Putting On a Show : Theater for Young People

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The history of theatre and drama told with four plays by award-winning playwright Kathleen McDonnell. Includes a who’s who of players, descriptions of the roles of actors, directors, playwrights, choreographers, producers, designers, and more.

Praise & Recognition

Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake for young adults…Recommended. CM Magazine
A superb tool for teachers as well as aspiring actors, directors and playwrights. The Midwest Book Review
The best part of the book is that it includes complete scripts, production notes, stage directions and photos. Monday Magazine
I would recommend this book as a resource for any teacher learning or instructing in Drama. Resource Links
They are hard-hitting plays for older children that tackle subjects like self-esteem. Canadian Children's Book News
It demystifies theatre and makes putting on a performance -small or grand - very doable. Professionally Speaking (Ontario College of Teachers)
An introduction that will be interesting reading for a pre-adolescent or teenager keen on understanding the magic of theatre. CM Magazine


Publication Date: October 28, 2004

Reading Age: 9 - 12

Genre: Children's Nonfiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 200

ISBN: 978-1-896764-89-4

Kathleen McDonnell

About the Author

Kathleen McDonnell

Kathleen McDonnell is an award-winning author and playwright of adult and children’s literature, including The Notherland Journeys series – The Nordlings, The Shining World, and The Songweavers – and Honey, We Lost the Kids. Born in Chicago, Kathleen lives in Toronto with her family.
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