Playing with Plays Presents: Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist for Kids
Oliver Twist like you have never read it before: quick, fun, and easy to understand. Designed for 8-22+ actors, kids of all ages, or anyone who wants to enjoy and have fun with Charles Dickens' classic story.
What you will get:
- 3 melodramatic modifications for group sizes:
- Actual lines from Charles Dickens' novel mixed in
- Creatively funny interpretations of the remaining story
- A kid who loves the Classics!
This mini-melodramatic masterpiece is sure to be a doorway for your child to love all the classics. Some classic books are difficult enough to read in class or watch on stage, let alone trying to teach the stories to children, but as the author's mantra states in the book, "there is no better way to learn than to have fun!" Kids who have read this continue to come back for more!*
Do you want to incorporate a little drama into your homeschool or homeschool co-op? This fun little series is designed to "do" plays. Easy to read and to understand, the series targets schools and afterschools but would be very adaptable for homeschools and co-ops. The actual presentations of each play or book are short; usually 10 15 minutes. They are written in three different versions, each for an increasing group size (6-9; 9-12; and 12-17+). The text is colloquial, in general, but incorporates actual quotations from the play or book. These are highlighted and the "actors" are encouraged to speak those lines precisely but to use their own wording otherwise if desired. After all, "all the world's a stage." 80 pgs, pb. ~ Janice