ERIC Number: ED442155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
"Little Women": Adapted for the Stage by Paulette Laufer, Based on the Novel by Louisa May Alcott. Cue Sheet for Students.
Molloy, Dawn Eddy
This performance guide is designed for teachers to use with students before and after a performance of "Little Women," adapted for the stage by Paulette Laufer and based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. The guide, called a "Cuesheet," contains seven activity sheets for use in class, addressing: (1) From Novel to Stage Play (with background information about the story setting and the change from novel to play); (2) Characters and Resources (describing the characters and showing how three actors play the 10 roles); (3) Costumes (how characters' costumes reveal age, social status and attitudes); (4) Lines (from the play, with questions to discuss); (5) Adapting a Novel for the Stage/Script It! (getting a feel for the playwright adapter's job by trying some adaptation); (6) Your Script; and (7) Rigmarole (telling a story by playing Jo's favorite game) and The Final Collaborator (looking at the audience's role). (SR)
Descriptors: Audiences, 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.