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The Bat Poet (A stage magic play)

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  • Seller:greatlakesmedia
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Pages:36
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.1
  • Dimensions (in):5.3 x 0.1 x 8.3
  • Publication Date:November 1988
  • ISBN:0886803004
  • EAN:9780886803001
  • ASIN:0886803004
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
Subtly—so that they don't know they're learning a lesson—The Bat Poet teaches children and young adults (and maybe some old adults, too) how to appreciate poetry. In addition to some technical terms like iambic pentameter, "feet," and rhyme scheme, the play shows that the essence of poetry is emotion. The chipmunk, for example, experiences fear and fright when he hears a poem about an owl—but he likes it. "Why," he asks, "would I like poem that scares me?"

Without realistic costumes, the actors give the impression of bats, a chipmunk, a mockingbird, and other animals. In doing so, they help us see ourselves. We see narrow-mindedness, lack of imagination, haughtiness, prejudice, fear, and other negative human characteristics; but we also see the beauty of a poetic soul, friendship, a healthy curiosity, the rewards of a willingness to dare to be different.

Bats, as we know, sleep all day and fly around at night beeping radar and eating insects. But the Bat Poet decides to take a look at the daytime. S/he discovers color, shadows, redbirds, and all sorts of unbelievable wonders. When he tells his buddy bats what he has seen, they scoff and think he's kind of weird—why would a bat want to stay awake in the daytime? And what are "colors" anyway?

The play can be performed by as few as six performers or as many as 12. All roles may be played by men or women.

The Bat Poet is a literary gem based on a short story by Randall Jarrell, with "just right" music by Jule Stahl.


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