ERIC Number: ED442151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
"Ramona Quimby": Adapted by Len Jenkin from the Ramona Books by Beverly Cleary. Cue Sheet for Students.
This performance guide is designed for teachers to use with students before and after a performance of "Ramona Quimby," adapted by Len Jenkin from the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary. The guide, called a "Cuesheet," contains seven activity sheets for use in class, addressing: (1) The Characters (introducing the characters in the play, and theatre conventions such as scenes, narrators, and actors doubling roles); (2) The Story (offering a story synopsis); (3) Your Neighborhood (offering a description and a map of the neighborhood in which the story takes place, and the props and set pieces used to create that world); (4) From Book to Play (discussing how playwrights adapt books to plays and how this play was adapted from several books); (5) Imagination in "Ramona Quimby" (discussing the role of imagination in the play and in the theatre); (6) Beverly Cleary (about the author Beverly Cleary and how she came to write books); and (7) Going to the Kennedy Center (about the audience's important role in a performance and about the Kennedy Center itself). Resources for further exploration are listed. (SR)
Descriptors: Audiences, Characterization, Class Activities, Cultural Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Novels, Playwriting, Production Techniques, Theater Arts
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.