Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry.

Think about some of the differences between the story as written in the book and as enacted as a play on stage. Such differences might include the order of events in the plot, the inclusion or exclusion of some events or characters,

1. Describe with succinctness and clarity two major examples of differences you notice from the end of the book as compared to the end of the play as enacted on stage. State each of the two differences in 40 to 60 words, using full sentences to communicate clearly.

First Difference (5 points) (40 to 60 words):

Second Difference (5 points) (40 to 60 words):

2. For each of the two differences above, use 60 to 80 words to describe how you imagined it when you read the book and before you saw the performance of the play.

3. Choose one of the differences you described above and a) describe how it changed the story, b) state which version (book or play) you preferred, and c) describe why you preferred that version. Use 90 to 120 words to answer all three questions–a, b, and c–dividing up the words as you wish. (15 points)




4. Describe why you think these changes were made for the stage adaptation. Write your answer using from 80 to 100 words. (15 points)