Children's plays, English

Too Much Punch for Judy

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902843056

Category: Children's plays, English

Page: 51

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This documentary play script focuses on the feelings instigated by a death as a result of drink driving. A tragic drink/drive accident results in the death of Jo, the front seat passenger whilst the driver, her sister Judy, escapes unhurt (or has she?).

Riddley Walker

Author: Russell Hoban

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408832240

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5792

‘Walker is my name and I am the same. Riddley Walker. Walking my riddels where ever theyve took me and walking them now on this paper the same. There aint that many sir prizes in life if you take noatis of every thing. Every time will have its happenings out and every place the same. Thats why I finely come to writing all this down. Thinking on what the idear of us myt be. Thinking on that thing whats in us lorn and loan and oansome.’ Composed in an English which has never been spoken and laced with a storytelling tradition that predates the written word, RIDDLEY WALKER is the world waiting for us at the bitter end of the nuclear road. It is desolate, dangerous and harrowing, and a modern masterpiece.
Missing children

Missing Dan Nolan

Based on a True Story

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902843162

Category: Missing children

Page: 63

View: 8882

This play, based on the true story of Dan Nolan, a teenage boy who went missing on the 1st January 2002, is written in the same documentary style as 'Too Much Punch for Judy'. During 2003, it has been shown at various Drama Festivals and has won awards and commendations at every one.
Performing Arts

Punch and Judy in 19th Century America

A History and Biographical Dictionary

Author: Ryan Howard

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476601542

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

View: 6553

The hand-puppet play starring the characters Punch and Judy was introduced from England and became extremely popular in the United States in the 1800s. This book details information on nearly 350 American Punch players. It explores the significance of the 19th–century American show as a reflection of the attitudes and conditions of its time and place. The century was a time of changing feelings about what it means to be human. There was an intensified awareness of the racial, cultural, social and economical diversity of the human species, and a corresponding concern for the experience of human oneness. The American Punch and Judy show was one of the manifestations of these conditions.
Political Science

Punch and Judy Politics

An Insiders' Guide to Prime Minister’s Questions

Author: Ayesha Hazarika,Tom Hamilton

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785903586

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Prime Minister’s Questions is the bear pit of British politics, a unique way of holding the powerful to account. While it is watched and admired around the world, it is often hated at home for bringing out the worst in our politicians. However, despite the best attempts of successive party leaders to try and move away from ‘Punch and Judy politics’, PMQs are here to stay. It sets the agenda, indicates who’s up and who's down and, most importantly, defines Prime Ministers and Leaders of the Opposition. Ayesha Hazarika and Tom Hamilton spent every Wednesday morning for five years preparing Ed Miliband for combat ahead of PMQs, with varying degrees of success. They know what it’s like to prepare a leader for the most stressful, unforgiving moment of the political week and they have lived through the drama, tension and black humour that goes with being in the room. They have seen the highs when a leader wins at the Dispatch Box as well as – perhaps more often – the lows when they take a beating. This book lifts the lid on PMQs, reveals the tricks of the trade from leading politicians and the people who prepared them, and takes you behind the scenes of some of the biggest PMQs moments. Part history, part inside account, this book is an entertaining and honest guide to one of the most loved, feared and loathed features of British politics by two people who know just how tough it can be.
Juvenile Fiction

The Box of Delights

Author: John Masefield

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 159017786X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 312

View: 4351

Strange things begin to happen the minute young Kay Harker boards the train to go home for Christmas and finds himself under observation by two very shifty-looking characters. Arriving at his destination, the boy is immediately accosted by a bright-eyed old man with a mysterious message: “The wolves are running.” Soon danger is everywhere, as a gang of criminals headed by the notorious wizard Abner Brown and his witch wife Sylvia Daisy Pouncer gets to work. What does Abner Brown want? The magic box that the old man has entrusted to Kay, which allows him to travel freely not only in space but in time, too. The gang will stop at nothing to carry out their plan, even kidnapping Kay’s friend, the tough little Maria Jones, and threatening to cancel Christmas celebrations altogether. But with the help of his allies, including an intrepid mouse, a squadron of Roman soldiers, the legendary Herne the Hunter, and the inventor of the Box of Delights himself, Kay just may be able rescue his friend, foil Abner Brown’s plot, and save Christmas, too. At once a thriller, a romp, and a spellbinding fantasy, The Box of Delights is a great English children’s book and a perfect Christmas treat.

