The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks

by  Katherine Paterson, Stephanie S. Tolan, Steve Liebman

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  5m, 3f

"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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    5m, 3f

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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.
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"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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  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

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Authors

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 ...

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Stephanie S.  Tolan

Stephanie S. Tolan

Steve Liebman

Steve Liebman

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