ROALD DAHL'S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: A Play by Richard--Adapt. George

ROALD DAHL'S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: A Play

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Prefaced with an endorsement from Dahl, this sixth grade teacher's stage version of the story gets off to a slow start with more narrator's summarizing and characters' exposition than real dramatization, but it soon begins to move briskly with hyper, rat-a-tat conversation faithful to the spirit--and, quite closely, the letter--of the original. Veruca Salt is still disposed of via the garbage chute, Mike Teavee is shrunk by the television, and the controversial Oompa-Loompas still sing and dance--but are described simply as very small people with ""funny long hair."" Staging, prop, and lighting tips appended.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1976
Publisher: Knopf