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Jayanarayan, Vijay Shanker (Indian playwright, teacher, 1956-____), “Indian playwright, teacher, 1956-____ (Indian playwright, teacher, 1956-____) “Silent Woody,”

a 30-minute children’s drama in English, set in a jungle, India,

4m or 4f (all children, variable cast+extras)

; • © 2003 by Vijay Shanker Jayanarayan; • in Vijay Shanker Jayanarayan’s Silent Woody (Tamil Nadu, India: The Author, 2003) ; • script/rights available from Vijay Shanker Jayanarayan, # 1 Kanniah Nagar, B-Palayam, East Coast Road, Tamil Nadu, India 605104, e-mail satsanga@satyam.net.in, telephone (home) 91-413-655879. • Cited by Vijay Shanker Jayanarayan via ftp April 25, 2002; Jayanarayan says,

§ Dramatis Personae _____ (m or f), 5, _____; _____ (m or f), 6, _____; _____ (m or f), 9, _____; The Lion (m or f), 10, King of the jungle.

§ Synopsis “Animals are having a Millennium bash. They organise a function to give various awards to animals in the jungle. Several animals receive awards. The Lion, being the King of the jungle, is shocked when a tree, “Silent Woody,” wins the main award.

§ Comment “All children should be preferably of ages between 5 and 10. Gender is unimportant. Single scene, animal costumes, a leafy tree, music, songs, etc. The play conveys the message that the tree is the most important member of the jungle, and convinces the furious Lion as well as the audience. The story creates greater awareness about forest conservation. The play uses the jungle to teach children about the environmental value of trees.”

§ Themes anthropopathy, award, children, India, jungle, Millennium party, singing.
 

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