Acting Games for Individual Performers: A Comprehensive Workbook of 110 Acting Exercises

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School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up

Some of the exercises in this diverse collection rely on specific events (going to the dentist, having a broken heart), some are to be practiced daily for an extended period of time (keeping a journal), and some can be accomplished in just a few minutes. Many ask students to watch clips from movies. Each exercise has questions for actors to ask themselves and different variations of completing it, and states the purpose behind it. The book is divided into 21 acting elements (improv, physical, emotional recall, vocal, characterization, imagination, etc.) with three to six exercises in each one. Unlike older acting-games books on the market, this one utilizes a multimedia approach and is not geared toward group rehearsal.-Terrilyn Fleming, Colby Public Schools, KS

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566081467
  • Publisher: Meriwether Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 1,469,414
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Creative State 7

Ch. 2 Imagination 19

Ch. 3 Observation 33

Ch. 4 Balance and Neutrality 45

Ch. 6 Nonverbal Communication 65

Ch. 7 Voice 77

Ch. 8 Sensory Awareness 87

Ch. 9 Body Awareness 99

Ch. 11 Unlimited Possibilities 123

Ch. 12 Act and React 137

Ch. 13 Understanding Your Objective 143

Ch. 14 Think Outside the Box 151

Ch. 15 Characterization 165

Ch. 16 Improvisation 177

Ch. 18 Retention and Understanding 189

Ch. 19 Research 195

Ch. 20 Auditions and Casting 209

Ch. 21 Performance 221

Resources 233

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