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Jennings, Coleman A. 1933-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 58 publications in 2 languages and 5,798 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Drama  Children's films  Film adaptations  Animated films  Musical films  Fantasy films  Comedy films 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: PZ7.F749, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Coleman A Jennings
 
Most widely held works by Coleman A Jennings
Plays children love : a treasury of contemporary and classic plays for children( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-five plays to be performed for young audiences or by child actors
Theatre for young audiences : 20 great plays for children by Coleman A Jennings( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays, many of which are based on favorite children's tales, including such titles as: "Charlotte's Web," "Really Rosie," "Wiley and the Hairy Man," "Wise Men of Chelm," and "The Crane Wife."
Plays children love : volume II : a treasury of contemporary & classic plays for children( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nineteen plays to be performed for young audiences or by child actors
Six plays for children by Aurand Harris( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre for youth : twelve plays with mature themes( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Since the beginning of the theatre-for-youth movement in the United States at the turn of the century, the majority of plays written for children have been fairy tales. By the 1960s, however, encouraged by changes in social attitudes toward children, playwrights began to respond to a growing tendency on the parts of both parents and teachers to have children face, rather than avoid, the more difficult truths of existence. Thus children's dramatic literature was opened to new subjects, themes, and characters previously considered unsuitable for the young audience. Theatre for Youth seeks to identify and illustrate this trend by examining twelve plays that deal with mature themes: aging, death and dying, conformity, sexuality, divorce, moral culpability. The plays have been chosen not only for their mature content, but also for their professional integrity, the delicacy with which they handle their subject matter, and their respect for their intended audience. An excellent foreword by Jed H. Davis, an introduction and summary paragraphs for each play by Jennings and Berghammer, and a lengthy annotated list of suggested plays for further reading or viewing make this volume extremely useful both for directors of children's theatre and for teachers
Eight plays for children : the new generation play project( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides the full text of the plays produced through the NGPP: -- Constance Congdon, Beauty and the Beast-- Velina Hasu Houston, Hula Heart-- Tina Howe, East of the Sun and West of the Moon-- Len Jenkin, The Invisible Man-- Mark Medoff, Kringle's Window-- Eric Overmyer, Duke Kahanamoku vs. The Surfnappers-- Michael Weller, Dogbrain-- Y York, The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Theatre for children : fifteen classic plays( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented with the right plays, children are the most honest and appreciative of audiences. This anthology, compiled by an authority on children's theatre, collects new and overlooked scripts that represent the best of modern playwriting for children. From works adapted from classic children's stories to original contemporary scripts, each play inspires the imagination as it entertains. With complete scripts for twenty plays plus a biographical sketch of each playwright, Theatre for Young Audiences is invaluable for anyone involved in children's theatre, from community theatre groups to teachers and students of dramatic literature
Nine plays by José Cruz González : magical realism and mature themes in theatre for young audiences by José Cruz González( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this anthology, renowned theatre expert Coleman A. Jennings has compiled a selection of plays by José Cruz González that meets these multicultural demands head-on. González is a foremost voice in theatre for children and youth whose plays address themes, often through imaginary lands and extraordinary characters, faced by children in their everyday lives. Born to migrant workers in Calexico, California, in 1957, González learned at a young age how to tap into the vast world of his imagination. From his grandfather, who would regale the family with stories and riddles as they worked on the farm, he learned the power of storytelling. He spent afternoons, weekends, and summers working in the fields, so it is no surprise that his plays are strongly tied to the natural world. His use of magical realism has become one of his trademarks. The nine plays in this anthology were thoughtfully collected and will go far to fill the multicultural gap in the world of theatre for children
Steven Dietz : four plays for family audiences by Steven Dietz( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steven Dietz is one of America's most widely produced and published contemporary playwrights. Since 1983, his forty-plus plays have been seen at over one hundred regional theatres in the United States, as well as Off-Broadway, and in eighteen foreign countries and ten languages. He is a two-time winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award, as well as a two-time finalist for the Steinberg New Play Award. He has received the PEN USA West Award in Drama, the Edgar Award for Drama, and the Yomuiri Shimbun Award (the Japanese Tony.)While Dietz is best-known for his adult plays, he has also written important plays for younger audiences. This anthology gathers four of them-- The Rememberer, Still Life with Iris, Honus & Me, and Jackie & Me. Though diverse in subject matter, the plays share several hallmarks of Dietz's writing, including realistic dialogue, strong protagonists, an emphasis on memory and magic, a blue-collar sensibility filled with often loopy humor, and a witty and intelligent playing with the boundaries of reality. Setting the plays in context are essays about Dietz and his creative process, his success in working with other theatre professionals, and the profession of theatre for youth. This introduction to Steven Dietz's work and anthology of plays will be a valuable resource for teachers, directors, writers, and students
The honorable Urashima Taro by Coleman A Jennings( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative dramatics in the elementary school by Texas Education Agency( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Tremain : a novel for old & young by Esther Forbes( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After injuring his hand, a silversmith's apprentice in Boston becomes a messenger for the Sons of Liberty in the days before the American Revolution
Theatre for youth II : more plays with mature themes( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte's web by E. B White( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Wilbur the pig and how, through his friendship with Charlotte the spider, he became famous and learned about life and death
The dramatic contributions of Aurand Harris to children's theatre in The United States by Coleman A Jennings( )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of Brother Douglas by George Seaver( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Braille] : the early life of Louis Braille by Lola H Jennings( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative dramatics, K-grade 6 by Texas Education Agency( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays children love : a treasury of contemporary and classic plays for children( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nineteen plays to be performed for young audiences or by child actors
Dramatic Contributions Of Aurand Harris To Children's Theatre In United States by Coleman A Jennings( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Theatre for young audiences : 20 great plays for children
Alternative Names
Jennings, Coleman 1933-

Jennings, Coleman Alonzo 1933-

Languages
English (50)

Dutch (1)

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Plays children love : volume II : a treasury of contemporary & classic plays for childrenSix plays for childrenTheatre for youth : twelve plays with mature themesEight plays for children : the new generation play projectTheatre for children : fifteen classic playsNine plays by José Cruz González : magical realism and mature themes in theatre for young audiencesPlays children love : a treasury of contemporary and classic plays for children