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Storyteller Sequence : Karamazoo / Fairytaleheart / Sparkleshark / Moonfleece / Brokenville (Paperback)

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This collection brings together Philip Ridley's one-act plays for young people, known asThe Storyteller Sequence, ideal for teenagers to either watch or perform.

Karamazoo is a fifteen-minute monologue about one of the coolest, most popular kids in the school, whose recent increase in popularity is the direct result of a character make-over following the death of a parent. A witty and moving performance piece for the teenage actor.

Fairytaleheart features two fifteen-year-olds, Kirsty and Gideon, who meet for the first time and come to terms with their broken families by sharing their hopes, fears and past experiences - as well as stories - in a derelict community centre.

Sparkleshark tells of fourteen-year-old Jake - a victim of bullying and other teenager's mockery - who has to take refuge on the roof of a tower block in order to write his stories.

Moonfleece sees Curtis, a young right-wing activist, arrange a meeting in a flat of a derelict tower block where he lived as a child. But his older brother's ghost keeps haunting him. Moonfleeceis an intense and thrilling exploration of memory and identity.

Brokenville features an unknown disaster, which has left seven characters with little knowledge of who they are or of what has happened. As an old woman and five teenagers begin to act out stories for a mute and frightened child, they begin to discover a little of who they were and what they can be.

This collection brings together Philip Ridley's one-act plays for young people, known asThe Storyteller Sequence, ideal for teenagers to either watch or perform.

Karamazoo is a fifteen-minute monologue about one of the coolest, most popular kids in the school, whose recent increase in popularity is the direct result of a character make-over following the death of a parent. A witty and moving performance piece for the teenage actor.

Fairytaleheart features two fifteen-year-olds, Kirsty and Gideon, who meet for the first time and come to terms with their broken families by sharing their hopes, fears and past experiences - as well as stories - in a derelict community centre.

Sparkleshark tells of fourteen-year-old Jake - a victim of bullying and other teenager's mockery - who has to take refuge on the roof of a tower block in order to write his stories.

Moonfleece sees Curtis, a young right-wing activist, arrange a meeting in a flat of a derelict tower block where he lived as a child. But his older brother's ghost keeps haunting him. Moonfleeceis an intense and thrilling exploration of memory and identity.

Brokenville features an unknown disaster, which has left seven characters with little knowledge of who they are or of what has happened. As an old woman and five teenagers begin to act out stories for a mute and frightened child, they begin to discover a little of who they were and what they can be.
Number of Pages: 299
Genre: Drama
Series Title: Plays for Young People
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Philip Ridley
Language: English
Street Date: October 22, 2015
TCIN: 46776675
UPC: 9781474216999
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0845

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