Theater Games for Rehearsal

Book of Theater Games for Rehearsal
Theater Games for Rehearsal is book by N.a, publish by Northwestern University Press with 115 pages. You can read book online free by subscribe to Kindle Unlimited or direct download from the alternative source.
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Isbn : : 0810127490
  • Pages : 115
  • Category : Drama

Gives advice on selecting a play, auditioning a cast, and creating a stage space, shows how to conduct acting workshops, and demonstrates rehearsal techniques.

Drama Games for Rehearsals

Book of Drama Games for Rehearsals
  • Author : Jessica Swale
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • Isbn : : 9781848423466
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Performing Arts

'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'.

Drama Games for Devising

Book of Drama Games for Devising
  • Author : Jessica Swale
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • Isbn : : 9781848420373
  • Pages : 122
  • Category : Performing Arts

'A truly amazing little book. Don't let its size fool you; it's packed full of good things' 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.

101 Drama Games and Activities

Book of 101 Drama Games and Activities
  • Author : David Farmer
  • Publisher : David Farmer
  • Isbn : : 184753841X
  • Pages : 81
  • Category : Education

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.

101 More Drama Games and Activities

Book of 101 More Drama Games and Activities
  • Author : David Farmer
  • Publisher : David Farmer
  • Isbn : : 1479343021
  • Pages : 125
  • Category : Education

'...bubbles over with imaginative ideas... 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 all-new inspirational and engaging games and exercises suitable for children, young people and adults. The activities can be used in teaching 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.

Drama Games for Classrooms and Workshops

Book of Drama Games for Classrooms and Workshops
  • Author : Jessica Swale
  • Publisher : Nick Hern Books
  • Isbn : : 9781848420106
  • Pages : 182
  • Category : Drama

Games for Actors and Non-Actors

Book of Games for Actors and Non-Actors
  • Author : Augusto Boal
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 1134498519
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Games

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.

Theater Games for Rehearsal

Book of Theater Games for Rehearsal
  • Author : Viola Spolin
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Isbn : : 9780810140028
  • Pages : 117
  • Category : Performing Arts

This handbook guides directors and their companies step-by-step through all phases of the rehearsal period. Distilling her lifetime of experience in the theater, Spolin shows in easy-to-follow detail how her techniques can be used for a variety of theater situations.

101 Drama Games for Children

Book of 101 Drama Games for Children
  • Author : Paul Rooyackers
  • Publisher : Hunter House
  • Isbn : : 9780897932110
  • Pages : 142
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies

Everybody enjoys the chance to escape from reality from time to time, to climb inside the skin of another character. This book encourages children and adults to explore their dramatic sides and has playful ideas everyone can get involved with and enjoy. Throughout drama games, children get more in touch with themselves, what they want to be, and what they can do. The games are improvisational, framed to encourage total involvement and cooperation - the participants gain as much as they contribute. Each drama game contains an age guideline, an estimate time of play, and suggestions for the most appropriate type of music. The games can be played by children and adults of all ages, and are flexible enough to be used by parents, teachers, camp leaders, daycare providers, or other group leaders in a variety of settings.

Shakespeare's Heartbeat

Book of Shakespeare's Heartbeat
  • Author : Kelly Hunter
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 1317601416
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Performing Arts

Children on the autistic spectrum experience varying degrees of difficulties; all of which can be understood as a disassociation of mind and body. Expressing feelings, making eye contact, keeping a steady heartbeat and recognizing faces are all part of the autism dilemma which can be poetically explored by Shakespeare. Over ten years, Hunter worked with children on all points of the spectrum, developing drama games for the specific purpose of combatting autism. These unique games, derived from specific moments in the plays, shed new light on how to teach Shakespeare to children, using the drama as an exploration of how it feels to be alive. Shakespeare’s Heartbeat is a step-by-step guide, detailing how to demonstrate, play and share these sensory games. The book includes: Games based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream Games based on The Tempest Tips and advice for playing one-on-one with the children An afterword describing Hunter’s journey from performer and practitioner to creator of this work. Shakespeare’s poetic definitions of seeing, thinking and loving reveal the very processes that children with autism find so difficult to achieve. This book provides an indispensable learning tool for those wishing to encourage children’s eye contact and facial expression, improve their spatial awareness and language skills and introduce them to imaginative play.

