Perfect for elementary and junior high school students, this edition uses the stage version of Dickens' classic tale from John Mortimer's much-loved dramatization, first produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1994. It also features expertly written activiies to develop a range of reading, writing and speaking skills. This annotated educational edition in Methuen Drama's Critical Scripts series has been prepared by educational experts Ruth Moore and Paul Bunyan, building on a decade of highly effective work and research. Each book in the series has these key features: Detailed, structured schemes of work utilizing drama approaches to improve literary and language analysis.Emphasizes students' understanding of the learning process in classroom activities.Time-saving teacher resources and classroom handouts.
The Haunted Man
The Cricket on the Hearth
The Battle of Life
A Christmas Carol
I read this collection of stories 3 years ago for a Book Club and we all agreed that none of the other stories is a patch on "A Christmas Carol".
I did enjoy "The Cricket on the Hearth", a suspenseful story of
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain is the third story in this book in which various types of spirit show the protagonist the error of his ways.
And a final piece of advice - Don't start by reading "The Battle of Life" like I did, as it's possibly the most annoying story I have ever read!
The Battle of Life: Self-sacrifice and familial love are the messages here. Some wonderfully drawn characters in Clemency Newcome (servant) and Messrs. Snitchey and Craggs (lawyers). Expectations are nicely confounded in this one.