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A Game Of Soldiers

Author: Jan Needle

Part of a series: Plays Plus

Publisher: Collins Educational (1997)

This play tells the gripping story of some Falkland Island children who find a wounded Argentinian soldier. Useful for classroom activities as the playscript focuses on issues that are of interest in schools.

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: A Play

Authors: Roald Dahl, Richard George

Publisher: Puffin (1979)

Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, died in 1990 but his books continue to be bestsellers. Richard George was an elementary school teacher in New York when he wrote this stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's bestselling story - and Roald Dahl himself recommended that it should be published.

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Doctor, Doctor!

Author: Julia Donaldson

Part of a series: Bug Club Purple

Publisher: Pearson Education Limited (2013)

Perfect for enjoying in school or at home, Bug Club is proud to present a new series of plays to get kids reading, sharing and interacting at KS1.

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Face : The Play

Authors: Benjamin Zephaniah, Richard Conlon

Publisher: Heinemann (2008)

Benjamin Zephaniah and Richard Conlon deal with issues such as prejudice, drugs and disfigurement in this vibrant, gritty adaptation of Zephaniah's bestselling novel for young people. Everything is going Martin's way. The holidays have started, he's got a gorgeous girlfriend and everyone agrees he's the coolest dancer around. But when his world is turned upside down by a crash in a stolen car, he has to come to terms with more than his facial injuries... Aimed (probably) at older children and teenagers, the novel skirts allegory. After a night in a local rap club--when Martin has to overcome a certain sense that blacks are "just different"--the (joy)ride accident which destroys his face propels Martin into a world where he has to learn to "deal with other people's prejudices". It's a world of pain, sometimes hatred, which, if anything, Zephaniah underplays here: this is Martin's tale of winning despite the odds. But that discretion may well help to jolt the imagination towards one of the underlying visions of Face: an East End where the white teen boys know they're not going to "get away with a racist remark here".

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Author: JK Rowling

Publisher: Little Brown (2016)

When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone... Inspired by the original Hogwart's textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books.

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Free!

Author: David Grant

Publisher: Pearson Education (2009)

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Heroin Lies

Author: Wayne Denfhy

Publisher: dbda (2004)

A play for secondary schools and youth theatre groups, this story charts the gradual decline of one young girl into an ultimately fatal drug addiction, examining what happens to her from when she first encounters heroin to her discovery slumped unconscious in a telephone box.

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Journeys End: The Play (Heinemann Plays For 14 - 16 plus)

Author: RC Sherriff

Publisher: Heinemann (1993)

The "Heinemann Plays" series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and an equal mix of boy and girl parts. This play deals with the horror and futility of trench warfare, as Captain Stanhope and his officers await attack in their dugout. 'Journey's End' opens in the bleak environment of the Western Front as a new arrival James Raleigh comes to join a group of soldiers in the trench system. The 'journey' on which the soldiers embark upon is contains two human attributes, the first being emotional attachment, the second being the power of perseverance.

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Macbeth

Author: William Shakespeare

Part of a series: Cambridge School Shakespeare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press (2005)

This edition of Macbeth is part of the groundbreaking Cambridge School Shakespeare series established by Rex Gibson. Remaining faithful to the series' active approach it treats the play as a script to be acted, explored and enjoyed. As well as the complete script of the play, you will find a variety of classroom-tested activities, an eight-page colour section and a selection of notes including information on characters, performance, history and language.

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National Theatre Connections 2013

Author: Various

Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama (2013)

Drawing together the work of ten leading playwrights – a mixture of established and current writers – 'National Theatre Connections 2013' offers young performers between the ages of thirteen and nineteen everywhere an engaging selection of plays to perform, read or study. Each play is specifically commissioned by the National Theatre's literary department and reflects the past year's programming at the venue in the plays'ideas, themes and styles. The plays are performed by approximately 200 schools and youth theatre companies across the Uk and Ireland, in partnership with multiple professional regional theatres where the works are showcased. The volume features an introduction by Anthony Banks, Associate Director for the National Theatre Discover Programme, and each play includes notes from the writer and director addressing the themes and ideas behind the play, as well as production notes and exercises. Published to coincide with the 2013 Connections festival, and the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre, this collection features work from Howard Brenton, Jim Cartwright, Lucinda Coxon, Ryan Craig, Stacey Gregg, Jonathan Harvey, Lenny Henry, Jemma Kennedy, Morna Pearson, and Anya Reiss.

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