Wind in the Willows: The Motor Car
Description:Characters from the classic Kenneth Grahame childrens story come to life onstage. In this excerpt, Toad, Otter, Mole, and Rat go for a picnic at the high road. When they see an automobile, most of the animals are frightened, but Toad is fascinated. The next thing you know, he has gone wild for motorcars, and his friends suspect that it can only mean trouble. The excerpt is from the KET production of Stage Ones adaptation of Wind in the Willows. The entire program is 90 minutes long and includes an introductory segment showing how a stage production is captured for television.
- to explore elements of performance and production
- to compare/contrast characters
- to discuss turning literature into drama and transforming a stage play into a television production
Lesson plans using this resource:
- Comparing Technical Elements (4-8)
Students compare two dramatic excerpts and plan a production of a folktale, legend, or fable.
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