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
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780916260514
Publisher:
Meriwether Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
04/28/1988
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
175
Sales rank:
1,475,257
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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