The Witches: Plays for Children

The Witches Plays for Children Dare you take on the role of the Grand High Witch David Wood has created seven short plays to read and perform With notes on simple staging props and costumes the plays can be produced with the mini

  • Title: The Witches: Plays for Children
  • Author: David Wood Roald Dahl
  • ISBN: 9780141310848
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dare you take on the role of the Grand High Witch David Wood has created seven short plays to read and perform With notes on simple staging, props and costumes, the plays can be produced with the minimum of experience and resources.Children will have a phizzwizardly good time and their friends won t believe their gogglers

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    • David Wood Roald Dahl

      DAVID WOOD began writing as a student at Oxford University in the sixties He wrote his first play for children in 1967 and has since written over sixty They are performed all over the world and include THE GINGERBREAD MAN nine London seasons , THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT WENT TO SEE six London seasons, co written with Sheila Ruskin , THE SELFISH SHELLFISH, THE SEE SAW TREE, SAVE THE HUMAN from the story he wrote with cartoonist Tony Husband , THE IDEAL GNOME EXPEDITION and THE PLOTTERS OF CABBAGE PATCH CORNER His stage adaptations of well known books include Dick King Smith s BABE THE SHEEP PIG, Roald Dahl s THE BFG and THE WITCHES both of which played long tours and two West End seasons , THE TWITS, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and FANTASTIC MR FOX, DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD and GEORGE S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE, HRH The Prince of Wales THE OLD MAN OF LOCHNAGAR, Michael Foreman s DINOSAURS AND ALL THAT RUBBISH, Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski s MEG AND MOG SHOW five London seasons for Unicorn Theatre , Philippa Pearce s TOM S MIDNIGHT GARDEN which Unicorn Theatre played on tour, in the West End and on Broadway and Judith Kerr s THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA He was dubbed the national children s dramatist by Irving Wardle in The Times and published, to rave reviews, THEATRE FOR CHILDREN GUIDE TO WRITING, ADAPTING, DIRECTING AND ACTING Faber , co written with Janet Grant, which has become required reading on the subject in the UK and the US, and is now published in China.He directed many of his plays for his own company, Whirligig Theatre founded with John Gould in 1979 , which for 25 years toured to major theatres nationwide include Sadler s Wells in London Film screenplays include SWALLOWS AND S and BACK HOME, which won a gold award at the New York Film and TV Festival 1991 Writing for television includes the series CHIPS COMIC, CHISH N FIPS and THE GINGERBREAD MAN and TIDE RACE, his filmed drama for Central Television and the European Broadcasting Union, has won several international awards.For BBC Radio 4 he adapted Arthur Ransome s SWALLOWS AND S He also writes children s books with Richard Fowler he has co created novelty books including BEDTIME STORY, MOLE S SUMMER STORY, MOLE S WINTER STORY, SILLY SPIDER, THE MAGIC SHOW, FUNNY BUNNY S MAGIC SHOW and THE TOY CUPBOARD He wrote THE PHANTOM CAT OF THE OPERA illustrated by Peters Day.David Wood has followed a parallel career as an actor, best remembered as Johnny in Lindsay Anderson s cult film IF He is married to Jacqueline Stanbury they have two grown up daughters, Katherine and Rebecca.In 2004 he was awarded an OBE for services to literature and drama in the Queen s birthday honours.In 2006 he wrote THE QUEEN S HANDBAG, a play to celebrate the Queen s 80th birthday It was performed by an all star cast in Buckingham Palace Gardens at the Children s Party at the Palace, and seen live on BBC 1 by 8,000,000 television viewers from davidwood all_about

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    • When an orphaned boy and his gradmother take a vacation they stumble upon the Annual Witches convention. When he accidentally sits in on a meeting, he learns about Formula 86 Delayed Action Mouse-Maker which will turn all the children of the world into mice. Unfortunately, he must experience this firsthand as the witches smell him in the room. With no toes and rotten worm eating faces, the descriptions and illustrations are both comical and scary. The boy and his grandmother must come up with a [...]





    • The book begins with a description of REAL WITCHES, who may, in fact, look like everyday people. The narrator discusses the loss of his parents, and going to live with his grandmother. His grandmother warns him about witches, as they have caused five children (that she knows of) to disappear. She gives him lessons about how to recognize witches, about The Grand High Witch of All the World. He runs into a convention of witches, who plan on making every child disappear. They turn the narrator into [...]


    • This book is about the "real" witches. It makes you believe that witches do exist and can look like anyone, unless you look for certain signs. I recommend you read the book before you see the movie. It is so much better than the movie. This would have been nice to read a sequel to this book.


    • Great for adaptation for schools, has a lot of variety for students and opportunity to develop physical theatre.



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