Author: Jessica Swale

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781848420373

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 122

View: 421

'A truly amazing little book. Don't let its size fool you; it's packed full of good things' ReviewsGate.com on Drama Games for Classrooms and Workshops Jessica Swale is a director, workshop leader and educator. She is Artistic Director of Red Handed Theatre Company, works regularly with the National Theatre, Out of Joint and various drama schools, and leads theatre projects in developing countries for Youth Bridge Global.
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A Teacher's Handbook

Author: Viola Spolin

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810140042

Category: Education

Page: 233

View: 8900

Describes the rules and purpose of rhythmic movement games, space walks, transformation, sensory, and mirror games, and suggests storytelling activities
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Author: David Farmer

Publisher: David Farmer

ISBN: 184753841X

Category: Education

Page: 81

View: 6082

Gain access to a personal collection of 101 highly effective drama games and activities suitable for children or adults. Sections include improvisation, mime, ice-breakers, group dynamics, rehearsal, story-telling, voice and warm-ups.
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Author: David Farmer

Publisher: David Farmer

ISBN: 1479343021

Category: Education

Page: 138

View: 6596

'...bubbles over with imaginative ideas which could be used to good effect by non-specialist as well as seasoned drama teachers. Excellent resource for primary, secondary and other drama teachers.' - Teaching Drama Magazine, Spring 2013. '..this book cheered me up. Buy it and smile. There will be a lot of laughter in your classroom.' - Drama Magazine, Spring 2013. This sequel to the best-selling 101 Drama Games and Activities contains inspirational and engaging games and exercises suitable for children, young people and adults. The activities can be used in drama lessons and workshops as well as during rehearsal and devising periods. The book includes lively and fun warm-up games, as well as activities to develop concentration, focus and team building. The drama strategies can be used as creative tools to explore themes and characters. There are dozens of ideas for developing improvisation (which can be extended over several sessions). There are many new activities for exploring storytelling skills as well as mime and movement.
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Author: Jessica Swale

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN: 9781848423466

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 2576

'I wish I'd had this book when I was starting out as a young director... I cannot recommend it highly enough.' Marianne Elliott, from her Foreword This dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book in the bestselling Drama Games series offers dozens of ideas and exercises to energise and inspire a bold, creative rehearsal process for any play, of any period or genre. Aimed at directors of all levels, it covers every aspect of rehearsal, including: Warm-up exercises to prepare the body, voice and mind, and to create a strong ensemble Ideas for approaching the text, tackling the 'Story of the Play' A wealth of games for unlocking the 'World of the Play', including developing characters, finding a physical style, understanding genre and investigating themes Suggestions for exploring sound and music, whether for use in the production or simply to encourage a sense of fun in rehearsals This essential 'go-to' book will provide you with a host of original and illuminating games, perfect for the play you're rehearsing, be it Shakespeare or Greek tragedy, a Restoration comedy, physical theatre, Modern Naturalism - or even a brand new play. Marianne Elliott, one of the most innovative and exciting directors working anywhere in the world, describes it as a 'beautiful, and very ��clearly written book' which will become her 'constant companion in future'.
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Author: Augusto Boal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134498519

Category: Games

Page: 336

View: 369

Games for Actors and Non-Actors is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary Method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone – actors and non-actors alike! This thoroughly updated and substantially revised second edition includes: two new essays by Boal on major recent projects in Brazil Boal's description of his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company a revised introduction and translator's preface a collection of photographs taken during Boal's workshops, commissioned for this edition new reflections on Forum Theatre.
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A New Approach to Drama Training

Author: Clive Barker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408125196

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

View: 3266

A practical guide to using theatre games for actor training which includes a DVD with original footage of the author putting the techniques into action.
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A Program of Workshops and Dramatic Sketches for Students

Author: Betty Keller

Publisher: Meriwether Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 175

View: 9978

Provides workshop activities and dramatic sketches for student actors.
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Author: Katherine Zachest

