Oxford Playscripts: Frankenstein


Author: Mary Shelley
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780198314981
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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An engaging classroom playscript. Frankenstein is the famous story of a young man who thinks he can change the world by making better human beings. Instead he creates a living monster with a mind of its own. New, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing.

Oxford Playscripts: Jekyll and Hyde


Author: Adrian Flynn
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780198310716
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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A reputable doctor's mysterious relationship with his disreputable associate is finally revealed in one of the most original and thrilling endings in English literature.

Oxford Playscripts: The White Rose and the Swastika


Author: Adrian Flynn
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780198321026
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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An engaging classroom playscript. Based on the true story of a brother and sister and how their initial enthusiasm for Hitler and the Nazi regime turned to brave resistance. In Munich, Hans, Sophie and their friends form "The White Rose", producing leaflets which fiercely attack Hitler's Government. If the Gestapo find out who is responsible, they will undoubtedly be killed. As the leaflets appear far and wide, dissent begins to spread among students. The White Rose work tirelessly, determined to oppose Hitler at all costs - but where will it end? New, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing.

X-Stacy


Author: Margery Forde
Publisher: Dramatic Lines Publishers
ISBN: 9780952222491
Category: Australian drama
Page: 135
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Frankenstein


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780198312673
Category: English drama
Page: 76
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Part of a series of dramatizations of well-known novels, selected for Key Stage 3 students, this play examines the monster's situation in a sympathetic light, and shows how the experiment to create an artificial human being went horribly wrong.

Oxford Playscripts: The Valley of Fear


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780198320852
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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An engaging classroom playscript. John Douglas is a man with a past. Sherlock Holmes is the famous detective who finds puzzle-solving elementary. When Holmes and his faithful friend Watson are summoned to the country to investigate Douglas's murder, it begins to look as though the past might finally have caught up with him New, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing.

Frankenstein


Author: Mary Shelley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101637765
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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200 years after it was first published, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has stood the test of time as a gothic masterpiece—a classic work of humanity and horror that blurs the line between man and monster... The story of Victor Frankenstein and the monstrous creature he created has held readers spellbound ever since it was published two centuries ago. On the surface, it is a novel of tense and steadily mounting horror; but on a more profound level, it offers searching illumination of the human condition in its portrayal of a scientist who oversteps the bounds of conscience, and of a monster brought to life in an alien world, ever more desperately attempting to escape the torture of his solitude. A novel of hallucinatory intensity, Frankenstein represents one of the most striking flowerings of the Romantic imagination. With an Introduction by Douglas Clegg And an Afterword by Harold Bloom

Six Tragedies


Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca,Emily Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192807064
Category: Drama
Page: 240
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This is a lively, readable and accurate verse translation of the six best plays by one of the most influential of all classical Latin writers. The volume includes Phaedra, Oedipus, Medea, Trojan Women, Hercules Furens, and Thyestes, together with an invaluable introduction and notes.

Harry Houdini for Kids

His Life and Adventures with 21 Magic Tricks and Illusions
Author: Laurie Carlson
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613741952
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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Illusionist, escape artist, movie star, aviator, and spy--Harry Houdini was all these and an international celebrity and the world's most famous magician. This fascinating biography looks at all the facets of Houdini's amazing life and includes 21 magic tricks and illusions for a hands-on learning experience. Children will be inspired by this Jewish immigrant who grew up in poverty and, through perseverance and hard work, went on to become one of the most popular and successful entertainers of all time. Houdini was an artist who created his acts carefully, practicing them for years in some cases. He performed such seemingly impossible stunts as escaping several sets of handcuffs and ropes after jumping off a bridge into a flowing river. Kids will learn how he devised his most legendary stunts and will also learn the science and logic behind many of Houdini's acts including his famous milk can escape. Kids can amaze their family and friends with these simple, entertaining, and fun tricks and illusions: · Stepping through an index card · Performing an odd number trick · Making a coin appear · Mind reading with a secret code · Making a magic box · Lifting a person with one hand · Making a talking board · And much more

The Book of Everything


Author: Guus Kuijer
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545298989
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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Faith is joy is love is hope in this novel of exquisite power and everyday miracles, reminiscent of Barbara Kingsolver's THE POISONWOOD BIBLE. Thomas can see things no one else can see. Tropical fish swimming in the canals. The magic of Mrs. Van Amersfoort, the Beethoven-loving witch next door. The fierce beauty of Eliza with her artificial leg. And the Lord Jesus, who tells him, "Just call me Jesus." Thomas records these visions in his "Book of Everything." They comfort him when his father beats him, when the angels weep for his mother's black eyes. And they give him the strength to finally confront his father and become what he wants to be when he grows up: "Happy."

