100 Acting Exercises for 8 - 18 Year Olds

100 Acting Exercises for 8 - 18 Year Olds

Author: Samantha Marsden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Published: 2019-02-21

Total Pages: 184

ISBN-13: 1350049964

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This book offers a comprehensive guide to teaching acting exercises that will unleash the inner creativity of students aged 8-18. Theories and techniques of some of the greatest theatre practitioners including Sanford Meisner, Constantin Stanislavski, Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen provide a basis for Samantha Marsden's original exercises for students between these ages. You won't find Duck, Duck, Goose, Zap, Zap, Boing – or any other traditional drama games in this book: instead, the craft of acting technique takes the limelight. These exercises have been tried and tested in the author's own classroom, and are guaranteed to inspire, ignite imagination and encourage heartfelt performances. Focus points used in leading drama schools such as voice, movement, relaxation, character development and understanding text are recreated for a younger student. They are easy to follow and will be fun, challenging and immensely rewarding for teachers and students alike. The book features a foreword by Paul Roseby, CEO and Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre.


100 Acting Exercises for 8 - 18 Year Olds

100 Acting Exercises for 8 - 18 Year Olds

Author: Samantha Marsden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Published: 2019-02-21

Total Pages: 184

ISBN-13: 1350049972

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This book offers a comprehensive guide to teaching acting exercises that will unleash the inner creativity of students aged 8-18. Theories and techniques of some of the greatest theatre practitioners including Sanford Meisner, Constantin Stanislavski, Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen provide a basis for Samantha Marsden's original exercises for students between these ages. You won't find Duck, Duck, Goose, Zap, Zap, Boing – or any other traditional drama games in this book: instead, the craft of acting technique takes the limelight. These exercises have been tried and tested in the author's own classroom, and are guaranteed to inspire, ignite imagination and encourage heartfelt performances. Focus points used in leading drama schools such as voice, movement, relaxation, character development and understanding text are recreated for a younger student. They are easy to follow and will be fun, challenging and immensely rewarding for teachers and students alike. The book features a foreword by Paul Roseby, CEO and Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre.


101 More Drama Games and Activities

101 More Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer

Publisher: David Farmer

Published: 2012

Total Pages: 137

ISBN-13: 1479343021

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'...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.


Movement for Actors

Movement for Actors

Author: Nicole Potter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2002-07-01

Total Pages: 461

ISBN-13: 158115934X

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In this rich resource for American actors, renowned movement teachers and directors reveal the physical skills needed for the stage and screen. Experts in a wide array of disciplines provide remarkable insight into the Alexander technique, the use of psychological gesture, period movement, the work of Rudolph Laban, postmodern choreography, and Suzuki training, to name but a few. Those who want to pursue serious training will be able to consult the appendix for listings of the best teachers and schools in the country. This inspiring collection is a must read for all actors, directors, and teachers of theater looking for stimulation and new approaches.


Improv Ideas

Improv Ideas

Author:

Publisher: Meriwether Publishing

Published: 2006

Total Pages: 214

ISBN-13:

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This book is perfect "€" jam-packed with games and lists, it's also the most user-friendly book we've ever seen! Who knows what you'll love more? Maybe it will be the clean layout that specifies space prep minutes, player prep minutes, performance minutes, and number of players for every single game. Or maybe it will be the appendices, where each of the 71 games is cross-referenced by not only these details just mentioned, but also dramatic skills and National Theatre Standards by grade! Perhaps you'll best love the CD-Rom which includes printable PDF files of every list in the book. You can even print these lists directly onto labels or pages for student use. Besides directions and examples, every single game also has tips on side coaching and evaluation and critique. It just doesn't get better than this! This mother lode of rich activities will be mined by drama teachers in search of memory jogs and new inspirations for years to come!


Games for Actors and Non-actors

Games for Actors and Non-actors

Author: Augusto Boal

Publisher: Psychology Press

Published: 2002

Total Pages: 342

ISBN-13: 9780415267083

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This 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.


Drama Start

Drama Start

Author: Julie Meighan

Publisher: Jembooks

Published: 2011

Total Pages: 96

ISBN-13: 9780956896605

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'Drama Start' is a collection of drama activities, including games, role playing ideas, action poems, plays and monologues, suitable for children between the ages of 3 and 8. It can be used in Early Years' settings or in primary schools, up to and including second class. This book is also suitable for people working with children in any setting where drama is used such as community groups, out of school care facilities, therapeutic group work and so on. The book is accessible and easy to follow. It is divided into three parts - Drama Games, Plays and Monologues. Each section provides educators/teachers/leaders with a variety of creative and imaginative ideas for stimulating drama activities in many different settings.


The Ultimate Commercial Book for Kids and Teens

The Ultimate Commercial Book for Kids and Teens

Author: Chambers Stevens

Publisher: Sandcastle Publishing LLC

Published: 2005

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781883995133

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The Ultimate Commercial Book For Kids and Teens: The Young Actors? Commercial Study-guide! provides 6-18 year-olds with true-to-life comedic and dramatic commercials, all 100% tested by working young actors. It is packed with detailed descriptions of how to increase your presentation's impact, whether preparing for a class assignment or professional commercial audition. This includes training, preparation, and materials such as resumes, photos and classes. +150 original commercials are included for practice. Interviews with six Hollywood 101 insiders, all currently working industry experts provide tips on making your presentation stellar. Also includes Stevens? list of Presentation Do's and Dont?s, example agent query letter, a glossary of industry terms, and info. on where to get work permits. This book is meant to be read by the young performer who is searching to improve is presentation/commercial audition skills.