Best Teen & Young Adult Theater Books
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1. Blank Comic Book for Kids with Variety of Templates: Draw Your Own Comics – Express Your Kids or Teens Talent and Creativity with This Lots of Pages … (Blank Comic Books and Sketchbooks for Kids)
Author: by Archie Strange
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25This sketch journal is perfect as a gift idea for kids and teens, for girls and boys, students, for all budding artists. Grab it Now for your kids, yourself or your friends!
2. Acting for Young Actors: The Ultimate Teen Guide
Author: by Mary Lou Belli
Back Stage Books
Do you know a teen that’s been bitten by the acting bug? Here’s just the book they need! Acting for Young Actors, aimed at teens and tweens, lets kids hone their skills and develop their craft. It begins with the five W’s: WHO am I?WHAT do I want?WHY do I want it?WHERE am I?
WHEN does this event take place? Sounds basic – but many young child actors are told simply to “get up there and act.” This book explores each of these questions, using helpful exercises to allow young actors to work through problems of character identity and motivation.
With comprehensive chapters on auditioning, rehearsal, and improvisation, plus a primer on how young actors can break into film, theater, and television, Acting for Young Actors is every kid’s ticket to the big time.
3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey: Behind the Scenes of the Award-Winning Stage Production
Author: by Harry Potter Theatrical Productions
Arthur A. Levine Books
The official behind-the-scenes book of the record-breaking, award-winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the most celebrated stage productions of the past decade. Opening in London’s West End in 2016, on Broadway in 2018, in Melbourne in 2019 – and with more productions worldwide still to come (including San Francisco later this year) – the play has smashed records, collected countless rave reviews and awards, and captivated audiences night after night.
Now readers are invited behind the scenes to experience the show’s journey to the stage – from the earliest phases of development with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, to the crafting of the eighth Harry Potter story with J.K.
Rowling, director John Tiffany, and playwright Jack Thorne, to the gathering of an extraordinary team of artists and actors together to bring this new part of Harry Potter’s story to life. With stunning photography, insightful interviews, and never-before-seen sketches, notes, candid backstage photos, and more, this full-color deluxe edition offers readers unparalleled access to this unique production, and is a beautiful gift for Harry Potter fans and theater lovers alike.
4. Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth
Author: by James Cross Giblin
Edwin Booth and his younger brother John Wilkes Booth were, in many ways, two of a kind. They were among America’s finest actors, having inherited their father’s commanding stage presence along with his penchant for alcohol and impulsive behavior. In other respects, the two brothers were very different.
Edwin was more introspective, while John was known for his passionate intensity. They stood at opposite poles politically, as well: Edwin voted for Abraham Lincoln; John was an ardent advocate of the Confederacy. Award-winning author James Cross Giblin draws on first-hand accounts of family members, friends, and colleagues to create vivid images of Edwin Booth and his brother John Wilkes, best known today as the man who shot Abraham Lincoln.
He traces the events leading up to the assassination and describes the effects of John Wilkes’s infamous deed on himself, his family, and his country. Comprehensive and compelling, this dual portrait illuminates a dark and tragic moment in the nation’s history and explores the complex legacy of two leading menone revered, the other abhorred.
5. Ten-Minute Plays for Middle School Performers: Plays for a Variety of Cast Sizes
Author: by Rebecca Young
Many middle school performers are uncomfortable taking the stage by themselves.Who can blame them? Acting solo can be very intimidating! That’s why these ten-minute plays are perfect for younger actors… And they’re royalty-free! Ranging from duos to groups of up to seven, the 18 plays in each book offer short, age-appropriate material and themes that reflect the interests and issues of teens today.
With a wide variety of material to choose from, some will make you laugh, others will make you cry, and some will do both! Don’t worry about inappropriate language-these books were written with teachers and students in mind. These plays all stand alone and many parts are gender-flexible, so whether you’re just doing a staged reading without props or costumes or staging a complete production, you can make any of these plays work for you!
6. 22 Comedy Ten-Minute Plays
Author: by Laurie Allen
You won’t find a better quality or larger collection of ten-minute plays anywhere!And the best part? They’re all royalty-free! These original and creative plays by best-selling scene writer Laurie Allen are already getting attention, winning spots in one-act play festivals across the country.
Ideal for 15- to 30-year old actors, the fresh variety of topics skips the clich teenage themes. No cafeteria settings. No dating scenarios.No homework angst! The eclectic settings-restaurant, airport, nail salon, award ceremony, news room, support group session, job fair, and more-are all simple to stage and leave the emphasis on interesting characters and intriguing situations.
