: New York: Penguin Books, 1982 (first published in 1951)
Quick reading paper-back form of the entire play with preface and afterward. In doing this unit, a must because you must familiarize yourself with the play first.
Lerner, Alan J. and Loewe, Frederick.
My Fair Lady
: New York: Signet Books, 1958
A lively musical based on Pygmalion by Shaw. In it you can see the detailed similarity but you will appreciate the beautiful lyrics and can practically see the staging as you read.
Playmaking with Children
: New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1957
This book is a bible of dramatic projects to attempt with children. In it, the author explores experiences in dramatic play with children from kindergarten through Junior High School. The contents contain improvisations, playmaking hints and literature, creative plays based on stories and gives the teacher’s role in playmaking.
Lerner, Alan Jay.
The Street Where I Live
. W.W. Norton & Co., 1978
Personal biography of three great shows. In it Mr. Lerner goes through the hardships and triumphs of writing and Staging
My Fair Lady
. The section on “My Fair Lady” is very interesting and the reading is done with ease.
Theater In My Head
: Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1971
This book is a testament to actual workshops that were conducted for young children in New York City. The purpose was to help them learn via dramatic play. The author has a marvelous grip on the problems encountered when doing such a project. Also the sensitivity and imaginations of youngsters are fully appreciated after reading this book. The games and suggestions within are very helpful.
Improvisation for the Theater
: Illinois: University Press, 1963
Although written in the sixties, the worth of this book should not be understated. Throughout you can see the use of games, story-telling, folk dance and dramatics as a tool for teaching. It is an important handbook for the classroom teacher.