
- Min. Royalty Rate $85/perf
- Cost $9.95
- Approx. Run Time 50 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group
- Genre Drama
- ISBN(13) 9780932720375