I Love You, Mum - I Promise I Won't Die

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350011304

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 3737

I'd had a conversation specifically with Dan about ecstasy. It's one of the things you do as a parent, isn't it? Wear your helmet when you're out on your bike, you know, don't take drugs. To be honest, I was more worried about him being safe on his bike than at a party with his friends. The words of the title are the last ones spoken by sixteen-year-old Daniel Spargo-Mabbs to his mother. In January 2014, Daniel's parents thought he was going to a friend's house. He actually attended an illegal rave and later died after taking MDMA. That fateful evening is told through the words of his school friends and family, divided into two hard-hitting acts in Mark Wheeller's verbatim play. I Love You, Mum - I Promise I Won't Die was commissioned by the charity set up in Daniel's memory to raise awareness about the danger of party drugs. It is a fast-paced, tragic, vibrant piece of verbatim theatre, which should engage teenage readers, audiences and performers alike.
Performing Arts

Stand-Up Comedy

The Book

Author: Judy Carter

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307575209

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 5808

All the world loves a clown and whether you want to clown around at parties or make a living as a standup comic, comedian Judy Carter can show you how to "do" comedy.
Children's stories

The Tragical Comedy Or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch

A Romance

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0747588449

Category: Children's stories

Page: 96

View: 8423

The classic graphic novel - a dark fable of childhood and growing up.
Family & Relationships

How Not to Date

Author: Judy Mcguire

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570617635

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 8347

On the heels of the success of How to Date in a Post-Dating World comes this polar opposite: a collection of dating nightmares that'll certainly let readers know what absolutely not to do on a date. Since the year 2000, dating columnist Judy McGuire has advised and entertained singles with her irreverent Ask DateGirl column. For every possible type of dating nightmare scenario out there, Judy's most probably heard about it, and has offered advice on what to do to resolve it if the problem date is still lingering. In this book, she collects some of the worst dates she has heard about, ranging from the bland to the incredibly frightening.

Violent Victorians

Popular entertainment in nineteenth-century London

Author: Rosalind Crone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719095050

Category: History

Page: 321

View: 2639

We are often told that the Victorians were far less violent than their forebears: over the course of the nineteenth century, violent sports were mostly outlawed, violent crime, including homicide, began to decline, and bodily punishments, including hanging, were increasingly hidden from public view. They were also much more respectable, and actively sought orderly, uplifting, domestic and refined pastimes. Yet these were the very same people who celebrated the exceptionally violent careers of anti-heroes such as the brutal puppet Punch and the murderous barber Sweeney Todd. Violent Victorians tackles this incongruity head on, drawing attention to the wide range of gruesome, bloody and confronting amusements and pastimes, patronised by ordinary Londoners, that did not conform to the values of respectability which we so often claim characterised Victorian culture. From the turn of the nineteenth century, graphic, yet orderly, 're-enactments' of high-level violence, with foundations in fact and fiction, flourished in travelling entertainments, penny broadsides, popular theatres, cheap instalment fiction and Sunday newspapers. This book explores the ways in which violent representations siphoned off much of the actual violence that had hitherto been expressed in all manner of social and political dealings, thus providing a crucial accompaniment to schemes for the reformation of manners and the taming of the streets, while also serving as a check on the growing cultural hegemony of the middle class. Violent Victorians will appeal to scholars in a range of disciplines, from history and literature, to cultural studies, media studies and criminology, as well as anyone with an interest in the Victorian period or in the function of violent entertainments.

