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14 unusual short original duologues. Heather Stephens has written layered, thought provoking and unusual short original duologues to provide new material for speech and drama festival candidates in the 8 -14 year age range. The scenes have also been widely used for junior acting examinations and in a variety of school situations and theatrical applications.

Challenging topics in Pears include the emotive issues of child migration – ‘Blondie’, ‘The Outback Institution’ and bullying – ‘Bullies’, whilst other scenes examine friendship – ‘The Best of Friends’, ‘The Row’ and envy – ‘Never the Bridesmaid’.

New duologues adaptations of part scenes from the classic play, Peace by Aristophanes and the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens are also included.