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848425613

Category:

Page: 352

View: 9405

From the bestselling Drama Games series, this dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book - packed with over 200 individual games - is perfect for teachers, playgroup leaders and drama facilitators who want to inspire and entertain children, aged 3 and up, with vibrant and engaging drama experiences. The book includes 40 complete and easy-to-follow lesson plans that can be implemented with little prior preparation - all appropriate for exploring the curriculum or running extra-curricular workshops. The action-packed sessions will transport you and your group to enchanted forests, pirate ships, bustling farmyards or the bottom of the sea, via magic-carpet rides or a journey through outer space. They incorporate vocal exercises, mime and movement, nursery rhymes and fairytales, character development, costumes, songs and music, puppetry, art and text work. Also included is advice on preparing sessions, and a template lesson plan. The most comprehensive and practical drama resource ever published for anyone working with young children (including parents!), the book offers material that will engage any child, from the most reticent to the supremely confident. It is an ideal way to explore and encourage skills of creativity, self-expression, tolerance, mutual respect, problem-solving and communication, in a safe, non-threatening environment. 'Tapping into a child's ability to play is the way to educate our children and inspire them to learn. Katherine Zachest understands this and her book is a fantastic tool with which to do it.' Sally Cookson, from her Foreword
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Active Learning Via Silent, Still Images

Author: Rosalind M. Flynn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544017532

Category:

Page: 66

View: 3535

Tableau is the theatrical technique in which actors freeze in poses that create a picture of one significant moment in the play. Stillness and silence are the hallmarks of Tableau, so it's understandable why this drama strategy appeals to teachers for classroom use! But to really get the most out of Tableau work that enhances the reading of a story, novel, play, or text book, student actors have to do deeper reading, thinking, and rehearsing. This HOW TO guide gives teachers a detailed approach to leading student actors in the creation of effective, productive, artistic, and meaningful use and extension of Tableau drama strategies. Tableau with Lines of Dialogue: Tableau drama activities can be expanded by the creation and incorporation of dialogue. Learn how to enrich the Tableau drama experience by inviting student actors to create dialogue and deepen the inferences they make about what the characters in a Tableau are thinking and feeling. Human Slide Shows are series of Tableau-several frozen pictures presented in chronological order to show what happened first, second, third, etc. in a sequence of events. To create the frozen, silent, concentrated poses, students must think like actors and directors who read to understand events and make artistic choices about how to stage the action so that an audience understands or infers what happens. This guide provides step-by-step instructions, classroom management recommendations, examples from curriculum, reproducible task descriptions, and assessment criteria for use of this arts integrated teaching and learning strategy with students in Grades 3 and up.
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A Director's Handbook

Author: Viola Spolin

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810140028

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 117

View: 6353

This guide gives advice on selecting a play, auditioning a cast, and creating a stage space, shows how to conduct acting workshops, and demonstrates rehearsal techniques.
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Author: Chris Johnston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848420496

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 206

View: 7181

Ninety games and exercises aimed at developing core skills in reluctant participants. Each page features clear instructions on How to Play, notes on the Benefits of the Game, and advice on age range, number of players and timing.
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Author: Paul Rooyackers,Cecilia Bowman

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 9780897932110

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 142

View: 1440

Drama games are not staged plays but a dynamic form in which children explore their minds and the world around them. They can use their play-acting in sensory games, pantomimes, story games with puppets, in creating masks and costumes, and much more. Drama games allow children to get more in touch with themselves and what they want to be, and are a delightful way to discover the freedom, creativity, and expression of acting- and living. The SmartFunActivity series encourage imagination, social interaction, and self-expression in children. To make the books easy to use, games are marked according to appropriate age levels, length of play time, and group size, using helpful icons. Most games are non-competitive and none require special skills or training. The series is widely used in homes, schools, daycare centers, clubs, and summer camp.
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Warm-up Exercises for Actors

