We've based the design of the book on professional script format (it's full manuscript-sized 8.5 x 11 for easy reading
and production work). It's coil bound so that the pages lie flat and, best of all, it's FULLY REPRODUCIBLE!
Teachers can make scripts for the classes and work on a unit at a time!
Here's what some people in the know have said about the books, TEN PLAYS for the ESL/EFL CLASSROOM and TEN
MORE PLAYS FOR THE ESL/EFL CLASSROOM:
"I wanted to let you know how great your two pulbications are for teaching theater. I used both of them last semester
and my students could not get enough! In fact, one of my ESL students decided to take an acting course this semester...He
realizes that acting will help him gain a sense of self as well as other practical skills."
Fresno State College
"Just a note to say I used the Carkin book (Ten Plays for the ESL/EFL Classroom) at the high school level with
some intermediate students who clamored for more! It is just great!"
Barbara Elias - TESOL-Drama Group
Holly Dilatush, teaching at the Institute of Foreign Language Education at the Catholic University of Korea writes:
"150+ students from my classes participated in performances --- we did readings and partial performances of THE OFFICE
and THE BIRTHDAY GIFT in class -- and then assigned oral midterm for all but one class to CHOOSE from 6 plays...and to perform
it for midterms...we had rehearsal opps and lessons geared toward these plays incorporated into pre-midterm activities." (Later)
"I've asked 143 of my students several questions, one being about identifying, describing, ONE activity from the past semester
that was their favorite and most helpful for their English language learning -- and why. Several students have already responded,
and all but one of them listed a drama activity -- especially the play they performed at midterm -- as their favorite!
Students calling a midterm their favorite learning experience is not a norm in my experience!
Julie O'Sullivan, co-author with Ann F. Burke of STAGE BY STAGE
(Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH):
"In true Case and Wilson flair - I love them!"
"These kinds of scripts are exactly what ESL teachers need as they are short, easy to understand (with a little help
from the teacher of course),
and they're fun!"
"A wonderful book."