Each of the 22 scenes is a complete, original play, and includes a cast of characters, set description, and list of properties. Cast sizes range from 2 to 8, and include many gender flexible roles for easy casting. Don’t worry about inappropriate language or situations these short plays are all clean and family friendly without feeling childish.
7. Contemporary Musical Theatre for Teens: Young Women's Edition Volume 2 31 Songs from 25 Musicals
Author: by Hal Leonard Corp.
(Vocal Collection).This four-volume series is a giant resource of songs from msucials that appeal to the young singer. Contents: Astonishing (from the Broadway Musical LITTLE WOMEN) * Belle (Reprise) (from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) * Come To Your Senses (from TICK, TICK…BOOM!
Everything I Know (from IN THE HEIGHTS) * Find Your Grail (from MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT) * Finding Wonderland (from the Broadway Musical WONDERLAND) * Follow Your Heart (from URINETOWN) * Good Morning Baltimore (from HAIRSPRAY) * Home (from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL) * I Know It’s Today (from SHREK THE MUSICAL) * I Know The Truth (from Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA) * I Speak Six Languages (from THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE) * I’m Not Afraid Of Anything (from SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD) * It Won’t Be Long Now (from IN THE HEIGHTS) * The Lamest Place In The World (from the Broadway Musical 13) * Live Out Loud (from A LITTLE PRINCESS) * Maybe I Like It This Way (from THE WILD PARTY) * My New Philosophy (from YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN) * Once More I Can See (from the Broadway Musical WONDERLAND) * A Part Of That (from THE LAST FIVE YEARS) * Popular (from the Broadway Musical WICKED) * Practically Perfect (from MARY POPPINS) * Show Off (from THE DROWSY CHAPERONE) * So Much Better (from LEGALLY BLONDE) * Start Of Something New (from the Disney Channel Original Movie HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL) * Tryouts (from BRING IT ON) * Waiting For Life (from ONCE ON THIS ISLAND) * We’re Not Done (from BRING IT ON) * Whipped Into Shape (from LEGALLY BLONDE) * Whispering (from SPRING AWAKENING) * The Wizard And I (from the Broadway Musical WICKED)
8. Shakespeare: His Work and His World
Author: by Michael Rosen
“Rosen makes the life and work of Shakespeare vibrant and exciting in this perfectly splendid biography…. Beautiful and engaging.” KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)”In exceptionally fresh and vivid terms, the author plies readers with abundant, accurate information on the playwright, his theater, and the plays, looking closely at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, ROMEO AND JULIET, MACBETH, KING LEAR, and THE TEMPEST….
This volume justly serves its spectacular subject.” SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)”Even readers whose previous experience with Shakespeare has been rounded with sleep will be persuaded by this robust introduction to give it another try.” BOOKLIST (starred review)Back matter includes a time line, an index, and a bibliography.
9. Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story
Author: by Norris Houghton
Two perennial classics-William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and the Broadway musical West Side Story-in a single volume! The tragedy of love thwarted by fate has always intrigued writers. In the sixteenth century, William Shakespeare took this theme and fashioned one of the world’s great plays: Romeo And Juliet.
In our own time, Shakespeare’s drama has been used as a basis for the overwhelmingly successful musical play West Side Story. Though one of these works is set among the nobility of Verona, and the other among immigrant families of New York’s West Side, both tell the story of the plight of young star-crossed lovers.
10. Contemporary Musical Theatre for Teens: Young Women's Edition Volume 1 31 Songs from 25 Musicals
Author: by Various
(Vocal Collection).This four-volume series is a giant resource of songs from musicals that appeal to the young singer. Contents: All For You (from SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL) * The Beauty Is (from THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA) * Bride’s Lament (from THE DROWSY CHAPERONE) * The Dark I Know Well (from SPRING AWAKENING) * Defying Gravity (from the Broadway Musical WICKED) * Easy As Life (from Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA) * Gimme Gimme (from THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE) * Home (from the Broadway Musical WONDERLAND) * I Can Hear The Bells (from HAIRSPRAY) * I Won’t Say (I’m In Love) (from HERCULES) * I’m Not That Girl (from the Broadway Musical WICKED) * If The World Should End (from SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK) * Ireland (from LEGALLY BLONDE) * Killer Instinct (from BRING IT ON) * Mama Who Bore Me (from SPRING AWAKENING) * Mix Tape (from the Broadway Musical AVENUE Q) * Morning Person (from SHREK THE MUSICAL) * Not For The Life Of Me (from THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE) * One Perfect Moment (from BRING IT ON) * Part Of Your World (from THE LITTLE MERMAID) * Princess (from A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE) * Pulled (from THE ADDAMS FAMILY) * Some Things Are Meant To Be (from the Stage Musical LITTLE WOMEN) * Still Hurting (from THE LAST FIVE YEARS) * There’s A Fine, Fine Line (from the Broadway Musical AVENUE Q) * Watch What Happens (from NEWSIES THE MUSICAL) * What I’ve Been Looking For (from the Disney Channel Original Movie HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL) * What It Means To Be A Friend (from the Broadway Musical 13) * Whatever Happened To My Part?
