The purpose of this book is to explain how the rich world of Folk Literature may be used as material by children from which to create plays for puppets, pantomimes, pageants, ballets, tableaux, and shadows. The character of each of these dramatic media is described in turn and the techniques of group play writings are discussed. There are ten original plays and scenarios in the book, each molded from a not too familiar folk tale, and each play is in a different dramatic medium. Prefatory notes, covering problems of choice, construction, staging, etc., accompany each play. An extensive list of carefully selected and recommended books in the fields of stage technique and folk literature concludes the volume.