Sunday, January 20, 2013

More Short and Sweet Skits review

More Short and Sweet Skits for Student Actors
by Maggie Scriven
Meriwether Publishers
March 2012

This follow-up to Short and Sweet Skits for Student Actors features fifty more in the same vein as the first volume. Simple, fun skits, all of them very easy to produce, feature positive and upbeat messages. Most of the selections feature present-day school scenes with two or three friends in conversation. Kids will relate to issues such as homework, restrictions on cell phone use, having to clean one's room, etc. A few sillier pieces where students play animals such as disgruntled deer, lazy lions or confused houseflies are sure to get laughs. While the collection would benefit from a bit more organization, (arranging scenes by number of players, for example) educators looking for additional classroom scripts for scene study will find this hodge-podge of humorous and squeaky-clean original material handy. The book is prefaced with useful resume and headshot advice for budding actors.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a book that might be good to know for my two teen actors. Thanks!

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  2. They're sweet and silly. And uber-clean. Perfect for classroom use. Honestly, most teens could probably write scenes of their own, but if you're in a hurry, this would hit the spot.

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  3. This looks like an interesting resource. My students used to love to perform plays.

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