The Drama Book

Book of The Drama Book
  • Author : Alice Savage
  • Publisher : Alphabet Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1948492458
  • Pages : 204
  • Category : Foreign Language Study

Everything you need to get dramatic in the classroom This easy-to-use, comprehensive teacher-resource book has lesson plans and practical activities that integrate theater into language learning. Plus ten original scripts so you can put the activities into action immediately! Drama and play scripts can be used to teach pronunciation, pragmatics, and other communication skills, as well as provide grammar and vocabulary practice! Conveniently organized into two parts, Part 1 includes pragmatics mini-lessons, community builders, drama games, and pronunciation activities. There are also lesson plans for producing a play (either fully-staged or as Reader's Theater), as well as guidelines and activities for writing plays to use with (or without students,) and suggestions for integrating academic content. You’ll even find rubrics and evaluation schemes for giving notes and feedback. Part 2 includes 10 original monologues and scripts of varying lengths that can be photocopied and used in the classroom. Specifically designed to feature everyday language and high frequency social interactions, these scenes and sketches follow engaging plot arcs in which characters face obstacles and strive to achieve objectives. With a foreword by Ken Wilson, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in using the performing arts to help students become more confident and fluent speakers.

Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years

Book of Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years
  • Author : David Farmer
  • Publisher : David Farmer
  • Isbn : : 9781447877325
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Education

'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.

The Improv Book

Book of The Improv Book
  • Author : Alison Goldie
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1783196793
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Performing Arts

A smart, witty and accessible guide to the rewarding and joyful practice of improvisation. Classic improv games and variations Telling stories and creating characters Using improv to make theatre and comedy, from monologues to full-scale productions An asset to students and teachers of improvisation in schools, drama schools, higher education and theatre groups, both professional and amateur. It will also be of benefit to organisations and individual readers who want to discover how improv stimulates creativity and confidence in all areas of life. The Improv Book opens up this exciting discipline to a wider audience.

Group Scenes for Young Actors

Book of Group Scenes for Young Actors
  • Author : Jessica Penzias
  • Publisher :
  • Isbn : : 9780578650616
  • Pages : 106
  • Category : Performing Arts

Group Scenes for Young Actors contains 32 three to six-person scenes with themes, characters and subject matter specifically tailored to performers age 7-14. Each scene contains emotional arcs and strong endings to challenge actors and keep audiences engaged, contemporary language that doesn't talk-down to kids, and gender-neutral characters to provide ultimate flexibility. These scenes are ideal as short performance pieces and for use in the classroom. Written by award-winning NYC playwright Jessica Penzias and publsihed by Beat by Beat Press, the world's #1 resource for high-quality theatre resources for young actors.

Drama Games for Those who Like to Say No

Book of Drama Games for Those who Like to Say No
  • Author : Chris Johnston
  • Publisher :
  • Isbn : : 9781848420496
  • Pages : 206
  • Category : Performing Arts

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.

Blue Stockings

Book of Blue Stockings
  • Author : Jessica Swale
  • Publisher : Nick Hern Books
  • Isbn : : 9781848423299
  • Pages : 120
  • Category : Drama

A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women’s suffrage. 1896. Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women. The Girton girls study ferociously and match their male peers grade for grade. Yet, when the men graduate, the women leave with nothing but the stigma of being a 'blue stocking' - an unnatural, educated woman. They are denied degrees and go home unqualified and unmarriageable. In ?Blue Stockings?, Tess Moffat and her fellow first years are determined to win the right to graduate. But little do they anticipate the hurdles in their way: the distractions of love, the cruelty of the class divide or the strength of the opposition, who will do anything to stop them. The play follows them over one tumultuous academic year, in their fight to change the future of education. "Cracking... leaves you astonished at the prejudices these educational pioneers had to overcome." - Guardian "Brings wit and intelligence to a meaty subject." - Evening Standard "Lively and eye-opening." - Independent "Thoughtful and provocative... thoroughly researched and grippingly dramatised." - The Stage "Touching and entertaining... Swale tells the story with both wit and a hint of righteous indignation." - Telegraph Jessica Swale is a director, playwright, 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.

Drama Games & Improvs

Book of Drama Games & Improvs
  • Author : Justine Jones,Mary Ann Kelley
  • Publisher : Meriwether Publishing
  • Isbn : : 9781566081474
  • Pages : 225
  • Category : Performing Arts

Drama Games and Improvs is a Meriwether Publishing publication.

On Stage

Book of On Stage
  • Author : Lisa Bany-Winters
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Isbn : : 1613740913
  • Pages : 240

Covers basic theater vocabulary, puppetry and pantomime, sound effects, costumes, props, and makeup; includes several play scripts.

Nell Gwynn

Book of Nell Gwynn
  • Author : Jessica Swale
  • Publisher : Nick Hern Books
  • Isbn : : 9781848425590
  • Pages : 136
  • Category : Books

London, 1660. King Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is causing stirrings amongst the theatregoers. Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain's most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place in the heart of the King. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the Court? Jessica Swale's exhilarating take on the heady world of Restoration theatre premiered at Shakespeare's Globe, London, in September 2015, before transferring to the West End in February 2016, starring Gemma Arterton.

Drama Menu

Book of Drama Menu
  • Author : Glyn Trefor-Jones
  • Publisher : Nick Hern Books
  • Isbn : : 9781848422858
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Performing Arts

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.