11. National Theatre Connections 2011: Plays for Young People: Frank & Ferdinand; Gap; Cloud Busting; Those Legs; Shooting Truth; Bassett; Gargantua; … Beauty Manifesto; Too Fast (Play Anthologies)
Author: by Samuel Adamson
This brilliant new collection of ten plays for young people will prove indispensable to schools, colleges and youth theatre groups. Specially commissioned by the National Theatre for the Connections Festival 2011 involving 200 schools and youth theatre groups across the UK and Ireland, each play is accompanied by production notes and exercises.
The Pied Piper re-imagined, the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, witches in seventeenth century Norfolk, a giant baby on the rampage, an extraordinary day in an ordinary school are just some of subjects covered in the thrilling and varied new plays created by talented writers for young actors to perform in National Theatre Connections 2011.
The plays in this anthology offer a huge variety of stories and styles to ignite the imagination of young casts and creative teams. Themes are both teenage and universal – ambition, dashed hopes, fear and confidence, loyalty and betrayal. These new plays embrace a huge range for their inspiration: they plunder classics and imagine the future.
12. Introduction to Theatre Arts 1: Volume One, Second Edition
Author: by Suzi Zimmerman
The SECOND EDITION of everyone’s favorite theatre arts curriculum book, Introduction to Theatre Arts, Volume 1, is now available! This new edition is gender neutral, better organized, updated to reflect modern technology and social media, and has a 2020 copyright date! The Teacher’s Guide still includes every page from the Student Workbook, yet is better organized with the notes to the teacher now appearing alongside the corresponding student page.
Four additional sections in the Teacher’s Guide supplement the material with teaching tools, evaluation tools, production tools, and tests and major projects. Tests even include two levels of difficulty. Classroom-tested, the year-long curriculum covers the entire spectrum of theatre: theatre history, scene work, acting, characterization, publicity, play production, games and improvisations, and more.
Energize your Theatre 1 class by engaging students in the idea of learning by doing.
13. 101 Monologues for Middle School Actors: Including Duologues and Triologues
Author: by Rebecca Young
Middle school performers are often reluctant to jump up in front of their peers and start performing. That’s why having the perfect material for them is a must! Rebecca (Young) Wright knows how middle schoolers think and act – and what they like to talk about!
This book was written specifically for middle school performers about topics they can relate to in a language style they understand. A wide variety of topics to fit any student’s personality allows young actors to choose from either humorous or dramatic selections.
The duologues and triologues should not be confused with scenes for two or three actors. Instead, they consist of a pair or trio of monologues on the same topic, but from different perspectives! These monologues, duologues, and triologues may be used for auditions, classroom assignments, or discussion starters.
Many of the monologues are adaptable for guys or girls, making this book even more valuable as a resource!
14. 25 10-Minute Plays for Teens (Applause Acting Series)
Author: by Lawrence Harbison
In 25 10-Minute Plays for Teens young thespians in high school and middle school will find terrific plays by some of our most prominent playwrights such as Don Nigro Wendy MacLeod Jeff Goode Bekah Brunstetter and Constance Congdon; and equally terrific plays by such exciting up-and-comers as Chad Beckim C.S.
Hanson Merridith Allen Sharyn Rothstein and Kayla Cagan. The characters are teens and the subject matter will be of interest to aspiring young actors making it easy for them to connect with the characters and situations. Ideal for theater students youth groups and acting classes.
15. Introduction to Theatre Arts 1: Volume One, Second Edition
Author: by Suzi Zimmerman
The SECOND EDITION of everyone’s favorite theatre arts curriculum book, Introduction to Theatre Arts, Volume 1, is now available! This new edition is gender neutral, better organized, updated to reflect modern technology and social media, and has a 2020 copyright date! Best of all, this Student Workbook is just that…
A true individual workbook for each student, loose-leaf three-hole punched and ready to drop into a binder. We’ve retained all the elements that made the first edition of this book a top-selling theatre arts curriculum text year after year, such as daily bell work, fun puzzles, and quizzes and tests to make classroom management easier.
This classroom-tested, year-long curriculum covers the entire spectrum of theatre: theatre history, scene work, acting, characterization, publicity, play production, games and improvisations, and more. This book is designed to energize your Theatre 1 class by engaging students in the idea of learning by doing.