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Zap

By Paul Fleischman

“High-school theater departments willing to experiment with something new might try this as an alternative to the same old reruns of Grease and Romeo and Juliet.” —Kirkus Reviews

Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman has considered the advice of performers and producers in this refreshed and thoroughly updated edition of a high-school tour de force. When high school drama departments are not dusting off the old classics—over and over—they are constantly in search of new material. But what play could possibly suit the sound bite attention span of kids who flit from text messages to social networks throughout their day? Cue the lights for Zap, a nonstop farce that juxtaposes seven different plays—performed simultaneously—with comic genius. An extensive author’s note provides information and insight on the plays and playwrights spoofed in Zap.

  • Paul Fleischman wrote Zap to give high school drama students a break from Romeo and Juliet and Grease - and then he listened to those students. Ten years later, he's revised the play to be even better suited to today's high school stage.
  • This revised edition includes a lengthy author's note in which Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman discusses his inspirations - all seven of them - for this play.
  • A light but erudite, hilariously literary read.

About the author

Paul Fleischman won a Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. He is the author of numerous books, including picture books, young adult fiction, poetry, plays, and nonfiction. Paul Fleischman lives in Santa Cruz.

ISBN: 9780763680138
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2015
Dimensions: 127 x 184mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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