Too Much Punch for Judy

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902843056

Category: Children's plays, English

Page: 51

View: 8752

This documentary play script focuses on the feelings instigated by a death as a result of drink driving. A tragic drink/drive accident results in the death of Jo, the front seat passenger whilst the driver, her sister Judy, escapes unhurt (or has she?).

Missing Dan Nolan

Based on a True Story

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902843162

Category: Missing children

Page: 63

View: 7865

This play, based on the true story of Dan Nolan, a teenage boy who went missing on the 1st January 2002, is written in the same documentary style as 'Too Much Punch for Judy'. During 2003, it has been shown at various Drama Festivals and has won awards and commendations at every one.

Punch and Judy in 19th Century America

A History and Biographical Dictionary

Author: Ryan Howard

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476601542

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

View: 8496

The hand-puppet play starring the characters Punch and Judy was introduced from England and became extremely popular in the United States in the 1800s. This book details information on nearly 350 American Punch players. It explores the significance of the 19th–century American show as a reflection of the attitudes and conditions of its time and place. The century was a time of changing feelings about what it means to be human. There was an intensified awareness of the racial, cultural, social and economical diversity of the human species, and a corresponding concern for the experience of human oneness. The American Punch and Judy show was one of the manifestations of these conditions.


Author: Judy Blume

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101564105

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 5084

Part of the classic Fudge series from Judy Blume, bestselling author of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing! Peter Hatcher can’t catch a break. His little brother, Fudge—the five-year-old human hurricane—has big plans to marry Peter’s sworn enemy, Sheila Tubman. That alone would be enough to ruin Peter’s summer, but now his parents have decided to rent a summer home next door to Sheila the Cootie Queen’s house. Peter will be trapped with Fudge and Sheila for three whole weeks! “As a kid, Judy Blume was my favorite author, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was my favorite book.”—Jeff Kinney, author of the bestselling Wimpy Kid series Love Fudge, Peter, and Sheila? Read all the books featuring your favorite characters: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great Superfudge Double Fudge

I Love You, Mum - I Promise I Won't Die

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350011304

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 1637

I'd had a conversation specifically with Dan about ecstasy. It's one of the things you do as a parent, isn't it? Wear your helmet when you're out on your bike, you know, don't take drugs. To be honest, I was more worried about him being safe on his bike than at a party with his friends. The words of the title are the last ones spoken by sixteen-year-old Daniel Spargo-Mabbs to his mother. In January 2014, Daniel's parents thought he was going to a friend's house. He actually attended an illegal rave and later died after taking MDMA. That fateful evening is told through the words of his school friends and family, divided into two hard-hitting acts in Mark Wheeller's verbatim play. I Love You, Mum - I Promise I Won't Die was commissioned by the charity set up in Daniel's memory to raise awareness about the danger of party drugs. It is a fast-paced, tragic, vibrant piece of verbatim theatre, which should engage teenage readers, audiences and performers alike.

Riddley Walker

Author: Russell Hoban

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408832240

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9365

‘Walker is my name and I am the same. Riddley Walker. Walking my riddels where ever theyve took me and walking them now on this paper the same. There aint that many sir prizes in life if you take noatis of every thing. Every time will have its happenings out and every place the same. Thats why I finely come to writing all this down. Thinking on what the idear of us myt be. Thinking on that thing whats in us lorn and loan and oansome.’ Composed in an English which has never been spoken and laced with a storytelling tradition that predates the written word, RIDDLEY WALKER is the world waiting for us at the bitter end of the nuclear road. It is desolate, dangerous and harrowing, and a modern masterpiece.

Stand-Up Comedy

The Book

Author: Judy Carter

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0440502438

Category: Humor

Page: 204

View: 1993

The authur states that she will teach comedy, but to be funny she gives experienced advice, gives assignments, and gives examples from established comedians

Punch and Judy Politics

An Insiders' Guide to Prime Minister’s Questions

Author: Ayesha Hazarika,Tom Hamilton

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785903586

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 2475

Prime Minister’s Questions is the bear pit of British politics, a unique way of holding the powerful to account. While it is watched and admired around the world, it is often hated at home for bringing out the worst in our politicians. However, despite the best attempts of successive party leaders to try and move away from ‘Punch and Judy politics’, PMQs are here to stay. It sets the agenda, indicates who’s up and who's down and, most importantly, defines Prime Ministers and Leaders of the Opposition. Ayesha Hazarika and Tom Hamilton spent every Wednesday morning for five years preparing Ed Miliband for combat ahead of PMQs, with varying degrees of success. They know what it’s like to prepare a leader for the most stressful, unforgiving moment of the political week and they have lived through the drama, tension and black humour that goes with being in the room. They have seen the highs when a leader wins at the Dispatch Box as well as – perhaps more often – the lows when they take a beating. This book lifts the lid on PMQs, reveals the tricks of the trade from leading politicians and the people who prepared them, and takes you behind the scenes of some of the biggest PMQs moments. Part history, part inside account, this book is an entertaining and honest guide to one of the most loved, feared and loathed features of British politics by two people who know just how tough it can be.

How Not to Date

Author: Judy Mcguire

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570617635

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 1373

On the heels of the success of How to Date in a Post-Dating World comes this polar opposite: a collection of dating nightmares that'll certainly let readers know what absolutely not to do on a date. Since the year 2000, dating columnist Judy McGuire has advised and entertained singles with her irreverent Ask DateGirl column. For every possible type of dating nightmare scenario out there, Judy's most probably heard about it, and has offered advice on what to do to resolve it if the problem date is still lingering. In this book, she collects some of the worst dates she has heard about, ranging from the bland to the incredibly frightening.