The Play of Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon


Author: Bert Coules,Daniel Keyes
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435232931
Category: English drama
Page: 128
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The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and an equal mix of boy and girl parts. This play is a dramatization of Daniel Keyes's story about a retarded adult who desperately wants to be able to read and write.

A Property of the Clan


Author: Nick Enright
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780868193601
Category: Australian drama
Page: 53
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A property of the clan (Teenage plays)

Medea and Other Plays


Author: Euripides
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920564
Category: Drama
Page: 256
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That proud, impassioned soul, so ungovernable now that she has felt the sting of injustice’ ‘Medea’, in which a spurned woman takes revenge upon her lover by killing her children, is one of the most shocking and horrific of all the Greek tragedies. Dominating the play is Medea herself, a towering and powerful figure who demonstrates Euripides’ unusual willingness to give voice to a woman’s case. ‘Alcestis’, a tragicomedy, is based on a magical myth in which Death is overcome, and ‘The Children of Heracles’ examines the conflict between might and right, while ‘Hippolytus’ deals with self-destructive integrity and moral dilemmas. These plays show Euripides transforming the awesome figures of Greek mythology into recognizable, fallible human beings. John Davie’s accessible prose translation is accompanied by a general introduction and individual prefaces to each play. Previously published as Alcestis and Other Plays

She Stoops to Conquer and Other Comedies


Author: Nigel Wood
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192825667
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 394
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The Modern Husband * The Clandestine Marriage * She Stoops to Conquer * Wild Oats This edition brings together four eighteenth-century comedies that illustrate the full variety of the century's drama. Fielding's The Modern Husband , written before the 1737 Licensing Act that restricted political and social comment, depicts wife-pandering and widespread social corruption. In Garrick and Colman's The Clandestine Marriage two lovers marry in defiance of parental wishes and rue the consequences. She Stoops to Conquer explores the comic and not-so-comic consequences of mistaken identity, and in Wild Oats, the 'strolling player' Rover is a beacon of hope at a time of unrest. Part of the Oxford English Drama series, this edition has modern-spelling texts, critical introduction, wide-ranging annotation and an informative bibliography.

Complete English Basics 3 Teacher Book

A Class and Homework Course
Author: Rex Sadler,Sandra Sadler
Publisher: Macmillan Education AU
ISBN: 9781420212488
Category: English language
Page: 136
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This annotated version of the student book contains answers to all questions in the Complete English Basics 3 student book.

Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 16A: TreeTops Classics: Frankenstein


Author: Mary Shelley,Nick Warburton
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199184774
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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These children's classics have been sensitively adapted to enrich your junior pupils' reading. They are part of a structured reading programme for juniors from Oxford Reading Tree, Stages 9-16. They have masses of boy and girl appeal and will introduce your readers to significant authors from the past - a key part of the Literacy Strategy. Each book features two author biographies - one for the original author and one for the TreeTops author. In addition each book includes comprehension questions and teaching notes to help draw out and practice difficult comprehension strategies such as inference, empathy and deduction. There are also notes to help with historical and social context and any challenging vocabulary, ensuring the books are easily accessible. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same ORT stage. Each book pack comes with a free copy of up-to-date and invaluable teaching notes.

Bacchae and Other Plays


Author: Euripides,
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780199540525
Category: Drama
Page: 288
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The four plays newly translated in this volume are among Euripides' most exciting works. Iphigenia among the Taurians is a story of escape and contrasting Greek and barbarian civilization, set on the Black Sea at the edge of the known world. Bacchae, a profound exploration of the human psyche, deals with the appalling consequences of resistance to Dionysus, god of wine and unfettered emotion. This tragedy, which above all others speaks to our post-Freudian era, is one of Euripides' two last surviving plays. The second, Iphigenia at Aulis, centres on the ultimate dysfunctional family as natural emotion is tested in the tragic crucible of the Greek expedition against Troy. Lastly, Rhesus, probably the work of another playwright, is a thrilling, action-packed Iliad in miniature, dealing with a grisly event in the Trojan War.

Hating Alison Ashley


Author: Robin Klein
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780143301943
Category: Australian fiction
Page: 182
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'Utter loathing and hatred,' I said. 'I wouldn't even be on the same bus as you if I could have caught a virus in time.' Erica Yurken knew she was destined for great things. Never in any doubt about her own genius, she felt superior to everyone at notorious Barringa East . . . That is, until Alison Ashley unexpectedly turned up.