y Australian Plays and Sketches No. 2 anthology   drama   children's   young adult  
Issue Details: First known date: 1963 1963
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A selection of eight short plays and sketches 'for all ages for Church and Sunday School use' (Cover note).


* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Clifford Press , 1963 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Pretending, Lillian Derriman , 1963 single work drama children's
This short recitation contains seven verses in which children enact the daily activities of their mother : cleaning, washing, making notes, ironing, cooking, and reading the Bible.
(p. 5)
The Gift, Jennie Austerberry , 1963 single work drama children's
A short play in verse about the Biblical story of the loaves and fishes.
(p. 6)
Crazy Cooking, Ena M. Palmer , 1963 single work drama children's
A short play about a girl who falls asleep while studying for a cookery test. In her dream, some schoolgirls make a very heavy rock cake because they've forgotten the recipe.
(p. 7-9)
The Master Builder, Avril Caney , 1963 single work drama children's
A 'Bible Story Play for Primary or Junior children' about Nehemiah and the rebuilding of Jerusalem.
(p. 10-14)
My Job, Elsie E. Jones , 1963 single work drama children's
A play 'for boys' about some selfish boys who hear the story of a man who, since converting to the Christian faith, no longer complains about doing chores and, moreover, appreciates the work that women do in the house.
(p. 15-21)
All Things to All Men, Dorothy Sears , 1963 single work drama children's
A young minister in his first church is concerned that his sermon migh have upset the congregation. Afterwards, he has a number of visitors who, variously, provide advice on his being too quiet, too intellectual, not deep enough, not sufficiently bombastic, and so on. He is comforted by his wife's sage analysis that each of the criticisms cancels out another.
(p. 22-29)
Seat in the Sun, Stanley J. Stewart , 1963 single work drama young adult
Don, an office worker, finds it difficult to believe that Andy, 'dressed in working clothes' has chosen to read the Bible in the park during his lunch break. Andy admits his frustration with the 'lurid paper-back' he carries: Passion in the Slums. After discussing Don's spiritual beliefs, the boys depart, with the intention of meeting again, believing that each can 'convert' the other.
(p. 30-36)
Note: Includes a set of discussion questions at the end of the work.
Revolution at Joe's, Stanley J. Stewart , 1963 single work drama young adult
A gang of rude and selfish teenagers is shocked when one of their group converts to Christianity. The owner of the local milkbar, however, is interested in what Johnnie has learned, and takes up the offer of going along with him to a church service - so long as they can 'sit in the back seat'!
(p. 37-46)

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Alternative title: Australian Plays and Sketches No. 2 : Items for All Ages for Church and Sunday School Use
Last amended 26 Feb 2009
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