Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People eBook

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of plays and pageants in the public schools, and combines enthusiastic sympathy with sound, practical instructions.  She tells both how to inspire and care for the young actor, how to make costumes, properties, scenery, where to find designs for them, what music to use, etc., etc.  She prefaces it all with an interesting historical sketch of the plays-for-children movement, includes elaborate detailed analyses of performances of Browning’s Pied Piper and Rosetti’s Pageant of the Months, and concludes with numerous valuable analytical lists of plays for various grades and occasions. $1.25 net. New York Times Review:  “It will be useful...practical advice.” Magazine of General Federation of Women’s Clubs:  “There seems to be nothing she has forgotten to mention.  Every club program chairman should have it.”


(Goldsmith, Dickens, Heine, Fannie Burney, Shakespeare)
THE MISTAKE AT THE MANOR shows the fifteen-year-old Goldsmith in the
midst of the humorous incident in his life which later formed the basis
of “She Stoops to Conquer.” 
A CHRISTMAS EVE WITH CHARLES DICKENS reveals the author as a poor
factory boy in a lodging-house, dreaming of an old-time family
WHEN HEINE WAS TWENTY-ONE dramatizes the early disobedience of the
author in writing poetry against his uncle’s orders. 
MISS BURNEY AT COURT deals with an interesting incident in life of the
author of “Evelina” when she was at the Court of George III. 
THE FAIRIES’ PLEA, which is an adaptation of Thomas Hood’s poem, shows
Shakespeare intervening to save the fairies from the scythe of Time. 
Designed in general for young people near enough to the college age to
feel an interest in the personal and human aspects of literature, but
the last two could easily be handled by younger actors.  They can
successfully be given by groups or societies of young people without
the aid of a professional coach.

LITTLE PLAYS FROM AMERICAN HISTORY FOR YOUNG FOLKS BY ALICE JOHNSTONE WALKER. $1.10 net.  HIDING THE REGICIDES, a number of brief and stirring episodes, concerning the pursuit of Colonels Whalley and Goff by the officers of Charles II at New Haven in old colony days.  MRS. MURRAY’S DINNER PARTY, in three acts, is a lively comedy about a Patriot hostess and British Officers in Revolutionary Days.  SCENES FROM LINCOLN’S TIME; the martyred President does not himself appear.  They cover Lincoln’s helping a little girl with her trunk, women preparing lint for the wounded, a visit to the White House of an important delegation from New York, and of the mother of a soldier boy sentenced to death—­and the coming of the army of liberation to the darkies.  The big events are touched upon, the mounting of all these little plays is simplicity itself, and they have stood the test of frequent school performance.

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