by Erica Forlin and Federica Guerretta. Illustration and graphic design Luna Colombini

A manual about theatre? This is much more! It’s a story about an imaginary world, creative and charming, where animals and children live toghether discovering different jobs and attitudes.  Isn’t it exactly what theatre is?! In the first part there is the storytelling, guided by four children on holiday in a small town called Canovaccio (“plot script”). They meet many friends, all animals with different features, who become part of their secret plan: create a theatre in the wood. This narrative expedient  introduce the different aspect and roles in theatre and teach to children  how it works. In the second part of the book, there are activities and games that let the children experience to be a scriptwriter. The book is suggested for children from 8 years old on.