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Tale of the Mandarin Ducks, The - Full Length Musical, Drama

Tale of the Mandarin Ducks, The

Steve Liebman, Katherine Paterson, Stephanie S. Tolan

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Full Length Musical, Drama

5m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573626685

Book and Lyrics by Katherine Paterson and Stephanie S. Tolan
Music and Lyrics by Steve Liebman
"Simple, beautiful songs advance the story." Louisville Eccentric Observer.

"Visual, musical and humorous elements make the story come alive on the stage." Louisville Courier Journal.

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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

This dramatic adaptation of a Japanese folktale is two stories: that of a pair of Mandarin ducks and the samurai and kitchen maid who come to their aid. In the end, it is the ducks who save the human pair. The play draws on conventions of Japanese theater such as the use of puppets, masks and visible prop men.
"Simple, beautiful songs advance the story. Louisville Eccentric Observer.

"Visual, musical and humorous elements make the story come alive on the stage." Louisville Courier Journal.

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CASTING

5m, 3f

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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Piano Only

9 Piano Vocal Scores
Author(s)
Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books including16 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, for Bridge to Terabithia in 1978 and Jacob Have I Loved in 1981. The Master Puppeteer won the National Book Award in 1977 and The Great Gilly Hopkins won the National Book Award in 1979 and was also a Newbery Honor Book and the recipient of a Christopher ... view full profile

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