This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

Collected Plays for Children [9780571209576]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review
This volume contains six plays by Ted Hughes which are particularly suitable for performance by children. Four of them were published originally under the title, The Coming of the Kings and Other Plays. Added to these are Orpheus and The Pig Organ, the former only ever published in America, the latter (which was written as a libretto) never before published. Hughes enters the timeless world of folklore and fable and brings home a wonderful haul, managing to produce comedy, tragedy and magic from the same net, and then to move effortlessly between them. He makes stories from familiar elements (the Nativity, or Beauty and the Beast or a quest to save a sickening king), but approaches them from unexpected angles and sets them off in different directions. What characterizes the pieces is the energy Hughes generates not only in the unfolding action but in the drama of the language itself, which is as robustly up-to-date as it is lyrical.
AUTHOR: Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born in Yorkshire. His first book, The Hawk in the Rain, was published in 1957 by Faber & Faber and was followed by many volumes of poetry and prose for adults and children. He received the Whitbread Book of the Year for two consecutive years for his last published collections of poetry, Tales from Ovid and Birthday Letters. He was Poet Laureate from 1984, and in 1998 he was appointed to the Order of Merit. Quentin Blake is one of the best-known children's illustrators of the present day. His works include not only his own picture books but collaborations with other authors, and How Tom Beat Captain Najork and his Hired Sportsmen (winner of the Whitbread Children's Book Award) was the first of a number of books by Russell Hoban for which he has provided the illustrations.
more
less
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £9.99
£7.38
(You save £2.61 )
Availability:
Not currently available.
SKU:
9780571209576
ISBN13:
9780571209576
Availability:
Not currently available.
Author:
Ted Hughes
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Publication:
07-Aug-2020
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
144
Weight:
800 Grams
Collected Papers of Michael E. Soule: Early Years in Modern Conservation Biology cover photo

Collected Papers of Michael E. Soule: Early Years in Modern Conservation Biology [9781610915748]

In the early 1970s, the environmental movement was underway. Over population was recognised as a threat to human well-being, and scientists like Micha…

rrp: £26.00
£25.57
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Collected Columns cover photo

Collected Columns [9780571328895]

One of the funniest writers of his generation, Michael Frayn has been writing humorous newspaper columns since 1959, principally for the Guardian and…

rrp: £14.99
£11.40
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Collected Novels Volume 3 cover photo

Collected Novels Volume 3 [9780571243044]

In Timbuktu, troubled Brooklyn poet-saint Willy G. Christmas embarks on one last great adventure in the company of his canine sidekick Mr Bones. In Th…

rrp: £30.00
£20.28
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Coconut & Sambal: Recipes from my Indonesian Kitchen cover photo

Coconut & Sambal: Recipes from my Indonesian Kitchen [9781526603517]

Vibrant and authentic recipes from the bountiful islands of Indonesia Beyond Indonesia's lush rainforests, tropical seas and abundant rice fields lies…

rrp: £26.00
£16.38
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Collage Memory Game cover photo

Collage Memory Game [9789063694661]

Move over, Man Ray, there are new collage artists in town! Match the contemporary works of 30 different artists and be inspired by the colourful and c…

rrp: £14.99
£14.09
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Cold War Steve Presents... A Prat's Progress: Boris Johnson's Britain cover photo

Cold War Steve Presents... A Prat's Progress: Boris Johnson's Britain [9780500023426]

Just in time for Brexit, the sequel to the Sunday Times bestselling Cold War Steve Presents... The Festival of Brexit: an absurdist journey through a …

rrp: £12.95
£9.14
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Collateral Damage cover photo

Collateral Damage [9781982113582]

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours comes an original, thrilling novel set in the universe of Star Tre…

rrp: £10.99
£10.33
Not currently available.
Collage by Women: 50 Essential Contemporary Artists cover photo

Collage by Women: 50 Essential Contemporary Artists [9788416851775]

Collage by Women presents 50 international women artists working in the field of collage today through a rigorous selection of their works. Curated by…

rrp: £29.99
£29.10
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Cold War Steve Presents... The Festival of Brexit cover photo

Cold War Steve Presents... The Festival of Brexit [9780500022894]

Cold War Steve has been acclaimed as the Brexit Bruegel and a modern-day Hogarth or Gillray. His Twitter feed, McFadden's Cold War, has become a cult …

rrp: £12.95
£8.79
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
After Juliet cover photo

After Juliet [9780571206148]

A tense truce holds between the Capulets and the Montagues after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Benvolio, Romeo's best friend, is in love with Rosal…

rrp: £9.99
£7.38
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days