The core of Johnston's humanist liberalism is the claim that the purpose of political and social arrangements should be to empower individuals to be effective agents. Drawing on and modifying the theories of John Rawls, Michael Walzer, Ronald Dworkin, Joseph Raz, Amartya Sen, and others, Johnston explains how this purpose can be realized in a world in which human beings hold fundamentally different conceptions of the ends of life. His humanist liberalism responds constructively to feminist, neo-Marxist, and other criticisms while remaining faithful to the core values of the liberal tradition.
Acclaimed playwright Noel Greig, has recreated these well-known tales for the stage with wit and imagination. All three plays have been performed throughout the UK by Tangere Arts, winning a Time Out Critics' Choice Award.
Teachers, youth theatres and amateur groups working with young performers will use this collection time and again for productions, drama classes and workshops - whether for one performer or many.
Suitable for children aged 7+
The simple form and language of the plays belie their theatrical and psychological sophistication.
' a powerful poetic drama, an epic fable for our times.' **** Independent
A Tasty Tale (Hansel and Gretel)
' Delicious moments... fashioned into a rhyming feast.' **** Time Out
Hood in the Wood (Little Red Riding Hood)
' a first-rate piece of storytelling that will make children squeal with terrified delight and parents shiver with recognition. ' **** Guardian