Improvisations in Creative Drama: A Program of Workshops and Dramatic Sketches for Students / Edition 1

Improvisations in Creative Drama: A Program of Workshops and Dramatic Sketches for Students / Edition 1

by Betty Keller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0916260518

ISBN-13: 9780916260514

Pub. Date: 04/28/1988

Publisher: Meriwether Publishing, Limited

This versatile text gives you two books in one! The first half of the book is composed of an ordered sequence of two dozen workshops in Creative Drama, introduced by a few words on the mechanics of classroom management and student preparation. Although some of the activities may appear frivolous on the surface, they conceal a deeper purpose: to lure your students…  See more details below

Overview

This versatile text gives you two books in one! The first half of the book is composed of an ordered sequence of two dozen workshops in Creative Drama, introduced by a few words on the mechanics of classroom management and student preparation. Although some of the activities may appear frivolous on the surface, they conceal a deeper purpose: to lure your students into an addiction to drama and theatre! Each lesson plan is explained in detail yet invites teachers to put their own personal touch on it. While written for young teens, these lessons have been used with little modification for everyone from seven-year-olds to adults.

The second half of the book consists of fourteen dramatic short plays. Written for two or three actors with running times of five to twelve minutes, each skit is accompanied by extensive production notes. Besides providing staging details, these notes offer discussion suggestions to involve the entire class and tie-ins to the lessons of the first half of the book.

An ideal classroom text, the two halves of the book can be used simultaneously, with the dramatic sketches reinforcing the skills introduced in the lessons.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780916260514
Publisher:
Meriwether Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
04/28/1988
Pages:
175
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Table of Contents

Part ICreative Drama Workshops
Author's Note3
Preparations
IBefore the Students Arrive5
IIPreparing the Students7
Chapter 1"No Audience" Activities11
Workshop 1Painting with Music11
Workshop 2Hand Plays14
Workshop 3Sculpture with Invisible Clay15
Workshop 4Sculpture with People Clay16
Workshop 5The Prisoner17
Workshop 6Mirrors and Shadows18
Workshop 7Machines19
Workshop 8Combat21
Workshop 9Instructing22
Chapter 2Sound Patterns: Rhythm & Drama25
Workshop 10Sound Plots25
Workshop 11Sound Patterns and Combats27
Workshop 12Ceremonies28
Chapter 3Group Poetry Production31
Workshop 13Fabricating Vocabulary31
Workshop 14Poetry Based on Image33
Workshop 15Poetic Drama34
Chapter 4Group Activities37
Workshop 16Drama Activities Inspired by Music & Pictures37
Workshop 17Drama Activities Involving Light Sources40
Workshop 18Drama Activities Using Light and Music42
Workshop 19Lighted Table-Top Sets43
Chapter 5Improvisations with Large Groups45
Workshop 20Imposed Situations45
Workshop 21Semi-structured Happenings48
Workshop 22Semi-structured Happenings: Junk Character Encounters51
Workshop 23Semi-structured Happenings: Take-off!53
Part IIDramatic Sketches
Author's Note57
Holed-Up59
Sophie67
The Victim73
Tea Party83
Winnifred and Grace91
Mr. Excelsior97
Bridgework103
In the Middle of the Night111
Trick Doors121
Down on Your Knees!131
Perfect Perley139
Love Scene: Dominic and Sadie147
Fortunes155
Walking Back159
AppendixSuggestions for Music169

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