• Performing Arts

Drama Games for Devising

Author: Jessica Swale
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781848420373
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 122
View: 2749
'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.

    • Performing Arts

Devising Theatre

A Practical and Theoretical Handbook
Author: Alison Oddey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136111964
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 272
View: 3505
Devising Theatre is a practical handbook that combines a critical analysis of contemporary devised theatre practice with descriptions of selected companies, and suggestions for any group devising theatre from scratch. It is the first book to propose a general theory of devised theatre. After identifying the unique nature of this type of performance, the author examines how devised theatre is perceived by professional practitioners, and provides an historical overview illustrating how it has evolved since the 1960s. Alison Oddey examines the particular working practices and products of a number of professional companies, including a Reminiscence theatre for the elderly and a theatre-in-education group, and offers ideas and exercises for exploration and experimentation.

    • Education

101 Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer
Publisher: David Farmer
ISBN: 184753841X
Category: Education
Page: 81
View: 926
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.

    • Performing Arts

A Practical Guide to Ensemble Devising

Author: Davis Robinson
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113746156X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
View: 7078
This comprehensive handbook introduces techniques and exercises for devising theatre as an ensemble. Its clear style makes it an ideal book for students new to devising, while its wide scope provides fresh ideas for more experienced actors.

    • Education

101 More Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer
Publisher: David Farmer
ISBN: 1479343021
Category: Education
Page: 138
View: 3949
'...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.

    • Performing Arts

Making a Leap

Theatre of Empowerment : a Practical Handbook for Drama and Theatre Work with Young People
Author: Sara Clifford,Anna Herrmann
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853026324
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 254
View: 8923
A practical handbook for those wanting to use drama and theatre to explore issues in their work with young people, this book has developed from ten years of active research in community settings. The authors' holistic approach to theatre-making draws on theatre in education, community theatre, youth work, group work and conflict resolution.

    • Performing Arts

The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre

Author: Scott Graham,Steven Hoggett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317667271
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 220
View: 4743
‘This is a close companion to Frantic Assembly’s practice and one that is written with an open and engaging, even disarming, tone ... A rich, rewarding and compelling text.’ Stuart Andrews, University of Surrey As Frantic Assembly move into their twentieth year of producing innovative and adventurous theatre, this new edition of their well-loved book demystifies the process of devising theatre in an unusually candid way. Artistic directors Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett offer an intimate and invaluable insight into their evolution and success, in the hope that sharing their experiences of devising theatre will encourage and inspire students and fellow practitioners. The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre is a uniquely personal account of the history and practice of this remarkable company, and includes: · practical exercises · essays on devising, writing and choreography · suggestions for scene development · a 16-page colour section, and illustrations throughout · a companion website featuring clips of rehearsals and performances. This is an accessible, educational and indispensable introduction to the working processes of Frantic Assembly, whose playful, intelligent and dynamic productions continue to be acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.

    • Art

Making a Performance

Devising Histories and Contemporary Practices
Author: Emma Govan,Helen Nicholson,Katie Normington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134447973
Category: Art
Page: 224
View: 4240
Making a Performance traces innovations in devised performance from early theatrical experiments in the twentieth-century to the radical performances of the twenty-first century. This introduction to the theory, history and practice of devised performance explores how performance-makers have built on the experimental aesthetic traditions of the past. It looks to companies as diverse as Australia's Legs on the Wall, Britain's Forced Entertainment and the USA-based Goat Island to show how contemporary practitioners challenge orthodoxies to develop new theatrical languages. Designed to be accessible to both scholars and practitioners, this study offers clear, practical examples of concepts and ideas that have shaped some of the most vibrant and experimental practices in contemporary performance.

    • Performing Arts

Devised and Collaborative Theatre

A Practical Guide
Author: Tina Bicât,Chris Baldwin
Publisher: Crowood Press
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 160
View: 9828
This book is written for all companies, student and professional, who are interested in non-text-based theatre and shines a practical light on the passionate business of the devising process. It includes suggestions and advice on getting started and developing trust and communication within the devising company; how to research and use the results to stimulate ideas and discussion in the rehearsal period; encouraging, channelling, and developing ideas in the rehearsal room; discovering and incorporating the unexpected in rehearsal; backstage and design work, with sample checklists; raising money and organizing budgets; and how to stop talking, start playing, and develop the performance for an audience.

    • Performing Arts

Drama Games for Those who Like to Say No

Author: Chris Johnston
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848420496
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 206
View: 9902
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.

    • Performing Arts

Drama Games for Rehearsals

Author: Jessica Swale
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781848423466
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
View: 6747
'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 Young Children

Author: Katherine Zachest
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848425613
Page: 352
View: 6831
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

    • Drama


A Handbook for Drama and Theatre Students
Author: Gill Lamden
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340780084
Category: Drama
Page: 127
View: 8032
The aim of this concise handbook is to demystify the devising process. The emphasis of the text is upon the development of good devising skills to enable students to succeed in the devising part of their course. Step-by-step activities help students to explore the process and build their confidence, and information on major practitioners is included - as is required by specifications for 2000. Case studies from professional devising companies put study into context. The text is particularly suitable for AS/A Level courses in drama, theatre and performing arts, and GNVQ and BTEC performing arts courses.

    • Games

Games for Actors and Non-Actors

Author: Augusto Boal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134498519
Category: Games
Page: 336
View: 7043
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.

    • Performing Arts

Drama Menu

Author: Glyn Trefor-Jones
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 9781848422858
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 224
View: 7692
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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Author: Tina Bicat
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 184797449X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 128
View: 2823
Costumes designed and made for devised or physical drama, for contemporary circus or for dance, differ radically from the more traditional costume work produced for naturalistic performance. For those working in the field - whether professional or student - these differences present challenges that this book seeks to highlight and explain while offering effective solutions to overcome them. Includes: the differences between designing for scripted and for devised work; the specialized designing, cutting and making, and fitting of costumes for dance, circus and other physical work; the role of the designer/maker in the devising company; design invention in the rehearsal room; the management of both time and budget with the late changes that happen with devised work; the breadth of different skills used in the work for performance.

    • Performing Arts

Devising Performance

A Critical History
Author: Deirdre Heddon,Jane Milling
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137426780
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 282
View: 9943
Devising Performance charts the development of collaboratively created performances from the 1950s to the early twenty-first century. Through a range of case studies drawn from Britain, the USA and Australia, Heddon and Jane encourage us to look more carefully at different modes of devising and to consider their implications in the present day.

    • Drama


Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408152525
Category: Drama
Page: 96
View: 4791
A play and production from one of the world's most innovative theatre companies Mnemonic is about memory, people's personal histories, shared memories and discordant recollections - exhuming the past in order to examine it in the present. A variety of stories - from the discovery of bog people like Tollund Man to peoples compulsion to retrace the origins of their ancestors - collide and form a piece of theatre which questions our concept of time, our capacity to distort history and our attempts to retell the past. "An ice-preserved body - from 5,200 years ago - forms the central image of Theatre de Complicite's dazzlingly imaginative meditation on memory and morality. Timely and unforgettable" (Independent)

    • Education

Theater Games for the Classroom

A Teacher's Handbook
Author: Viola Spolin
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810140042
Category: Education
Page: 233
View: 4710
Describes the rules and purpose of rhythmic movement games, space walks, transformation, sensory, and mirror games, and suggests storytelling activities