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The big book of skits : 36 short plays for young actors
The big book of skits : 36 short plays for young actors
Publisher Info:
Boston : Plays, Inc., c1996.
Physical Description:
vi, 263 pages ; 24 cm.
A collection of thirty-six plays by various authors. Includes full production notes.
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Material Type
JUV 812.041 BIG Book Juvenile Nonfiction

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Here are 36 skits that will delight and entertain young actors and audiences alike. From dramatized fairy tales for younger actors to thought provoking dialogues for teenagers, this collection offers flexibility with cast sizes and age levels.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up‘This collection includes mediocre skits by different authors for casts ranging from 2 to over 30 participants and running from 3-11 pages in length. The writing is pedestrian and the stories are unimaginative. Both the situations and characters are predictable throughout, encouraging stereotypes. Although the characters are two-dimensional, they nevertheless have a middle-class, Caucasian feel to them. With very few exceptions, they are adults. Many of the skits are spoofs of European myths, fairy tales, or historical figures. Older students would do better to excerpt scenes from published plays, and younger students would get more enjoyment from writing and performing their own.‘Darcy Schild, Schwegler Elementary School, Lawrence, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.