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Description - Private Peaceful and Other Adaptations by Simon Reade

This title presents three rites of passage plays for the young person in all of us, brilliantly adapted from the books of three best-selling authors. In Michael Morpurgo's moving tale of youth cut short, seventeen year-old Tommo Peaceful relives his innocent rural past as he spends his last night in the trenches of World War One. In Philip Pullman's "Aladdin", this ancient magical tale is retold as a story of ambition and self-advancement, a young man's journey from lazy good-for-nothing to great wealth and power. And in Jill Tomlinson's delightfully witty classic, a fledgling Barn Owl conquers his fears through a series of eye-opening encounters. These plays are for all ages.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781840026603
ISBN-10: 184002660X
Format: Paperback / softback
Imprint: Oberon Books Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Simon Reade

Simon Reade is Artistic Director of Bristol Old Vic where these adaptations and others have been staged. His adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland won the TMA Award for Best Show for Young People.

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