African Legends, Myths, and Folktales for Readers Theatre
Written by Anthony D. Fredericks
Illustrated by Bongaman
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African Legends, Myths, and Folktales for Readers Theatre by Anthony D. FredericksTeachers are continually looking for materials that will enhance their studies of cultures around the world. With this new book, author, Tony Fredericks and illustrator, Bongaman, present readers theatre scripts based on traditional African folklore. Plays are organized by area and identified by country. Included are tales from Algeria to Zambia and all areas in between. This title contains background information for teachers on each African country included as well as instruction and presentation suggestions. The rationale and role of readers theatre in literacy instruction is discussed and additional resources for extending studies of African folklore are included. Grades 4-8.
's theater to use folklore to ignite an interest in verbal arts. The book is an adaptation of stories documented by folklorists, anthropologists, and other collectors. Fredericks reworked them into short scripts that can be acted out in the classroom or library. The approach shifts the focus away from text into performance, and Fredericks'
's bibliography and webography include fine resources for adding to the study of folklore and African culture. Some may quibble with the idea that this book is an adaptation of traditional folktales, but that's exactly the point. Fredericks regards folklore as a living and vibrant form of expression, and he and his collaborator--a Cameroon artist named Bongaman--share the idea that adapting the stories to American audiences enhances, rather than distorts, the verbal artistry that they are presenting. - Journal of Folklore Research'
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Teachers Ideas Press - an Imprint of Heinemann an imprint of ABC-CLIO
30th April 2008
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