The stage is a magical place, where the
ordinary transforms into the extraordinary and imagination rules supreme.
Discover the wonders of the stage with Good Heavens!. The seven plays in this
collection will help you explore different aspect of theatre. While some require
interesting sets, props and costumes, others demand imaginative choreography,
music and stage lighting. Good Heavens! No, Not I and Stone Soup will have the
audience doubling up with laughter; Hamsadhwani and A Christmas Miracle will
make them ponder and debate; and The White Elephant and The Monster Night
throw up unusual problems that children resolve!
In the detailed introduction,
the author discusses theatre, its origins, and how to prepare for a production.
Meticulous, with step by step details on auditions, rehearsals, props, set design,
sound, music, costumes and lighting, it acquaints you with the stage and its
Written by one of India's most exciting playwrights for children,
Good Heavens is invaluable for all who are interested in children's play, and
especially those involved in children's theatre productions.
About the Author
Poile Sengupta has written several books for
children. Her published works include Vikram and Vetal, The Exquisite Balance,
The Way to My Friend's House, Story of the Road, How the Path Grew,
Waterflowers, Role Call and Role Call again. Her stories have appeared in
various anthologies like The Puffin Treasury of Modern Indian Stories, Sorry, Best
Friend, One World and the Best of Target. Her column, A Letter to You, ran in
Children's World for nearly three decades.
Poile is also a playwright. She has
written several plays for adults, of which Mangalam has been published by
Seagull Books, Calcutta. She has also written one full-length musical,
Yavamajakka, and a number of short plays for children.
She has been a
teacher at school and college and is a well known theatre person in Bangalore,
which is her home. Poile has recently moved to Delhi to be with her husband how
is senior civil servant.
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