Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. iii-iv

CONTENTS

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pp. v-v

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PREFACE

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pp. vii-ix

Theatre arts are implicitly linked with quality early childhood practices and positive developmental outcomes. As codirector of CEED, the Center for Early Education and Development at the University of Minnesota, I have been advising Children’s Theatre Company for the past four years as CTC develops its early ...

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INTRODUCTION

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pp. xi-xii

Many years ago at an international festival of theatre for young people in Vancouver, Canada, I happened to cajole my way into a sold-out performance of a preschool production by Sweden’s Dockteatern Tittut. The performance was beautifully done, funny, touching, surprising, and thoroughly delightful. What truly struck me, however, was the ...

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Bert and Ernie, Goodnight!

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pp. 1-37

Based on the original songs and scripts from Sesame Street Presented by special arrangement with Sesame Workshop and VEE Corporation Directed by Peter Brosius The world premiere of Bert and Ernie, Goodnight! opened on September 11, 2009, at Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...

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The Biggest Little House in the Forest

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pp. 39-53

The world premiere of The Biggest Little House in the Forest opened on April 30, 2010, at Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota. This production of The Biggest Little House in the Forest was funded in part by the United Arts Fund and the Bush Foundation. ...

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The Cat’s Journey

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pp. 55-66

The North American premiere of The Cat’s Journey opened on October 7, 2005, at Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota. This production of The Cat’s Journey was funded in part by the Barbo Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and the American- Scandinavian Foundation. ...

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Mercy Watson to the Rescue!

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pp. 67-126

The world premiere of Mercy Watson to the Rescue! opened on September 9, 2011, at Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...

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CONTRIBUTORS

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pp. 128-132

ELISSA ADAMS is director of new play development at Children’s development of more than twenty new plays since 1998, including Esperanza Rising, Brooklyn Bridge, Once Upon a Forest, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Reeling, Five Fingers of Funk, Snapshot Silhouette, Korczak’s Children, and Anon(ymous). She received a McKnight Foun-...

PERMISSIONS

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