Drama Games for Those Who Like to Say No
A refreshingly original collection of drama games pitched specifically for difficult or reluctant students. These games play with abilities such as mediation, communication, negotiation, assertiveness, and managing emotions. This is an incredibly useful book for use with students and actors of all ages and abilities. Softcover, 205 pp. $22.95.
The games described in this invaluable handbook are all designed to enable anyone involved in acting to develop their technique without inhibition or artificiality. The games are arranged in order of complexity and illustrated with photographs and diagrams. This classic and timeless text now includes a new introduction by Dick McCaw, and a DVD-ROM with video material showing Clive Barker teaching his games in a studio with his own commentary on the footage along with other reflections and writings. Softcover, 229 pp. $36.00.
Drama Games and Acting Exercises
177 games and activities divided into nine chapters: 1) How Creative Drama Can Enliven the Classroom, 2) Warming Up the Actor's Tools, 3) Getting to Know Each Other, 4) Improvisation, 5) Public Speaking Made Easy, 6) Monologues and Duologues, 7) Poetry for Performance, 8) Plays and Scenes, 9) Careers in Drama and Getting Started in the Profession. Softcover, 119 pp. $23.95.
101 Quick-Thinking Games & Riddles for Children
The quick-thinking games in this book will engage and delight students
ages 6 to 10 by bringing fun into the classroom. Softcover, 130 pp.
Drama Games and Improvs: Games for the Classroom and Beyond
Justine Jones & Mary Ann Kelley
This handy book provides a semester-long curriculum of drama games
and improvs, classroom-tested and proven to be intellectually stimulating
and creatively successful. You'll find it useful for a variety of creative
situations--the drama classroom, rehearsals, or as creative prompts
for original student plays. Softcover, 223 pp. $24.95.
Acting Alone: A Drama Teacher's Monologue Survival Kit
In reading Acting Alone, you - the drama teacher - will
acquire a whole new way of looking at monologues and their multiplicity
of uses in the
classroom. You may choose to create a small unit devoted to monologue
work in order
to prepare your students for audition situations, or you may choose to
use monologues to teach units on character development, movement, voice,
writing and directing. Softcover, 124 pp. $19.95.
Games for Language Learning
Andrew Wright, David Betterridge & Michael Buckby
This completely revised edition of the 'classic' title Games for
Language Learning has been restructured to enable busy teachers
to navigate it with ease and select the activities most suitable
for each of their classes.
The games can be integrated easily into existing coursework. There
is a new section on solo games for independent learners and the games
selected to cater for a variety of learning styles.
Softcover, 193 pp. $28.95.
112 Acting Games
This is a comprehensive collection of performance-tested theatre games
for learning and acting skills. The games are designed to help develop
a variety of performance skills, including: body awareness, memorization,
motor skills, trust, nonverbal communication and observation. This is
a perfect resource for use in the classroom. Softcover, 237 pp. $17.95.
More Theatre Games for Young Performers
Teaching and learning good acting skills have never been so easy
or so much fun! All of the basic concepts of pantomime, improvisation,
character development, voice and body control are presented in game
format. Experienced theatre arts teachers and actors share valuable
tips in using theatre games to improve both in the classroom and
on-stage. Softcover, 227 pp. $17.95.
Play-Acting: A Guide to Theatre Workshops
Whether from the starting-point of Japanese Butoh, Shakespearean verse-speaking,
children's games, or African rhythms, this collection of exercises and games
will help to bring together groups to explore ideas and themes through performance.
Actors, teachers, and directors will all benefit from this wonderful guide to
Softcover, 188 pp. $20.50.
101 Movement Games for Children
This third book in the SmartFun series (which also includes 101 Dance Games for
Children, and 101 Drama Games for Children) offers a large selection of
noncompetitive games which focus on pure movement, rather than dance or music, and
stress excitement, humour, challenge, surprise and cooperation.
Edward Gorey's Dracula: A Toy Theatre
A magnificent toy theatre based on the set and costume designs of Edward
Gorey for his award-winning Broadway production of Dracula. These die-cut,
scored, and perforated
fold-ups and fold-outs include a full cast of eight (fifteen figures
in all), bits and pieces of furniture and props, and three sturdy,
sort-of-three-dimensional 16x12" sets, one for each act. Paper cut-outs
in a box set, $29.95.
Can of Squirms -- Primary/Elementary
A role-playing game of fun and discovery. Each can comes with a Leader Guide
both to help facilitate the mechanics of the game, and to provide discussion question
to extend the learning opportunities. For each level, the Can of Squirms game encourage
self-discovery through dialogue; while the intermediate, junior high, and high school
cans include "squirm situations" that focus on dialogues between people,
the primary/elementary version of the game sets up dialogues between the child and
an animal. Teachers are also encouraged to develop their own "squirm situations"
which may them be added to the can.
$24.95 P/J (1999).
- Can of Squirms -- Intermediate (1999) - $19.95.
- Can of Squirms -- Junior High (1999) - $19.95.
- Can of Squirms -- High School (1996) - $19.95.
Music, Dance, and Drama Activities for Kids
by Lisa Bany-Winters
More than 80 activities to help young performers develop their skills as singers,
dancers, and actors. From one or two kids to whole classrooms, teachers will find
everything they need to put on a musical or variety show, from tapping out ideas
to the final curtain call. Includes several easy-to-read scripts, as well as activities
to help them learn how to memorize lines, discover the difference between up-tempo
songs and slow ballad, or creating good stage pictures. $22.95 P/J (2000).
Also by Lisa Bany-Winters:
- On Stage: Theatre Games & Activities - $22.95
- Funny Bones: Comedy Games & Activities for Kids - $22.95
for Actors and Non-Actors
by Augusto Boal
The three main categories of the Theatre of the Oppressed are discussed
in this book: Image Theatre is a series of exercises and games designed
to uncover essential truths
about societies and cultures without spoken language. Invisible Theatre
involves the spectators as active participants in the drama, and
is founded on the idea of
the theatre event. Finally, Forum Theatre is a theatrical game in
which a problem is presented, and the audience is invited to suggest
and enact solutions. The book
is filled with exercises and "actions" which extend the boundaries
of theatre into the realm of social therapy and social activity.
Softcover, $59.95 I/S Theory/Examples/Activities (1992).
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