Too Much Punch for Judy

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902843056

Category: Children's plays, English

Page: 51

View: 4643

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: 2547

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.

Legal Weapon 2

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: Ten Alps Communicate

ISBN: 190284341X

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7009

Chicken!

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: Ten Alps Communicate

ISBN: 1902843355

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1892

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.

Hard to Swallow

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: Ten Alps Communicate

ISBN: 1902843371

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2864

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

Історія одного кохання

Переказ

Author: Ерік Вольф Сігал

Publisher: Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9775

«Читай швидко» — це серія стислих викладів шедеврів світової літератури. Ця книга стане справжньою знахідкою для тих, хто хоче швидко підготуватися до контрольної або виконати домашнє завдання. Книга в переказі Івана Опанасовича Харченка.

Gate Escape

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902843148

Category:

Page: 79

View: 2381

The Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke commissioned The Great Escape as a TIE play in 2002. It became highly acclaimed on its first two professional tours and seems set to rival Too Much Punch For Judy as one of Mark's all time popular plays. The story centres on two truants - Corey who claims to be 'addicted' and Chalkie who views himself as a 'casual truant'. The play explores their past through a task they are set by a surreal Big Brother like figure. The loser will be in for some dramatic Big Bother... who will lose... what will this bother be?

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: 7330

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.

Людина розумна. Історія людства від минулого до майбутнього

Author: Ювал Ной Харарі

Publisher: Family Leisure Club

ISBN: 6171217425

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9419

Дослідження, що стало світовим бестселером № 1 за версією The New York Times та лідером продажів на Amazon.com, ламає усталені уявлення про земну історію від появи людини й народження мови до сьогодення і примушує задуматися: шлях розвитку наших предків міг бути зовсім іншим. Долучіться до історичної розвідки, і вас приголомшать неочікувані й сміливі припущення. У книжці ви не знайдете нудної хронології та сухих дат, але разом з автором розмірковуватимете про численні «чому?». ▶ Чому Людина Розумна отримала шанс на майбутнє та що винищило її найближчих древніх родичів? ▶ Чому перехід від збиральництва до сільського господарства став пасткою для людини й погіршив її життя? ▶ Чому могутні імперії інків та монголів зазнали краху та були переможені нечисленними групами європейців? ▶ Що таке «теорія пліток» і як розмови про те, чого насправді не існує, підняли людину на вищий щабель цивілізації? ▶ Що спільного між релігією та ідеологією? Чим відрізняються християнство та буддизм? ▶ Як гроші та кредити стали однією з основних рушійних сил цивілізації? ▶ Чому зруйновані імперії досі керують людством?

Arson about

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748790104

Category:

Page: 96

View: 6496

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.

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

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350011304

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 7266

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.

Матильда

Author: Роальд Дал

Publisher: Видавництво Івана Малковича «А-БА-БА-ГА-ЛА-МА-ГА»

ISBN: 9667047644

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6471

Матильда — геніальна дитина, проте її родичі так не вважають. Для них вона — зайвий клопіт, головний біль. І Матильда вирішує перевиховати своїх обмежених і зациклених на собі родичів, а заодно й жахливу директорку школи пані Транчбул... 1988 року «Матильду» було визнано найкращою в світі дитячою книжкою.

Список Шиндлера

Author: Томас Кініллі

Publisher: Family Leisure Club

ISBN: 9661496730

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4396

Його ім’я відоме усьому світу і вже давно стало називним. Оскар Шиндлер. Людина, яка довела, що можна здійснити справжнє диво — подарувати життя… Дати шанс на порятунок тоді, коли сподіватися вже нема на що… На початку Другої світової німецький підприємець Оскар Шиндлер відкрив у Польщі фабрику, на якій виробляли емальований посуд. І ця фабрика, де працювали євреї з гетто, стала для них немов Ноєвим ковчегом… Коли було ухвалено рішення про знищення краківського гетто, Шиндлеру неймовірними зусиллями вдалося вивезти своїх робітників і захистити їх від жаху табору смерті Аушвіцу. Він урятував майже 1300 євреїв. Більше, ніж будь-хто за всю історію найстрашнішої в історії людства війни…

