Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult
Author: Jan Peterson Ewen
Publisher: Meriwether Publishing Ltd.
What happens when Bo Peep who lost her sheep runs into Mary who has a little lamb? This book is a collection of hilarious fairy tale scenes that audiences have never seen before. Written for student actors, these short acts are meant to help students get out of their comfort zones and learn to enjoy acting. With storylines that explore what happens when Old MacDonald tries to retire, a little Miss Muffet who’s not afraid of spiders, a mayoral candidacy race between Tortoise and Hare, and more, this book is sure to be a hit.
This book takes the well-known, beloved fairy tales and nursery rhymes that reader’s grew up hearing and tells them from a totally new perspective. The scenes are well-thought out and clever, and would be such a blast to act out! The comical nature of the acts aims to help students learn to play with the script and experience the fun of acting. This book would be perfect for a drama or theater class or even a general education room. It’s simple enough for older elementary school students to read or perform, and witty enough for even adults to enjoy. Whoever the audience or cast is, they are bound to love Fractured Fairy Tales for Student Actors!