ERIC Number: ED442159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
"A Village Fable: In the Suicide Mountains": A One-Act Musical Play Based on the Novella "In the Suicide Mountains" by John Gardner, Book by James Still. Cue Sheet for Students.
Dopp, Virginia Stuart
This performance guide is designed for teachers to use with students before and after a performance of "A Village Fable, In the Suicide Mountains," A one-act musical play based on the novella "In The Suicide Mountains" by John Gardner, and presented by The Coterie Theatre. The guide, called a "Cuesheet," contains seven activity sheets for use in class, addressing: (1) A Village Fable (offering a story synopsis, introducing important characters, and offering activities that examine different ways to say lines from the play); (2) Ways of the Stage (looking at theatre conventions, production problems, and the role of the audience); (3) About Adaptations (looking at the challenges of adapting a story into a play script); and (4) Superstition on Stage (discussing both ancient and current superstitions, and listing resources for people who "hurt too much"). (SR)
Descriptors: Audiences, Cultural Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Novels, Playwriting, Production Techniques, Suicide, 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.