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Sound Bites Seasonal sketches with punch and wit for instant performance Richard Everett

ISBN:
9780857213570
Published:
17th January 2014
Format:
Paperback
Dimensions:
192 pages: 234mm x 172mm
Monarch Books
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Churches and youth groups like the idea of using drama, but the writing often proves a challenge and there's little time to rehearse. This richly varied collection includes monologues, duologues, and sketches for several voices which are designed to work like five-minute mini radio plays. Needing almost no rehearsal, staging or costume, they are simple to perform, but offer real content and pack a powerful punch. Many of the pieces cover seasonal themes such as Christmas, New Year, Lent, and Easter - and also some that are often overlooked, such as Mothering Sunday and Father's Day. These powerful dramatic miniatures are not all laugh-outloud funny, but all provoke and entertain and are accompanied by the author's insightful reflections. There is also a set of probing questions for discussion starters - useful in getting a group talking, or even as a basis for a sermon. A must-have for any imaginative church leader's bookshelf! Foreword by Bishop James Jones, illustrated by Murray Watts.
Richard Everett was a professional actor for some years before becoming a playwright and screenwriter. He has enjoyed notable success, most recently with Entertaining Angels starring Penelope Keith.

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