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Arthur; No Acting Please; Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending

08/07/2009

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Series
Arthur
Program
No Acting Please; Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending
Program Number

1305; 158B; 157A

Series Description

Each of the Arthur episodes consists of two independent stories that focus on themes and events central to children's lives. Whether it's facing down a bully, worrying about a new teacher, or being the very last person on earth to lose his baby teeth, Arthur and his friends manage to solve their third-grade dilemmas with imagination, kindness and a lot of humor. "What children love about Arthur is that he feels real to them," says Carol Greenwald, WGBH executive producer. "The emotions he experiences are universal. When Arthur triumphs over something, kids think they can, too. "The series will build on that sense of empowerment by showing how Arthur and his friends use effective, age-appropriate, problem-solving skills. Bringing a book-based series like Arthur to public television will also promote reading and writing skills. Series release date: 10/1996

Program Description

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No Acting Please, 158B

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman guest-stars as director Will Toffman in this episode about theater and the arts. When Fern lands a role in the Elwood City community production of “It Began With a Whistle,” she fears she’s not talented enough to be a star actress. But Will Toffman teaches Fern how to have fun, be herself and truly shine.

Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending, 157A

Finally, the final volume of the Henry Screever series, The Knights of the Bouillabiasse, is out. Prunella and Marina compete to see who can finish the book the fastest. But the two friends learn that speed-reading doesn’t always pay off.

Duration

00:28:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Children's
Topics
Social Issues
Creators
CINAR (Series Producer)
Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Arthur; No Acting Please; Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending,” 08/07/2009, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_895026D4DD9F4CBBB61B140BAFA81249.
MLA: “Arthur; No Acting Please; Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending.” 08/07/2009. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_895026D4DD9F4CBBB61B140BAFA81249>.
APA: Arthur; No Acting Please; Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_895026D4DD9F4CBBB61B140BAFA81249
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