Communication

We have a long experience of publishing textbooks for the Danish folkeskole and gymnasium (high school) and in writing and directing drama and musicals.

Textbooks
Drama and Musicals
Voice-overs
Collaboration

Textbooks

We provide consultant and advisory services for Danish publishers of English materials. These include advice on quality, content, level, and lay-out for teaching materials, as well as collaborating on, editing, and proof-reading all materials in English, including, for example, commercial ads, tourist brochures and books and scripts of all kinds

The following books are our own publications for the teaching of English in Denmark, many of the earlier ones now being hard to find. (DR = Radio Denmark)

1974 Church Going to Crow (book + tape, Gyldendal) – modern English poetry anthologygi
1976 Recent English Poetry (radio + book, DR)
1976 London’s Underground/Petticoat Lane (radio + book, DR)
1977 Football (radio + book, DR)
1977 Seamus Heaney (radio + book, DR)
1977 Ireland (radio + book, DR)
1978 At School in England (Gyldendal)
1978 Scotland, Union or Independence (radio + TV + book, DR)
1978 The East End of London (radio + book, DR)
1979 Meet The Danes (book + tape, AVC)
1979 Radio Write-In (book + tape, AVC)
1979 English Schools (radio + book, DR)
1979 Every Song I Sing (book + tape, Gyldendal) – song anthology
1980 Margaret Drabble (radio + book, DR)
1980 The English Way of Life (book + 7 TV, DR)
1981 What About England? (book + 3 TV, DR) – social analysis
1981 Seven New Ages (book + band, Gyldendal)- poetry anthology
1981 Meet The Danes Again (book + tape, Kaleidoscope)
1982 Buy, Buy (book + tape, Kaleidoscope) – adverts analysed
1984 India and the English (book + tape, DR)
1984 West Ham United (book + radio, DR) – incl. interview on business and apprenticeship
1984 Christmas in England (book + tape, Kaleidoscope)
1985 Article on English poet Roger McGough in Dictionary of Literary Biography (Gale Research, USA)
1985 Enten-Eller (Musagetes) – exercise book in synonyms
1986 Full Circle (Gyldendal) – poetry anthology
1987 Rockaby/Act Without Words (book, DR) Samuel Beckett biography and playtexts
1987 The Other Washington (book DR) – the 17 other Washingtons in the USA.
1987 Green Eggs and Bottles (Munksgaard) – English reader
1988 Blackbird Fly (book + 5 radio, DR) – black women in the USA
1990 Jesse James (Munksgaard) – English reader
1990 Finding Our Strength, South Africa Today (Gyldendal)
1991 New York, New York (Munksgaard) – English reader
1991 This is London (Munksgaard) – anthology
1992 Chico Mendes (Munksgaard) – English reader
1992 Teaching English in Denmark (DATE)
1994 JIT (Kaleidoscope) – feature film and book on Zimbabwe
1995 A Christmas Carol (for 8th-10th grade) edited & recorded version of Dickens’ classic (Kaleidoscope).
1997 Nelson Mandela and the New South Africa (book + film + tape, Alinea)
1998 New England, Crucible of the USA (Munksgaard) – anthology
1999 Schools in England (3 radio programmes, DR)
2002 Hands-on Fantasy (Alinea) – creative writing in this genre for 7th-9th grade
2003 Hands-on Crime Fiction (Alinea) – creative writing in this genre for 7th-9th grade
2003 Wings for 3rd grade – Daffi the Dragon (Alinea) – nnew teaching system for beginner English
2004 Wings FreeStyle – The Big Five (Alinea) – English reader on South Africa
2005 Wings for 4th grade – SOS-Save Our Sam (Alinea)
2007-09 Sarin series by Benni Bødker (beginner English, Alinea)
2007- Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith (Easy Readers, Alinea)

09           Talking to Strangers by Anne Cassidy (Easy Readers, Alinea)

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Easy Readers, Alinea) all simplified readers

2009    Hands-on Poetry (Alinea) – creative writing in this genre for 7th-9th grade

2011    Focus on Black History (Alinea) (book + CD) for 7th-9th grade

 

Drama

We have written and produced various dramas in Danish including Everyman, N.F.S. Grundtvig, and Church History in 10½ episodes

We have also written and produced various musicals in Danish including Cinderella, The Snow Queen, and Homer’s Odyssey.

Among our musicals in English are:

Hamlet – The Rock Musical (music by Anders Aare), performed at Shakespeare Globe Theatre, London (1994).

The Mind of God (music by Anders Aare) – religious myths, parables, and events from the whole world – performed at the National Theatre of South Africa, Pretoria (1998)

We have also written and produced in Danish six 1-hour Bible-based musicals for 5 to 15-year-olds on Ruth, David, Peter, Paul, Easter Musical, Christmas Musical.

Voice-overs

We offer the following services, where Edward is an English native speaker with long experience of:

  • Commercials for movie- TV- or radiospots, a variety of voices available
  • Commentaries for movie, TV or radio, from informative to action films
  • Lipsynch dubbing/voices for cartoons/movies

Collaboration

In collaboration with composer John Høybye Edward has written libretti for:

The Little Mermaid – Hans Christian Andersen’s story. Published by Wilhelm Hansen, Denmark 2007, CD by ExLibris/Gyldendal (EXLCD 3021)

Hope – an Easter meditation, published by Cantando Music, Norway 2007

The Magic Paint Brush – published by Cantando Music, Norway 2008

(commissioned for 8th World Symposium of Choral Music in Copenhagen 2008)

Celebrate, All Heaven and Earth (3 Christmas Songs) – published by Cantando Music, 2008

The Arrow and the Song (texts by Longfellow, Shakespeare, and Broadbridge) – published (with CD) by Cantando Music, Norway 2008

Maria Conceived – (on Mary, mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene, published (with CD) by Cantando Music 2009

Where does peace come from? (a peace cantata) – published by Gehrmans Musikforlag 2014

Psalm 151 – (on the Creation/God and Man) 2016

The Bell – (and Christian Andersen’s short story about the bell that all can hear but no one can find) 2017

 

 

 

 

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