Curtains Up!: Theatre Games and Storytelling

Curtains Up!: Theatre Games and Storytelling

by Robert Rubinstein, Libby Head
     
 


Theatre games help to develop students' skills in storytelling, improvisation, and public speaking. They also build confidence, teamwork, and vocabulary. Here is a collection of theatre games that have been classroom tested. Try the collaborative and fun activity "The Monster with Three Heads." Three students form one monster where each participant…  See more details below

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Theatre games help to develop students' skills in storytelling, improvisation, and public speaking. They also build confidence, teamwork, and vocabulary. Here is a collection of theatre games that have been classroom tested. Try the collaborative and fun activity "The Monster with Three Heads." Three students form one monster where each participant can say just one word at a time in response to students' questions. In addition, they must answer in complete sentences. Imagine the lessons to be learned amidst the laughter!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Based on the idea that laughter promotes good health, and written by a middle school teacher, this interesting book would be useful for anyone responsible for group leadership. It contains various activities, games and storytelling ideas to help people of all ages feel comfortable in front of a group. The book begins with warm-ups where an entire group or classroom participates in a group activity that breaks the ice and puts everyone on an equal footing. It goes on to activities for only two or three participants and to ideas for storytelling, all designed to put a people on an equal footing and to laugh at themselves. The author has developed this from an initial class in middle school as well as students performing at the community level. Some of the ideas are quite silly, but that's the purpose—to trick the group, especially students, into learning when they think they are only having a good time. A great mental health idea book. 2000, Fulcrum Publishing, $17.95. Ages 8 up. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555919849
Publisher:
Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date:
10/11/2000
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Rubinstein wrote the internationally acclaimed book Hints for Teaching Success in Middle School, based on his teaching at Roosevelt Middle School in Eugene, Oregon. His stories have been published in The Ghost & I and Chosen Tales: Stories by Jewish Storytellers.

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