The Twelve Plays of Christmas

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Lowell Swortzell
Hal Leonard Corporation, 2001 - Drama - 503 pages
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(Applause Books). Here is a joyous pageant of plays by masters through the ages including Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens, Thornton Wilder, Langston Hughes, and Hans Christian Andersen ready to be produced, along with "The Traditional Christmas Pageant" and "The Second Shepherd's Play" in a modernized text and a lively version of "St. George and the Dragon." Comedies like "A Visit from St. Nicholas," "Amahl and the Night Visitors," "Kringle's Window" and "A Partridge in a Pear Tree" stand beside more serious works such as "A Child's Christmas in Wales," "Black Nativity," "Scrooge and Marley," "The Match Girl's Gift" and "The Long Christmas Dinner," called by critic John Gassner "...the most beautiful one-act play in English prose." Lowel Swortzell, himself the author of a number of popular Christmas plays, has brought together these delightful works, which are ideally suited for performances in the classroom, sanctuary, or theatre. Ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, they also can be enjoyed for themselves as holiday reading that reminds us how Christmas has inspired great writers to their highest dramatic achievements.
 

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Contents

A CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
18
THE SECOND SHEPHERDS PLAY
23
SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON AT CHRISTMAS TIDE
37
II
65
BLACK NATIVITY
67
The Shepherds of Saint Francis
97
AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS
137
III
155
SCROOGE AND MARLEY
169
A VISIT FROM ST NICHOLAS or THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
217
THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER
251
KRINGLES WINDOW
269
TINY TIM IS DEAD
327
A CHRISTMAS STORY
387
A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE
427
A CHILDS CHRISTMAS IN WALES
445

THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSEKING
157

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