ERIC Number: ED126545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
The Traveling Plays of Clare Tree Major.
Gamble, Michael W.
Clara Tree Major, the first producer to provide professional touring plays exclusively for children's audiences (from 1925 until 1954), not only produced these plays but also wrote the scripts by adapting children's stories for the theatre. This paper investigates Major's playwriting principles and techniques, examines Major's philosophy in play selection, provides an overview of all the titles chosen for presentation, and analyzes the script of "Little Women" to discover Major's use of dramatic form in her adaptations. Two tables illustrate the text: one diagrams the doubling of actors for "Toby Tyler" and the other charts the number of productions of each play title. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A