Travel as a Political Act

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Rick Steves

ISBN: 1641710470

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 9640

Change the world one trip at a time. In this illuminating collection of stories and lessons from the road, acclaimed travel writer Rick Steves shares a powerful message that resonates now more than ever. With the world facing divisive and often frightening events, from Trump, Brexit, and Erdogan, to climate change, nativism, and populism, there's never been a more important time to travel. Rick believes the risks of travel are widely exaggerated, and that fear is for people who don't get out much. After years of living out of a suitcase, he still marvels at how different cultures find different truths to be self-evident. By sharing his experiences from Europe, Central America, Asia, and the Middle East, Rick shows how we can learn more about own country by viewing it from afar. With gripping stories from Rick's decades of exploration, this fully revised edition of Travel as a Political Act is an antidote to the current climate of xenophobia. When we travel thoughtfully, we bring back the most beautiful souvenir of all: a broader perspective on the world that we all call home. All royalties from the sale of Travel as a Political Act are donated to support the work of Bread for the World, a non-partisan organization working to end hunger at home and abroad.
Juvenile Fiction

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

Author: Judy Blume

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101564083

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 8350

Sheila Tubman sometimes wonders who she really is: the outgoing, witty, and capable Sheila the Great, or the secret Sheila, who's afraid of the dark, spiders, swimming, and dogs. When her family spends the summer in Tarrytown, Sheila has to face some of her worst fears. Not only does a dog come with the rented house, but her parents expect Sheila to take swimming lessons! Sheila does her best to pretend she's an expert at everything, but she knows she isn't fooling her new best friend, Mouse Ellis, who happens to be a crackerjack swimmer and a dog lover. What will it take for Sheila to admit to the Tarrytown kids -- and to herself -- that she's only human?

Peacemaking Women

Biblical Hope for Resolving Conflict

Author: Tara Klena Barthel,Judy Dabler

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441200327

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 5248

Women have a strong desire for relational connections. Relationships between women can be especially enriching, but when conflict arises, they also can be especially damaging. Too many women approach conflict as if they were unbelievers-with gossip, spiteful actions, bitterness, and even hatred. In Peacemaking Women, Tara Klena Barthel and Judy Dabler offer a meaningful, lasting message to lead women out of conflict to a state of peace where they can live as representatives of Christ to one another and well as unbelievers. With advice that is firmly rooted in Scripture, the authors bring sound, practical help for women who want to know what the Bible says about conflict resolution and how to achieve peace in their relationships with God, self, and others.

Hard to Swallow

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: Ten Alps Communicate

ISBN: 1902843371


Page: N.A

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Hard To Swallow has become a much used play in schools across the globe. This play, an adaptation of Maureen Dunbar’s award winning book and film “Catherine”, charts her daughter’s uneven battle with anorexia and the family’s difficulties in coping with it all. “This play reaches moments of almost unbearable intensity… naturalistic scenes flow seamlessly into sequences of highly stylised theatre… such potent theatre!” Vera Lustig, The Independent “HARD TO SWALLOW uses simple narrative and a series of stylised visual tableaux to build a powerful and sometimes harrowing chronicle of Catherine’s long and ultimately unsuccessful fight against anorexia nervosa... uncompromising and sensitive... its ability to raise our awareness of a condition about which we remain woefully ignorant defines it as an important piece of work... it should be compulsory viewing for anyone connected with the education of teenagers.” Mick Martin: Times Educational Supplement

Drama Schemes

KS3-4 : Lesson Plans from the Internationally-renowned Playwright

Author: Mark Wheeller

Publisher: Rhinegold Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781907447174

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 9960

Drama Schemes provides a scheme of work for drama students in each year of key stages 3-4, all of which have been conceived and developed through Mark Wheeller's own teaching experiences. This is the first book to look at the teaching practices of the internationally-renowned playwright.
Juvenile Fiction

The Pain and the Great One

Author: Judy Blume,Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481411454

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 703

A six-year-old (The Pain) and his eight-year-old sister (The Great One) see each other as troublemakers and the best-loved in the family.


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