Holiday Plays for Puppets or People
Harris, Marian K
. New Plays . Rowayton, CT ,
PN6120.A5 B68 1974 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is an 8½ x 11 paperbound book with soft covers formerly owned by the Staunton Public Library. It starts with three Aesop's Fables--GA, TMCM, and DLS--as the T of C just before the first points out. The book goes on through a collection strong on fairy tales and parables. The introduction explains that stage directions are given for puppet performances because these constitute a less familiar medium. There are designs for ant mother and child, grasshopper, king winter, and an ant house just before GA. Mother ant takes pity on the cold grasshopper and brings him into their home to get warm. TMCM begins with the invitation to the city. The city visit includes getting lost out among shoppers. As the two, reunited, again enter the city home, the country mouse immediately encounters the cat, and that experience is enough to send her packing. The donkey makes a conscious decision to scare the fox with a roar.