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Wind in the Willows: The Motor Car



Characters from the classic Kenneth Grahame children’s 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 One’s 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.

Suggested Uses:

  • 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

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