His Dark Materials

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Heinemann, 2005 - Children's plays - 320 pages
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From the novels by Philip Pullman, this brilliant adaptation by Nicholas Wright of His Dark Materials is sure to be a runaway success with your students - such is the popularity of the original trilogy which has earned wide literary acclaim.
  • Consists of the two critically acclaimed plays performed at the National Theatre both printed in one volume - thus offering exceptional value for money.
  • Invaluable teacher's notes and student drama activities written by Ruth Moore and Paul Bunyan, recognised experts in the area of Drama in English.
  • Philip Pullman worked closely with playwright Nicolas Wright to create the text, and both writers have contributed introductions to our edition.
  • The exciting, highly imaginative storyline, which captivates boys and girls alike, offers a wide range of textual and dramatic investigations.
Parts for all the class, and ideal for smaller groups, with potential for interchangeable male/female roles.

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User Review  - djryan - LibraryThing

Pullman's trilogy distilled down to it's essence. All of the power and bite of the novels with none of the watered-down pandering to American Christians that ruined the movie. No kings, no bishops, no priests. We'll be free citizens of the Republic of Heaven Read full review

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User Review  - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing

In 2003, His Dark Materials was turned into a stageplay, starring Anna Maxwell Martin (who has appeared in Doctor Who but I best know from Bleak House). When I found this out, I decided to hunt down ... Read full review


Introduction by Philip Pullman
Introduction to the Activities 282
Reflecting on the Activities 315

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About the author (2005)

Nicholas Wright, an associate director of the Royal National Theatre, is an actor & playwright & author of the celebrated play "Mrs. Klein". He lives in London.

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich on October 19, 1946. He graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English. He taught at various Oxford middle schools and at Westminster College for eight years. He is the author of many acclaimed novels, plays, and picture books for readers of all ages. His first book, Count Karlstein, was published in 1982. His other books include: The Firework-Maker's Daughter; I Was a Rat!; Clockwork or All Wound Up; and The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. He is also the author of the Sally Lockhart series and the His Dark Materials Trilogy. He is the author of The Book of Dust, volume 1. He has received numerous awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Fiction Award for Northern Lights (The Golden Compass), the Whitbread Book of the Year Award for The Amber Spyglass, the Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature in 2002, and the Astrid Lindgren Award in 2005.

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