Код да Вінчі

Author: Ден Браун

Publisher: Family Leisure Club

ISBN: 617125231X

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2308

ВДВ (Великий Дружній Велетень)

Author: Роальд Дал

Publisher: Видавництво Івана Малковича «А-БА-БА-ГА-ЛА-МА-ГА»

ISBN: 6175850548

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6375

«Я пишу лише про те, що забиває дух або смішить. Діти знають, що я завжди на їхньому боці», — ці слова Роальда Дала дуже точно відображають зміст і характер однієї з найблискучіших його дитячих повістей під назвою «ВДВ». Веселі, зворушливі і моторошні пригоди семиметрового велетня та маленької дівчинки Софії давно стали настільною книжкою для юних читачів Західної Європи та США. Софія та ВДВ вирішили втілити один надзвичайно сміливий план, який має порятувати людей від велетнів-людожерів... Серед героїв книжки — англійська королева, головнокомандувач військово-повітряних сил, велетні — Тілогриз, Костохруст та інші. Світова критика називає «ВДВ» «Книгою №1» сучасної дитячої літератури.

The Lives and Times of the Great Composers

Author: Michael Steen

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848312679

Category: Music

Page: 968

View: 1772

'A glorious plum-pudding of a book, to be consulted, with pleasure and profit, over and over again' Sir Jeremy Isaacs Michael Steen's 'Great Composers' was originally published in 2003. A lifetime's work and almost 1000 pages long, it has since become 'the' reference point and key read on the biographical backgrounds to classical music's biggest names. Authoritative and hugely detailed - but nonetheless a joy to read - this new edition will expand its readership further and capitalise on a newfound popular interest in classical music. Steen's book helps you explore the story of Bach, the respectable burgher much of whose vast output was composed amidst petty turf disputes in Lutheran Leipzig; or the ugly, argumentative Beethoven in French-occupied Vienna, obsessed by his laundry; or Mozart, the over-exploited infant prodigy whose untimely death was shrouded in rumour. Read about Verdi, who composed against the background of the Italian Risorgimento; or about the family life of the Wagners; and, Brahms, who rose from the slums of Hamburg to become a devotee of beer and coffee in fin-de-siecle Vienna, a cultural capital bent on destroying Mahler...and much, much more.

London Charivari

Author: Henry Mayhew,Mark Lemon,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Sir Francis Cowley Burnand,Sir Owen Seaman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English wit and humor

Page: N.A

View: 9982

The Big Book of Ghost Stories

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 034580600X

Category: Fiction

Page: 848

View: 7406

A spirited Black Lizard anthology with over a thousand pages of haunted—and haunting—ghost tales. Includes eerie vintage ghost illustrations. The ghost story is perhaps the oldest of all the supernatural literary genres and has captured the imagination of almost every writer to put pen to the page. Here, Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler has followed his keen sense of the supernatural to collect the most chilling and uncanny tales in the canon. These spectral stories span more than a hundred years, from modern-day horrors by Joyce Carol Oates, Chet Williamson and Andrew Klavan, to pulp yarns from August Derleth, Greye La Spina, and M. L. Humphreys, to the atmospheric Victorian tales of Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, and H. P. Lovecraft, not to mention modern works by the likes of Donald E. Westlake and Isaac Asimov that are already classics. Some of these stories have haunted the canon for a century, while others are making their first ghoulish appearance in book form. Whether you prefer possessive poltergeists, awful apparitions, or friendly phantoms, these stories are guaranteed to thrill you, tingle the spine, or tickle the funny bone, and keep you turning the pages with fearful delight. Including such classics as “The Monkey’s Paw” and “The Open Window” and eerie vintage illustrations, and also featuring haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore! AlsoFeaturing haunted mansions, midnight frights, lovers from beyond the grave, rapping, tapping, wailing shades, and ghosts, ghouls, and specters galore!