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The twelve plays of Christmas : traditional and modern plays for the holidays
Swortzell, Lowell.
Publication Information:
New York ; London : Applause, [2000]

Physical Description:
vi, 503 pages ; 24 cm
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"An Applause original"--T.p.verso.

"A list of books about the traditions of Christmas:" p. [505].
pt. 1. Traditional plays. A christmas pageant, drawn from the scriptures -- The second shepherd's play / by Anonymous, adapted by Aurand Harris -- Saint George and the dragon at Christmas tide / by Anonymous, adapted by Marjorie Sigley -- pt. 2. Religious plays. Black nativity / by Langston Hughes -- The Shepherds of Saint Francis / by Lowell Swortzell -- Amahl and the night visitors / by Gian-Carlo Menotti -- pt. 3. Non-religious plays. The Nutcracker and the Mouse-King / by E.T.A. Hoffman -- A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley / by Charles Dickens, adapted by Israel Horovitz -- A visit from St. Nicholas or the Night Before Christmas / by Lowell Swortzell -- The Long Christmas Dinner / by Thornton Wilder -- Kringle's Window / by Mark Medoff -- Tiny Tim is Dead / by Barbara Lebow -- The Match Girl's Gift: A Christmas Story / by Laurie Brooks Gollobin -- A Partridge in a Pear Tree / by Lowell Swortzell -- A Child's Christmas in Wales / by Dylan Thomas, adapted by Jeremy Brooks and Adrian Mitchell.
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A pageant of plays including holiday-themed works by Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens, Thornton Wilder, Langston Hughes, and Hans Christian Andersen.

Table of Contents

Langston HughesLowell SwortzellGian-Carlo MenottiE.T.A. HoffmanCharles DickensLowell SwortzellThornton WilderMark MedoffBarbara LebowLaurie Brooks GollobinLowell SwortzellDylan Thomas
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Traditional Plays
A Christmas Pageant, drawn from the Scripturesp. 17
The Second Shepherd's Playp. 23
Saint George and the Dragon at Christmas Tidep. 37
Part 2 Religious Plays
Black Nativityp. 67
The Shepherds of Saint Francisp. 97
Amabl and the Night Visitorsp. 137
Part 3 Non-Religious Plays
The Nutcracker and the Mouse-Kingp. 157
A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marleyp. 169
A Visit from St. Nicholas or The Night Before Christmasp. 217
The Long Christmas Dinnerp. 251
Kringles's Windowp. 269
Tiny Tim is Deadp. 327
The Match Girl's Gift: A Christmas Storyp. 387
A Partridge in a Pear Treep. 427
A Child's Christmas in Walesp. 445
A List of Books about the Traditions of Christmasp. 505