Edited by Lowell Swortzell
This international anthology for young adults is jam-packed with comedic and dramatic material, drawn from classic, modern and contemporary times. In all its 690 pages, you’ll find plays by Molière, August Strindberg, Gertrude Stein, Langston Hughes, Israel Horovitz, Lawrence Yep, and others, as well as traditional material such as ’Jack Juggler’ (the first play ever written for children to perform), and a British version of ’Punch and Judy.’ Running times range from just a few minutes to over an hour long (from which cuttings can be made), and all contain basic stage directions. Several of the plays are translations from other languages, and all begin with an introduction with historical background and commentary. Read more...
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