Children's Theatrical Studio "Five A.M."
The new stage musical art fusion
"HOW THE CAMEL GOT HIS HUMP BACK"
.....OW this is the next tale, and it tells how the Camel got his big hump.
In the beginning of years, when the world was so new and all, and the Animals were just beginning to work for Man, there was a Camel, and he lived in the middle of a Howling Desert because he did not want to work; and besides, he was a Howler himself. So he ate sticks and thorns and tamarisks and milkweed and prickles, most 'scruciating idle; and when anybody spoke to him he said 'Humph!' Just 'Humph!' and no more….
Camel - Peter, 9
Djinn – Kate, 9
Horse – Zoe, 7
Dog – Stacey, 9
Cow – Maria, 8
Korney Ivanovich Chukovsky (19 (31) March 1882 – 28 October 1969) was one of the most popular children's poets in the Russian language. His catchy rhythms, inventive rhymes and absurd characters have invited comparisons with the American children's author Dr. Seuss. Chukovsky's poems Tarakanishche ("The Monster Cockroach"), Krokodil ("The Crocodile"), Telefon ("The Telephone") and Moydodyr ("Wash-'em-Clean") have been favourites with many generations of Russian-speaking children.
Lines from his poems, in particular Telefon, have become universal catch-phrases in the Russian media and everyday conversation. He adapted the Doctor Dolittle stories into a book-length Russian poem as Doktor Aybolit ("Dr. Ow-It-Hurts"), and translated a substantial portion of the Mother Goose canon into Russian as Angliyskiye Narodnyye Pesenki ("English Folk Rhymes"). He was also an influential literary critic and essayist.
Admission to event is free.
This event is devoted to Korney Chukovsky, the name says it all. To make this event more memorable for your child, please take time and do some homework. We expect every young participant to recite four lines of his/her favorite Chukovsky’s poem.
Kids can perform in duet or trio, with Mam, or Dad, or grandparent, or nanny, or sister, or a friend, or in any way he or she likes. 6 or 8 lines will be, of course, even better than 4 lines but “4 with Mom” is a must. If you let us know in advance, we can prepare for your child a picture or two to be shown on a screen.
We refer to the edition “Всемирная детская библиотека”. Корней Чуковский. Стихи и сказки. М, «Планета детства» 1999.This time we decided to ease the “assignment” procedure. Here follows a list of Chukovsky’s poems.
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Write your child’s name and age against the name of the poem that you are planning to perform. Thank you.
Радость (Nicolas, 6 and Elya, 3)
Головастики (Наталья + внуки/внучки)
Закаляка (Антошка, 3 года с мамой или папой)
Обжора (Иван, 7 лет)
Черепаха (Наталья + внуки/внучки)
Муха в бане
Английские народные песенки:
Котауси и мауси
Муха-Цокотуха (Мириам, 5 лет и мама)
Мойдодыр (Alya, 3 and Daniel, 5)
Что сделала Мура…
Айболит (Майлс, 3 года, с мамой)
Айболит и воробей
Топтыгин и лиса
Топтыгин и луна
Федорино горе (Ariella, 5 and Nathan,4)
Телефон (Адриан, 3 года, с мамой)
Путаница (Александра, 7 лет)
Reminder: parent's homework required.
We expect each parent to review Chukovsky's "From two to five" once again and read one little scene to our audience. Please explain why you chose this particular episode.