House of Games

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Overview

An immensely valuable resource book for drama leaders, House of Games is a how-to book for building up drama troupes and keeping them creative. House of Games is sure to take its place alongside the most established drama method texts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878300891
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Johnston currently leads the Insight Arts Trust in Islington, London. He has been active in drama instruction for twenty years.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Notes on the Author
The Book
Terminologies
Pt. 1 Foundations
The Potential of Community Drama 3
Some Hypotheses 12
Six Polarities 24
Pt. 2 Facilitation
Some Predecessors 55
Responsibilities and Tasks of the Facilitator 61
Exercising the Role 84
Qualities 90
Mistakes 93
Some Recurring Questions 95
Pt. 3 Animations
Workshop Planning 107
Sparks: Early Exercises 115
Building a Group: Teamwork 132
Four Vocabularies: Movement, Image, Plot, Narrative 161
Challenge Exercises 200
Devising 205
Models of Participatory Theatre 229
Conclusion: New Fusions 245
Appendix 1 Further Games and Exercises 247
Appendix 2 Contributing Practitioners 263
Notes 267
Index of Games and Exercises 269
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2004

    Educational theatre must-have ...

    This is the best book I've found on listing and explaining theatre games to play with kids, from young to old. Comprehensive of all of the old favorite acting games as well as group-building activities! Thumbs up!

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