Author: Nancy Hurley

Publisher: Meriwether Pub

ISBN: 9781566081641

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 121

View: 8583

A comprehensive collection of warm-up acting games for performers of all ages.
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Author: Glyn Trefor-Jones

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848422858

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 6197

Drama Menu is a brand new concept for planning and delivering dynamic, progressive drama lessons and workshops. Packed with over 150 tried-and-tested theatre games, exercises and improvisation ideas, it’s an essential resource for any drama teacher or workshop leader – guaranteed to deliver delicious drama sessions every time. Simply make a selection from each of the three courses, and your whole drama session will come to life with new-found energy and focus: Appetisers are fast-paced warm-up exercises to energise and enthuse the group; Starters are the intermediary course to challenge the players and encourage creativity; Main Courses provide the central part of the session, culminating in a final performance piece; And a few Desserts are also provided, if you have some space at the end of your session for something sweet. Drama Menu is the recipe book that will relieve the stress of planning lessons and workshops. Now you can get on with what you do best: delivering creative drama sessions that will have your groups hungry for more. Join the online Drama Menu community, browse and share other recommended menus, and download a comprehensive Resource Pack and selection of sound effects, providing everything you need to start playing straight away. www.DramaMenu.com
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Improvisations & Exercises for Developing Acting Skills

Author: Maria C. Novelly

Publisher: Meriwether Publishing

ISBN: 9780916260316

Category: Games

Page: 147

View: 6873

The basics of pantomime, improvisation, voice control, monologues and dialogues presented in game formats with exercises and work sheets.
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Teaching Teenagers Theater

Author: Elizabeth Swados

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0571211208

Category: Education

Page: 273

View: 1189

Discusses aspects of acting, including voice, movement, and improvisation, and examines facets of production, including writing, space, time, music, and choreography, providing related exercises to hone skills and promote creativity.
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Author: David Farmer

Publisher: David Farmer

ISBN: 9781447877325

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 1913

'Learning Through Drama' contains drama strategies and lesson plans for use with primary school children across the curriculum. The book provides guidance to teachers who have never taught drama before but are considering using it in a subject area such as science or history and offers new approaches to those familiar with common drama techniques (such as hot-seating and teacher in role). The book includes 36 drama strategies and over 250 cross-curricular activities, including practical ideas for inspiring speaking, listening and writing. 'This book is a beautifully laid-out, easy to use resource, full of imaginative and practical ideas to help learning become much more memorable and inspirational.' - Hilary Lewis (Drama Consultant). 'Even the well-practiced and creative drama teacher will find something in this book that serves as a refresher, reminder or quite simply a new idea... a must-have publication for those serious about the teaching of drama in primary school settings.' - Teaching Drama magazine.
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Performance Methodologies for Teaching and Learning

Author: Manon van de Water,Mary McAvoy,Kristin Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317628934

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 258

View: 2935

Drama and Education provides a practical, comprehensive guide to drama as a tool for teaching and learning. It is among the first practical drama and performance textbooks that address brain-based, neuroscientific research, making the argument that creativity is necessary in our lives, that embodied learning is natural and essential, and that contextual learning helps us find our place in society in relationship to other peoples and cultures. As well as a historical and theoretical overview of the field, it provides rationale and techniques for several specific methodologies: linear drama, process-oriented drama, drama for social justice, and performance art. Each approach is supplemented with sample lesson plans, activities, ideas for differentiation, and extensive bibliographies. The topics are discussed from five key angles: • Historical and theoretical foundations • Curricular applications • Practical toolkits for a range of classrooms and learning environments • Different strategies for lesson plans • Extension options for longer workshops. Alongside these core methods, the integration of other innovative forms—from performance art to Theatre of the Oppressed—into drama-based learning is explored, as well as the pragmatic concerns such as assessment, planning, and advocacy for arts learning and arts education partnerships. Drama and Education is the comprehensive textbook for teachers and students on Applied Theatre and Theatre and Education courses.
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