The Bookbinder

Artist: Trick of the Light Theatre
Wellington, New Zealand

Tumble through pages of wonder and adventure in a story of mystery, magic, and mayhem for curious children and adventurous adults…the award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre weaves storytelling, shadow play, and puppetry together to tell the enthralling and sometimes eerie tale of The Bookbinder.

Experience: Literature; Storytelling; Shadow play | Length: 55 minutes | Grades: 4 and Up | Venue: Engineered Air Theatre
Join Us: Kids with mobility impairment or visual impairment
English Language Arts:

Discover and Explore: experiment with language and forms (oral texts)
Use Strategies and Cues: structure, inferences and predictions
Respond to Texts: narrative, dramatic performance, original fairy tale
Construct Meaning from Texts: characters, events, setting, human nature, themes.
Appreciate Artistry of Texts
Understand Forms, Elements, and Techniques: structure, events, settings, narrator, point of
view, plot development; sound, text, and image combinations

Fine Arts – Art:

Reflection: visual qualities of objects (materials, forms, function)
Depiction: qualities and details (tone, light, details), actions and viewpoint (size interchange,
shading, shadows)
Expression: special events can be visually recorded, subject matter (fantasy, people)
Media and Techniques: sculpture (paper art), technological arts (shadow puppets; light sources,

Fine Arts – Drama:

Dramatic Movement: characterization, space
Storytelling Skills and Story Theatre: speaking skills: flexibility, rhythm, mood, expression, colour,
energy; empathy through hearing stories: listening.


Grade 4: Light and Shadows

Study Guides: (download link coming soon)
Additional Resources: Artist's Website | Preview Video

Show Times

Wednesday, May 23 at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, May 23 at 12:30 PM
Thursday, May 24 at 10:30 AM
Thursday, May 24 at 12:30 PM
Friday, May 25 at 12:30 PM
Friday, May 25 at 6:00 PM - Pyjama Party!
Saturday, May 26 at 2:30 PM