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Echo and Narcissus

Retold from the Greek legend, children can take turns in reading the lines while simultaneously learning about the larger-than-life characters. The action is presented in such a way that this Greek myth will have its readers re-visiting it many times because once will definitely not be enough. This is a story that is part of our world cultural heritage, and as such should be considered to be a part of everyone's general knowledge.

A5 format.

Illustrations include beautiful classical art works and sculptures in full colour to help the readers to more fully appreciate how the characters and places in this legend are timeless.

$10.00
(set of two books)


The Fox and the Crow - Aesop, literature, play-reading, literature, literacy, reading, learning and teaching.

This Aesop's fable is full of delight. We are taken in by the Fox just as much as Crow.

Even though this story is about a fox and a crow, human emotions run high in this story, teaching the young reader valuable life lessons. This is Aesop at its best.

A5 format.

$10.00
(set of two books)


Henny Penny. Traditional story, literature, literacy, learning and teaching.

Henny Penny takes us on a roller-coaster ride that enables the reader to feel what it is like to be thought of as dinner.

However, we are also given an insight into how the fox thinks, although our sympathies will probably not overcome our preference for wanting the well-being of the feathered characters to have precedence.

The imaginative language usage brings this story to life in full first-person drama.

A5 format.

$12.00
(set of two books)


King Midas and the Golden Touch

This lively version brings this classic story into the here and now. Readers feel the action and meet the characters in real time.

Well-structured language and beautiful pictures are perfect companions in this classic tale.

A5 format.

$10.00
(set of two books)


The Three Billy Goats Gruff

This much-loved story will not only capture the imagination of its readers from the first encounter, it will entice them back many times to re-experience the fun.

The colourful characters not only give permission to be LOUD, they encourage it. Quietly alongside this loudness come the educational matters of promoting fluency, vocabulary and self-expression.

The cliché will entertain both reader and listener.

A5 format.

$12.00
(set of two books)


Scripted plays for
simultaneous group reading

These scripted plays have vivid dialogue and beautiful illustrations to add to the reading and/or performance experience of children acting the parts of legendary characters. Production and staging notes are included in each book.

The Story of Pandora

The Story of Pandora is a Greek myth that everyone should know, and what better way than as a play.

The complications and ins and outs of this highly dramatic story brings the characters to life, not only for the performers but also to listeners.

The role of the on-stage storyteller provides continuity of the story development.

Full colour A4 format.

$15.00

The Riddle of the Sphinx

This version of the famous Greek myth stays true to the story as it unravels the complications and dramatic events for both the participant and the listener. Adapted from the Greek myth, this play is for six characters performed by three or more actors. This edition not only brings the story to life through vivid dialogue, it illustrates the drama with beautiful works of art that reflect different interpretations.

Full production and background notes are included.

Full colour A4 format.

$15.00

 

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Educational benefits

These plays provide:

  • opportunities to build vocal confidence by becoming someone else
  • discovering the pleasures and benefits gained by rehearsing and modifying until satisfied with the result
  • visualisation development to see in the mind new events because of what the words are conveying and how they are doing this
  • vocabulary extension to see, hear and say familiar words in new and imaginative contexts
  • an example of the power and energy words have in human communication
  • an arena to try out personal preferences regarding dramatic expression, pace, volume, pitch, body language and so on
  • ways to engage with an audience; discovering the benefits of memorisation; using facial expression, vocal variations and body language to convey emotion
  • oral reading skill development including voice projection, word clarity, adding vocal surprises to build and release tension, the stretching of vowels and the exaggeration of consonants …
  • social interaction and diplomacy development;
  • experience in trying out a variety of specific performance skills such as ways to enter, stand, move, acknowledge the audience, exit, and maintain the drama from start to finish
  • opportunities to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary
  • a vivid and memorable theatrical experience.

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