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National Theatre Playscripts: Emil and the Detectives

Backstage, on the stage, in the classroom

Adaptor Carl Miller and Author Erich Kastner

Suitable for:  KS3 (11-14) students, English teachers/coordinators, Heads of English, Heads of Drama, Drama teachers/coordinators

Price:  £10.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-841840-5
Publication date: 21/06/2018
Paperback: 136 pages
Dimensions: 216x170mm

Availability: In stock.

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Working in partnership with the National Theatre, these playscripts bring the theatre alive in the classroom. Each play has been carefully selected for maximum impact, the activities and teaching support are underpinned by trusted National Theatre strategies and approaches, and the performance images show how the play is brought to life on stage.


  • High quality contemporary drama titles and fresh adaptations of classic texts that will engage students and draw them into the action
  • Activities written by National Theatre practitioners that draw on trusted strategies and approaches and combine a focus on English skills with consideration of the play as a production
  • Vibrant performance photos and a 'Making the play' chapter show how the play is brought to life on stage and provide students with a connection to the production
  • Interviews with directors, designers, playwrights and authors enable students to explore how the production is created

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