Acting Games: Improvisations and Exercises

Acting Games: Improvisations and Exercises

by Marsh Cassady

Paperback(1st Edition)

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Teachers love this four-section book of acting games and improvisations which assist students in developing their creative abilities. Section One includes games for relaxing and focusing. Section Two helps students discover new ways of seeing themselves, others, and the world around them. The third section demonstrates with improvisations how to use space to build scenes and create characters from imagination. Section Four features acting games to analyze and portray original characters as well as ones from existing plays. For everyone, all of the essential elements of acting and character development are explored. This is truly a working textbook for acting students of all ages.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780916260927
Publisher: Meriwether Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 12/01/1993
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 743,742
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Marsh Cassady has written more than forty books including novels, short story and drama collections, haiku, biography, and books on theatre and storytelling. His audio and stage plays have been widely performed (including off-Broadway), and he has written and recorded a three-set audio tape on storytelling. A former actor/director and university professor with a Ph.D. degree in theatre, Cassady has worked with more than a hundred productions. Since 1981, he has conducted an all-genre writing workshop in San Diego and has taught various creative writing classes at UCSD and elsewhere. While teaching at Montclair State in the 1970s, he started a program of workshops, classes and special projects in playwriting. His own writing has won numerous regional and national awards.

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