Heinemann Plays is a well established series offering the best of contemporary drama and a wide range of established classics, in value-for-money hardback versions. The series has been specially developed to support classroom teaching and performance. Within the series there are plays for the full 11-17 age range. The series also contains the best of contemporary writing, and new editions of classic plays. Heinemann Plays are sewn and bound in sturdy hardback covers, guaranteeing longer life. Heinemann Plays are ideal for class reading and performance, many with large casts and an equal mix of parts for boys and girls.
‘It is a solemn thing to hear, in a darkened room, the voice of a child...’ Using Charles Dickens’ original words, a handful of tunes stolen from the vivid world of Victorian music-hall, and a chameleon ensemble of thirteen actors, Neil Bartlett’s powerful version of Oliver Twist brings the dark underbelly of nineteenth-century London back to bold theatrical life. The unforgettable characters – Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sikes, and the Artful Dodger – inhabit a world filled with images of danger and fear, innocence and hope; a world seen through the eyes of an astonished child. This version was first performed at the Lyric Hammersmith in 2004.
At the heart of Charles Dickens's second novel, first published in 1838, is a story as much about crime and poverty as it is about justice and charity. Orphaned at birth, Oliver Twist grows up under the loveless, relentless watch of a workhouse. He runs away with hopes for a better life in London, only to become--at the hands of the unforgettable Artful Dodger--a guileless pawn in a gang of pickpockets and robbers working for Fagin, one of Dickens's most controversial villains. Full of ingenious plot twists, at turns thrilling, tragic, tender, and sharp-eyed, The Adventures of Oliver Twist is among Dickens's most enduring classics. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.
Oliver Twist like you have never read it before: quick, fun, and easy to understand. Designed for 8-22+ actors, kids of all ages, or anyone who wants to enjoy and have fun with Charles Dickens' classic story. What you will get: Fun! 3 melodramatic modifications for group sizes: 8-12+ 13-18+ 17-22+ Actual lines from Charles Dickens' novel mixed in Creatively funny interpretations of the remaining story A kid who loves the Classics! This mini-melodramatic masterpiece is sure to be a doorway for your child to love all the classics. Some classic books are difficult enough to read in class or watch on stage, let alone trying to teach the stories to children, but as the author's mantra states in the book, "there is no better way to learn than to have fun!" Kids who have read this continue to come back for more!* *Guaranteed!
"He was born in the workhouse and should by rights have died there until he displayed such malice, such ingratitude, such downright greed good sir he was removed for fear of corrupting the other children." Discover the original story of Victorian London’s most famous orphan, retold from Charles Dickens’ novel for the stage by Anya Reiss. Oliver Twist, originally staged outdoors at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, was created for everyone aged six and over.