The Young Actor's Book of Improvisation: Dramatic Situations from Shakespeare to Spielberg

The Young Actor's Book of Improvisation: Dramatic Situations from Shakespeare to Spielberg

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The Young Actor's Book of Improvisation: Dramatic Situations from Shakespeare to Spielberg by Sandra Caruso, Susan Kosoff

With over two hundred dramatic situations, this volume is by far the most extensive sourcebook available for nurturing young actors' improvisational work. The range is vast. Sandra Caruso includes everything from beloved classics to folk and fairy tales to modern realism and contemporary stories, facilitating improvisational work of equal variety. Additionally, the book structures situations in such a way that children work in greater depth than theatre games usually require. Teachers, parents, directors, and producers can focus on actors' development, helping children release interesting and unexpected shades of characterization and uncover unexplored psychological depths.

While many books on creative drama are geared to a younger age group, this book is divided into two volumes to address a broad range of students, from childhood to adolescence. The material has increasing degrees of complexity and can be used with any young actor, whatever his or her level of experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325000497
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 03/16/1998
Series: Young Actor's Book of Improvisation Series
Pages: 259
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sandra Caruso has studied under such theatre notables as Sanford Meidner, Lee Strasberg, and Uta Hagen. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she teachers acting at UCLA's School of Theatre, Film, and Television.

Susan Kosoff is founder, producer, and frequent director of Boston's Wheelock Family Theatre. She is also chair of the arts and sciences department and professor of theatre arts and education at Wheelock College.

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