The Necessary Stage has been at the forefront of youth arts education since 1992. In 20 years, the company has created numerous plays which have toured primary and secondary schools. Six of these plays can be found in this brand new collection.
Award-winning playwright Haresh Sharma has created stories and characters that will entertain, delight and surprise the reader. The plays include contemporary adaptations such as Hamlet, Such Sweet Sorrow (based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet), What Big Bombs You Have (based on Little Red Riding Hood) and Ah Boy & the Beanstalk (adapted from Jack and the Beanstalk). The collection also includes the hugely entertaining History, Whose Story? and Survivor Singapore.
Plays for School contains notes on the plays by the writer as well as an introduction by Alvin Tan.
"The play, written by resident playwright Haresh Sharma and directed by Sean Tobin, is practically a textbook study of the sort of theatre that appeals to young people."
-THE FLYING INKPOT ON SUCH SWEET SORROW
"A bold and creative artistic venture, and it delivered a biting commentary on an immensely relevant social issue."
-THE FLYING INKPOT ON WHAT BIG BOMBS YOU HAVEISBN: 9789810729134
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Year Published: 2012