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Jennings, Coleman A. 1933-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 74 publications in 2 languages and 5,456 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Acting editions  History  Children's films  Academic theses  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Action and adventure television programs  Detective and mystery television programs 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, htt
Classifications: PS625.5, 812.00809282
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 by Coleman A Jennings( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 1,908 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 )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,056 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."
Six plays for children by Aurand Harris( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2021 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six Plays for Children by Aurand Harris brings together a variety of dramatic forms that have enormously enriched the literature of children's theatre in this country and around the world. These works by this respected children's theatre playwright show Harris's great versatility: in the commedia dell'arte of Androcles and the Lion; the musical melodrama Rags to Riches; the sober, absurd comedy Punch and Judy; the realistic historical drama Steal Away Home; the farce Peck's Bad Boy; and the musical review Yankee Doodle. Each of the six plays exhibits a vital theatricality which is sure to win a child's attention and response. Editor Coleman A. Jennings traces Harris's development as a playwright in a biographical study based on interviews with Harris. This enlightening section treats Harris's philosophy and teaching methods, as well as his creative process
Theatre for youth : twelve plays with mature themes( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 555 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 436 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 223 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 )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 177 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 )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 106 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
Theatre for youth II : more plays with mature themes( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Theatre for Youth: Twelve Plays with Mature Themes was published in 1986, it met a need for plays that could help young people deal with some of the more difficult realities of life. Responding to the sweeping changes in society over the succeeding thirty years, Coleman A. Jennings and Gretta Berghammer have assembled a new collection of plays that reflects not only on themes such as aging, death and dying, friendship, courage, conformity, maturation, sexuality, and struggles with moral judgment but also on gender identity, poverty, diversity, and discrimination. As these plays explore some of the most challenging themes for today's youth, including the difficulties of single parenthood, divorce, race relations, sexuality, and gender discrimination, they share messages fundamental to us all: open your imagination and dare to dream; embrace life; honor your personal passion, beliefs, and creativity; take a risk; and love with all your heart."--Page 4 of cover
The honorable Urashima Taro by Coleman A Jennings( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 55 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 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Tremain by Lola H Jennings( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny is caught up in a dramatic involvement with the great men of the Revolutionary War and the stirring events that lead to the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington
Charlotte's web( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interactive media program allows students to explore E.B. White's Charlotte's web--the story of the friendship between a pig and a spider--from many new perspectives. Videodisc and videocassette present information on the author's life, the creative process he went through in writing the book, and segments of an animated version of the story. Also presents many facts about pigs, spiders, and farm life. Accompanying barcode sheets allow user to access specific segments on the videodisc interactively
Tales of Brother Douglas by George Seaver( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic contributions of Aurand Harris to children's theatre in The United States by Coleman A Jennings( )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 11 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 10 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

Behind the scenes by Black Country Communion (Musical group)( Visual )

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

Dr. Coleman A. Jennings, chairman of the Drama Dept., interviewed by Dr. Rani Balbir Kaur, succinctly describes the goals and programs of the Dept. With Dr. Kaur, we visit classes in progress on acting, speech and diction, creative drama, theatrical lighting, scenic design and construction, dance, and costume
Magician's nephew by C. S Lewis( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Barnaby and Jones discover that Midsomer County is home to a secret pagan cult after one of its more prominent members is murdered. Suspicion initially falls on the author of a book alleging that the sect's rituals are merely the product of drink and an overactive imagination. But soon it seems that all of the members of the Magic Circle have something to hide
The dramatic contributions of Aurand Harris to children's theatre in The United States by Coleman A Jennings( )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Theatre for young audiences : 20 great plays for children
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Theatre for young audiences : 20 great 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 audiencesSteven Dietz : four plays for family audiencesTheatre for youth II : more plays with mature themes
Alternative Names
Jennings, Coleman 1933-

Jennings, Coleman Alonzo 1933-

Languages
English (68)

Dutch (1)