Theatre Games for Young Performers: Improvisations & Exercises for Developing Acting Skills
Written especially for those who coach adolescent actors, this delightfully fresh workbook tells you the how, when, what and why of theatre games for young performers. Anyone working with young actors in schools or recreational centers will find this book exceptionally helpful. The basics of pantomime, improvisations, voice control, monologs and dialogs are all presented in game formats with exercises and worksheets for easy organization. Contents include: Introduction, Terms and Goals for Performers, Planning Your Program, Pantomime, Voice. Improvisation and Scene-Building, Index to Activities.
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ACTION SUMMARY Actor's Name actors need actors pantomime actors presents Actors should leave Advance preparation Advice Column Scene aloud as/Set assign audience available Suggestions BACKGROUND Actors interview ballet shoes beginning chairs chalk characters CHOSEN IDEA Commercials for Products conducting the activity copy this sheet dialogue Dolly Parton drama emotion ending exercise Exposition Scene extra actors five actors FIVE IDEAS five minutes Stage five sentences Freeze group leader group members Group Pantomime hand props he/she Hillaire Belloc idea sheet IDEAS FOR DEVELOPING Imaginative Journey improvisation index cards Interview Scene leave extra room minutes Performance minutes Stage materials monologue movie noting answers Pantomime Activity person play poems possible rehearsal Robert Redford Scene Activity Worksheet Scene Chapter Scene Performance Scene Worksheet script session leader Solo Pantomime story student Suggestions for conducting teen-ager tell three to five usually Variation vocal warm-ups voice warped records Willie Polk words