Peacemaking Women

Biblical Hope for Resolving Conflict

Author: Tara Klena Barthel,Judy Dabler

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441200327

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 5120

Women have a strong desire for relational connections. Relationships between women can be especially enriching, but when conflict arises, they also can be especially damaging. Too many women approach conflict as if they were unbelievers-with gossip, spiteful actions, bitterness, and even hatred. In Peacemaking Women, Tara Klena Barthel and Judy Dabler offer a meaningful, lasting message to lead women out of conflict to a state of peace where they can live as representatives of Christ to one another and well as unbelievers. With advice that is firmly rooted in Scripture, the authors bring sound, practical help for women who want to know what the Bible says about conflict resolution and how to achieve peace in their relationships with God, self, and others.

Strega Nona

with audio recording

Author: Tomie dePaola

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442449446

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1160

In this e-book edition, Tomie dePaola retells his classic story against a charming musical score. Strega Nona—"Grandma Witch"—is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical ever-full pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. Big Anthony is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden, but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, he recites the magic verse over the pasta pot, with disastrous results.

Arson about

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748790104


Page: 96

View: 2897

Mollie and Ian are hot for each other. Stueey can be a real bright spark. Mr Butcher's comments have inflamed Shuttle. All in all it's combustible material but when you play with fire it can be more than your fingers that get burnt. Arson About is a theatrical powder keg which crackles with wit and moves along with a scroching pace. But in this play by Mark Wheeller the cost of 'arson about' becomes all too clear. SuperScripts are tried and tested plays that will appeal to 11 - 16 year olds. Mostly written by professional playwrights and performed in public to popular acclaim, these plays are ideal for the English classroom and drama studio and are accompanied by an extensive range of original activities.


Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: Ten Alps Communicate

ISBN: 1902843355


Page: N.A

View: 783

Chicken becomes Mark’s second play to be performed more than 5000 times. It has averaged more than once a day since the original version was written in 1992! This 2008 version introduces the idea of Chris filming Tammy’s fatal dare on his mobile phone. The play tells the story of two cousins, Tammy and Chris. We are led to believe that something bad will happen to Chris who refuses to wear his cycle helmet. It is, however, Tammy who gets killed on the one morning that the cousins do not cycle to school. “A powerful play with a surprising twist.” Charles Vance, Amateur Stage “Performance was lively, skilful, well-paced and enjoyable. Excellent participation, explored lots of issues pertinent to Year 7, including bullying and peer pressure as well as road safety.” Mrs S Scantlebury, Head of Year 7, Chipping Norton School, Oxfordshire Suitable for: audience 8-13 Ideal for: cross-phase TIE, One Act Play Festivals and as a KS3/4 course book. Cast: 4m, 3f & 2m/f or 2m & 2f for GCSE.

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

Author: Judy Blume

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101564083

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 639

Sheila Tubman sometimes wonders who she really is: the outgoing, witty, and capable Sheila the Great, or the secret Sheila, who's afraid of the dark, spiders, swimming, and dogs. When her family spends the summer in Tarrytown, Sheila has to face some of her worst fears. Not only does a dog come with the rented house, but her parents expect Sheila to take swimming lessons! Sheila does her best to pretend she's an expert at everything, but she knows she isn't fooling her new best friend, Mouse Ellis, who happens to be a crackerjack swimmer and a dog lover. What will it take for Sheila to admit to the Tarrytown kids -- and to herself -- that she's only human?

Hard to Swallow

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: Ten Alps Communicate

ISBN: 1902843371


Page: N.A

View: 3352

Hard To Swallow has become a much used play in schools across the globe. This play, an adaptation of Maureen Dunbar’s award winning book and film “Catherine”, charts her daughter’s uneven battle with anorexia and the family’s difficulties in coping with it all. “This play reaches moments of almost unbearable intensity… naturalistic scenes flow seamlessly into sequences of highly stylised theatre… such potent theatre!” Vera Lustig, The Independent “HARD TO SWALLOW uses simple narrative and a series of stylised visual tableaux to build a powerful and sometimes harrowing chronicle of Catherine’s long and ultimately unsuccessful fight against anorexia nervosa... uncompromising and sensitive... its ability to raise our awareness of a condition about which we remain woefully ignorant defines it as an important piece of work... it should be compulsory viewing for anyone connected with the education of teenagers.” Mick Martin: Times Educational Supplement

Drama Schemes

KS3-4 : Lesson Plans from the Internationally-renowned Playwright

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: Rhinegold Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781907447174

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 2831

Drama Schemes provides a scheme of work for drama students in each year of key stages 3-4, all of which have been conceived and developed through Mark Wheeller's own teaching experiences. This is the first book to look at the teaching practices of the internationally-renowned playwright.


Author: Judy Blume

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481414402

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1870

Jill goes along with the rest of the fifth-grade class in tormenting a classmate and then finds out what it is like when she, too, becomes a target. Reissued with a fresh new look and cover art. Simultaneous.

Hooking with Yarn

Tips and Techniques That Add a New Twist to Your Hand-Hooked Rugs

Author: Judy Taylor

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9781881982296

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 7018

Edition VII in Rug Hooking's 'Framework' series is complete with detailed step-by-step instructions. Brimming with 80 full-colour images of rugs, processes, and how-to photographs, this marvellous book explores every aspect of this versatile fibre art form choosing, using, and designing rugs with yarn to advice on finishing and cleaning your project. It even includes four projects for using yarns for you to try yourself.