Listen to Your Parents Playscript by Benjamin Zephaniah
  

Listen to Your Parents Playscript

Written by Benjamin Zephaniah
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Part of the Longman School Drama Series

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Synopsis

Listen to Your Parents Playscript by Benjamin Zephaniah

Mark wants to be a 'legendary footballing poet', but holding on to the twin dreams of playing for Aston Villa and writing poetry isn't easy in his house. Mark's father is a preacher, but a violent man, who beats his wife and shows little affection for his children. For Mark, fulfilling his goals involves a conflict between following his own ambitions and escaping his family. What are the themes? Ambition, hope, friendship, family, poverty, desperation, violence, religion, racism and oppression, with strong links to Citizenship and PSHE. Teaching points With characters and themes that will engage all pupils, including reluctant readers and boys, this play by a popular author presents the opportunity to explore a range of dramatic techniques and emotive contemporary issues.

About the Author

Benjamin Zephaniah

Poet, novelist and playwright Benjamin Zephaniah was born on 15 April 1958. He grew up in Jamaica and the Handsworth district of Birmingham, England, leaving school at 14. He moved to London in 1979 and published his first poetry collection, Pen Rhythm, in 1980. Benjamin Zephaniah is an internationally renowned performance poet and acclaimed author of bestselling YA novels: FACE, GANGSTA RAP, TEACHER’S DEAD, REFUGEE BOY and TERROR KID.

He has been Writer in Residence at the Africa Arts Collective in Liverpool and Creative Artist in Residence at Cambridge University, and was a candidate for the post of Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. He holds an honorary doctorate in Arts and Humanities from the University of North London (1998), was made a Doctor of Letters by the University of Central England (1999). Benjamin lives in Lincolnshire.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
72 pages

Author

Benjamin Zephaniah
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Author's Website

www.benjaminzephaniah.com/

Publisher

Longman an imprint of Pearson Education Limited

Publication date

26th April 2007

ISBN

9781405856867


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