Running head: “WIZARD OF OZ” AND “JAZZ NUTCRACKER” PLAYS
The Review of “Wizard of Oz” and “Jazz Nutcracker” Plays
Date of Submission
“WIZARD OF OZ” AND “JAZZ NUTCRACKER” PLAYS
Wizard of Oz Play
“Wizard of Oz” is a play that was written and published by Frank Baum in the year1900.
The play is a reflection of the childhood experience in America. The play starts with Dorothy
together with her dog, Toto finding themselves in a new but dangerous land of OZ after they
were swept by the cyclone from Kansas (Bolger et al…, 1939). When her house landed in OZ,
she met the Munchkins who are very scared of her. They suspect that she is a powerful scoreless
especially given the fact that when her house landed it killed the very wicked witch of the east.
Dorothy wants to go home although the good witch of the north does not tell her how to get
home, he only gives her a protective magic kiss and silver shoes. He then sends Dorothy to the
witch of OZ who lives in Emerald city to inquire for directions. There are several kingdoms OZ
with different preferences and rulers. Some of the rulers are good especially the witches from the
north and south while other are bad especially those from the east and west. On her journey,
Dorothy meets different friends each with a different challenge.
Although with challenges, she convinced them that the wizard at the city of Emerald
could resolve their issues and the agreed to follow her (Fricke, Stillman & Scarfone, 1990). The
wizard gives them an impossible mission before he could help them which they are unable to do
and he chases them out. They are unable to defeat the witch of the west.
However, the witch of the north had given Dorothy some protection which prevented the
witch of the west from causing more harm to them. After some struggle, Dorothy was able
through an accident to destroy the witch, and they had a chance to return to the emerald city
joyfully to get their reward (Fricke, Stillman & Scarfone, 1990). The witch of the city of
Emerald who wanted the witch of the west killed and had made promises to them ignored them
for some time when they went and conveyed the message that they had ...