The American Place Theatre’s Literature to Life® presentation of
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Adapted and Directed by Wynn Handman
This stage adaptation features verbatim portions of the National bestseller, The Kite Runner—the first novel about contemporary Afghanistan written in English. This one-man show dramatically portrays the relationship of two boys—Amir, a privileged Pashtun, and Hassan, a Hazara servant. Surprising events occur with the backdrop of 1970s Afghanistan in turmoil during this intense story.
Mature material; depicted tastefully.
California Content Standards easily applied in your classroom:
- 9-10.EN.3.6: Analyze and trace an author’s development of time and sequence, including the use of complex literary devices (e.g., foreshadowing, flashbacks).
- 9-12.AR.TH.4.2: Report on how a specific actor used drama to convey meaning in his or her performances.
- 11-12.EN.3.2: Analyze the way in which the theme or meaning of a selection represents a view or comment on life, using textual evidence to support the claim.
LESSON PLAN IDEA: Students analyze characters and portions of the book omitted from the live performance. What parts impacted the story? Were the characters or scenes missed? Discuss.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 9:30am
60 minutes with post-show discussion
(canceled)Study Guide (PDF)
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