Head First Acting: Exercises for High-School Drama Studentsby Bruce J. Miller
Here is a book on acting craft for teachers and students that both explains basic technique with clarity, specificity, and humor; and offers one of the largest, most effective step-by-step collections of sure-fire acting games and exercises available. What you will find here can make an instantaneous difference with acting students on any level.
Each exercise includes the following: a set of clearly laid out objectives so both teachers and students clearly understands the purpose behind it a step-by-step set of instructions to ensure maximum results for each the most likely scenarios that will play out along the way for maximum preparedness suggestions for the best ways to respond to students' questions suggestions for building on the exercises to develop the craft behind them.
The material in this book will help young actors develop their ability to find and play given circumstances, stakes, conflict, and objectives; better use their bodies to make clear what they are thinking, feeling, and doing; help them listen and react more effectively on stage, better analyze and synthesize dramatic material; use dialogue more effectively; and most importantly, think as actors to improve their work in any acting situation.
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I have used this book for years in teaching my acting students. It is very down to earth, refreshingly free of jargon and Theater Babble, and the activities are fun and productive. You will see huge improvements in your students immediately, and they will grow in ability and confidence. I wish I could get it on the Nook.