Wings of Fancy: Using Readers Theatre to Study Fantasy Genre

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2006 M09 30 - 256 pages

Featuring scripts for well known classical fantasy stories, as well as more current entries into the genre, Wings of Fancy addresses subgenres such as: Fairies and Enchanted Creatures; Fantastic Beasts and Talking Animals. Each script offers a summary of the story with background information on the author and story, plus suggested further readings. Staging and presentation directions are included, as is a glossary of new and unfamiliar terms. Unlike most other books of this type, lesson plans and project ideas are also included for each story. Grades 4-8

The Readers Theatre series presents original scripts written for the purpose of teaching a specific literary genre. Each book is composed of 24-28 scripts, keyed to published books, plays, poems or stories in that genre, encouraging students to read the originals to accomplish the correlated project. Staging and presentation directions are included. Two-leveled (lower and higher level) projects with all needed lesson plans, forms and discussion are also provided for each script.

About the author (2006)

Joan Garner has been involved in theatre for over 20 years, participating in every aspect of play production while concentrating most heavily on theatre design. She has produced, directed, and acted, and most significantly, has been the production designer for over 40 plays, the majority of these being challenging musicals. She has also taught the art of set design and decoration, and has served on the board of directors at the community theatre level.

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