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

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Students will learn both improvisational and structured drama by using the sequential workshops and plays included in the lesson plans of this book. A two-part book with fourteen dramatic sketches that can be done in the classroom. The workshops cover the basics of sound and music, words and movement, and poetry and imagination. The sketches allow the students to apply the basics they have learned. Many students may participate simultaneously in the workshops and playlets. This book can be the basic text for any acting class.

Provides workshop activities and dramatic sketches for student actors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780916260514
  • Publisher: Meriwether Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/28/1988
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 175
  • Sales rank: 1,531,969
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I Creative Drama Workshops
Author's Note 3
I Before the Students Arrive 5
II Preparing the Students 7
Chapter 1 "No Audience" Activities 11
Workshop 1 Painting with Music 11
Workshop 2 Hand Plays 14
Workshop 3 Sculpture with Invisible Clay 15
Workshop 4 Sculpture with People Clay 16
Workshop 5 The Prisoner 17
Workshop 6 Mirrors and Shadows 18
Workshop 7 Machines 19
Workshop 8 Combat 21
Workshop 9 Instructing 22
Chapter 2 Sound Patterns: Rhythm & Drama 25
Workshop 10 Sound Plots 25
Workshop 11 Sound Patterns and Combats 27
Workshop 12 Ceremonies 28
Chapter 3 Group Poetry Production 31
Workshop 13 Fabricating Vocabulary 31
Workshop 14 Poetry Based on Image 33
Workshop 15 Poetic Drama 34
Chapter 4 Group Activities 37
Workshop 16 Drama Activities Inspired by Music & Pictures 37
Workshop 17 Drama Activities Involving Light Sources 40
Workshop 18 Drama Activities Using Light and Music 42
Workshop 19 Lighted Table-Top Sets 43
Chapter 5 Improvisations with Large Groups 45
Workshop 20 Imposed Situations 45
Workshop 21 Semi-structured Happenings 48
Workshop 22 Semi-structured Happenings: Junk Character Encounters 51
Workshop 23 Semi-structured Happenings: Take-off! 53
Part II Dramatic Sketches
Author's Note 57
Holed-Up 59
Sophie 67
The Victim 73
Tea Party 83
Winnifred and Grace 91
Mr. Excelsior 97
Bridgework 103
In the Middle of the Night 111
Trick Doors 121
Down on Your Knees! 131
Perfect Perley 139
Love Scene: Dominic and Sadie 147
Fortunes 155
Walking Back 159
Appendix Suggestions for Music 169
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