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Nelson Thornes, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 118 pages
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This series intends to satisfy teacher requests for new drama by the best authors. 2001 National Curriculum requirements for students to read recent and contemporary drama are catered for in scripts specifically written for 11-16 plus. Having been performed as part of a nationwide youth theatre scheme, Connections are suited for school-based productions. Connections are ideal for class reading and studio performance, lasting about one hour each, and with casts of seven to 20 plus. Activities and support material provided on a dedicated website should encourage pupils to engage with and think beyond the text. This volume contains Paul Goetzee's dramatic parable involving two warring tribes and their reconciliation. It is suitable for a cast size of 13 plus a chorus. Philip Ridley's play follows the restoration of war-shattered lives, and is suitable for a cast of seven. It is appropriate for 11-14 year olds.

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Playwright Philip Ridley was born in the East End of London, where he still lives and works. He is a contemporary artist, poet, novelist, film-maker and one of the country's most celebrated living playwrights. Ridley has been described as 'probably a genius' (Time Out), 'a visionary' (Rolling Stone), 'the master of modern myth' (Guardian) and 'the best British playwright of the last 20 years' (Aleks Sierz, author of In-Yer-Face Theatre).

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