Drama Games and Improvs: Games for the Classroom and Beyond

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What could be better than a book of 137 drama games? How about if they were incorporated into lesson plan format that can help you in a classroom? Now that drama games and improvisation are main stream, this book develops a real drama curriculum using these techniques. Your students can learn about characterization, plot structure, ensemble acting, creativity, the art of listening and silence, and following directions... all while thinking they're just playing games! Within the book's 30 units are 74 lessons ...
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Overview

What could be better than a book of 137 drama games? How about if they were incorporated into lesson plan format that can help you in a classroom? Now that drama games and improvisation are main stream, this book develops a real drama curriculum using these techniques. Your students can learn about characterization, plot structure, ensemble acting, creativity, the art of listening and silence, and following directions... all while thinking they're just playing games! Within the book's 30 units are 74 lessons covering all elements of drama, structured sequentially with an emphasis on group building.You'll love the clean layout that specifies demo, player prep and performance minutes for every single game, as well as the number of players, equipment required and skill level. Or, if you'd rather just have a book of educational and fun drama games, the well-organized charts in the back of the book allow you to quickly find just the right game to emphasize the skills you're trying to strengthen while taking into consideration your group size and time constraints.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566081474
  • Publisher: Meriwether Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 677,025
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Justine Joneshas taught improvisation and play production for thirty-two years on the secondary school level. She has studied drama in education in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. In addition to her education activities, Justine is also trained in psychodrama and drama therapy. Justine has collaborated with Mary Ann Kelley on two drama and theatre curriculum guides as well as numerous productions and drama festivals, notably the Mad Cow Classic. Justine now resides in London, U.K., where she continues her work in storytelling and improvisation. Mary Ann Kelley has taught drama for thirty years. Her recent focus has been the development of plays by and for young people through improvisation. Mary Ann has taught multi-aged summer creative dramatics programs for twenty years. She uses the lists and activities in Improv Ideas as creative prompts for plays that are eventually performed for the public. Mary Ann has also written a drama curriculum guide for fourth- through sixth-graders. Mary Ann lives and works in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
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