The Story Behind ... Too Much Punch for Judy (Paperback)
In this new edition the original images of the actual accident wreckage are included. It also includes numerous updates and improvements on the first.
'This book was enthralling from start to finish. Not only does it give a clear insight into how Too Much Punch for Judy evolved, it reminds you of the energy and integrity true drama can bring. Without exaggerating Mark Wheeller's page turner inspired me to give up my leadership duties and get back into the drama studio with my amazing students. Even if you do not discover your Road to Damascus moment you'll be a lot clearer about Too Much Punch for Judy '
Andy - Amazon Review from the First edition of the book.
Too Much Punch For Judy is one of, (or perhaps even) the most performed contemporary plays, performed 6026 times to April 2018. Messages from students, studying the play, asking Mark Wheeller about its background sparked the idea for this unique book.
In this new edition the original images of the actual accident wreckage are included. It also includes:
- Social and historical information on how and why the play came to be
developed, including original diary extracts from Mark Wheeller
- Ideas on how to stage the seemingly impossible accident scene
- Improvisation ideas used with the original cast to enhance performance
- The story of Judy (the person and the play) during, and after the play
I thoroughly recommend this to other teachers, students, practitioners. It is fantastic to see a resource that will benefit both teacher and student in staging this play. As with 'Drama Schemes, ' the book is well laid out, an engaging and insightful read.
Olivia Murphy - Drama and Performing Arts teacher - Bitterne Park School, Hampshire