On Stage: Theater Games and Activities for Kids

On Stage: Theater Games and Activities for Kids

by Lisa Bany-Winters
     
 

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Lights, camera, play! With this second edition of On Stage: Theater Games and Activities for Kids, budding thespians will have fun under the footlights as they choose from more than 125 theater games that spark creativity, boost confidence, and encourage collaboration. They’ll learn all about how to make a stage performance great with

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Lights, camera, play! With this second edition of On Stage: Theater Games and Activities for Kids, budding thespians will have fun under the footlights as they choose from more than 125 theater games that spark creativity, boost confidence, and encourage collaboration. They’ll learn all about how to make a stage performance great with improvisational games such as Freeze, Party Quirks, the Yes Game, and Gibberish; they’ll make puppets, discover makeup secrets, and design and build a set. This revised and expanded edition features 35 new improvisational games and ready-to-use monologues, scenes, and short plays. Whether playing alone or in a group, everyone can have theater fun with On Stage!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–7—This updated edition of the drama club classic offers a good blend of practical and fun information and includes 30 new games and scripts. The encouraging tone is perfect for novice thespians. Theater vocabulary and other basics are thoroughly covered. Popular improv games such as "Yes And…," "Mirrors," and "Party Quirks" make up the bulk of the book. Attractive sidebars in the shape of movie slates feature informational text. "Play It Again, Sam" sidebars feature multiple variations for further inspiration. Black-and-white cartoon illustrations show cheerful children participating in the exercises. The final two chapters give a cursory treatment to puppetry, mask-making, and backstage skills. This book is a boon for educators, theater directors, camp counselors, and students looking for theater warm-ups, circle games, improv prompts, short scripted skits, and other activities.—Madigan McGillicuddy, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Atlanta, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781613740736
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
265,213
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

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