At Play

Author: Elizabeth Swados
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0571211208
Format: PDF, ePub
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Discusses aspects of acting, including voice, movement, and improvisation, and examines facets of production, including writing, space, time, music, and choreography, providing related exercises to hone skills and promote creativity.

Theatre Teens Sex Ed

Author: Jan Selman
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 1772120065
Format: PDF, Docs
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Fear and embarrassment prevent frank and meaningful communication on the topic of sex. Participatory theatre can break the uncomfortable silence, and with over 700 performances across Canada, Jane Heather's award-winning play Are We There Yet? has been an effective tool for teaching teen sexuality since 1998. The play and accompanying educational program were the subject of a major impact assessment where researchers from many disciplines examined how and why theatre can make change. This comprehensive, well-organized volume by two leading experts in community-based theatre offers a rich diversity of material and analysis. Theatre, Teens, Sex Ed will be a valuable resource for academics, practitioners, and specialist readerships in the fields of theatre, sex education, sociology, and public health. The play appears in the volume and is available separately as a reproducible PDF. A video production of examples of theatrical participation is included on a pocketed DVD. Contributors: Shaniff Esmail, Brenda Munro, Tracy L. Bear, James McKinnon, and the Are We There Yet? Community-University Research Alliance. Jan Selman is Professor in the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She directs contemporary and original theatrical work. Jane Heather is a playwright and Associate Professor in the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta. Both have worked extensively creating theatre for change in collaboration with communities.

Acting Antics

Author: Cindy B. Schneider
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843108453
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This fun program provides a set of tools for developing social understanding in children with Asperger Syndrome through drama. It contains a wide repertoire of activities and ideas for use at home, in the classroom, in therapy workshops or social groups, ranging from initial warm up techniques, to larger group scenes and staging a show.

The Drama Teacher s Survival Guide

Author: Margaret Friedl Johnson
Publisher: Meriwether Pub
ISBN: 9781566081412
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Success assured -- for every show YOLI direct or produce! Written from 37 years of drama teaching experience, this book provides detailed, step-by-step information, examples and suggestions about how to direct a school drama program without mistakes, trouble or delay. The nineteen chapters cover everything: play selection, tryouts, rehearsals, costuming, props, lighting, publicity and final performance. To further clarify each step, examples are provided with illustrations, photos and proven ideas. Reproducible handouts and forms are also included together with a list of many additional resources. Whether you are a seasoned drama director or a beginner, you will find this book to be an invaluable aid. It will banish your stress and guarantee your success!

Teaching Drama

Author: Denver Casado
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781496093387
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Are you a new drama teacher looking for help planning your first year? Or an experienced teacher in need of refreshing new ideas for your drama classes? Teaching Drama: The Essential Handbook is a new resource with 16 ready-to-go lesson plans that will provide you with the tools you need to build your kids into incredible actors. Go beyond drama games. With this handbook you'll get: A semester's worth of cumulative lessons that will turn your kids into real-deal actors Notes on how to introduce basic acting concepts in a way kids will instantly understand Suggested activities for both "younger" and "older" kids How to transition between activities and from lesson to lesson Contemporary new games like a "Facebook Character Profile" Reflection and journaling exercises after every lesson. Below are just a few of the topics covered in the lessons: What is Theatre? Students explore how theatre is the art of telling stories through live acting. Creating an Ensemble. Students learn to work together, build trust, and involve every member in a performance. Movement & Space. Students explore how pantomime and behavior can help tell a story. Character Development. Students explore what makes characters unique and how to create compelling characters onstage. Objective & Tactics. Students will think about the "why" behind every action. Using Your Voice: Students will understand the importance of articulation, projection and voice variation. Listening/Reacting. Students will understand how listening and reacting are an important part of being an actor. Stage Directions and Blocking. Students will understand the "principles of blocking" and how to stage a scene without instruction. And much more...

The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical

Author: Raymond Knapp
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019998736X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical presents keywords and critical terms that deepen analysis and interpretation of the musical. Taking into account issues of composition, performance, and reception, the book's contributors bring a wide range of practical and theoretical perspectives to bear on their considerations of one of America's most lively, enduring artistic traditions.

Drama High

Author: Michael Sokolove
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1594632804
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Describes the astounding success of the theater program at Harry S Truman High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania, under the direction of gifted teacher Lou Volpe.

Teaching Social Skills Through Sketch Comedy and Improv Games

Author: Shawn Amador
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784508209
Format: PDF
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Introducing a Social TheatreTM, this book provides guidance on how to deliver fun and transformative activities to develop social skills in teenagers and children. Drawing on ideas from Social ThinkingĀ®, CBT, mindfulness and assertiveness training this book develops games, skits and short plays which can be adapted to suit children and teenagers including those who are gifted, typical, and those with mild to moderate cognitive abilities. These activities will help participants become more assertive and flexible as well as improving confidence, focus and self-esteem. Social TheatreTM can be used in small groups, in class or throughout the school, as well as in group therapy sessions. It provides a new and inclusive way to teach social skills and collaborative learning and is especially useful for those with anxiety, ADHD and ASD.

The Drama Teacher s Survival Guide 2

Author: Margaret F. Johnson
Publisher: Meriwether Pub
ISBN: 9781566081825
Format: PDF, ePub
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Drama teachers everywhere enjoyed Ms. Johnson's first survival kit so much that she wrote another one! While the first book focuses on everything about a complete stage production, this one covers every aspect of classroom theatre arts. Students will learn group activities, improvisation, technical theatre, choral reading, mime, stage fighting and more. The book includes a step-by-step 10-day assignment using monologues for character development and a unit that teaches students how to write their own show. Examples, illustrations and photos all help ensure that the reader understands how to use these proven ideas. Reproducible forms, tests, handouts and a list of additional resources also add value to this survival kit. Both beginning and seasoned drama directors will find this book to be an invaluable aid. As with the original book, it will banish your stress and guarantee your success!

Real World Theatre Education

Author: Chip Rome
ISBN: 9780986358708
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Beyond lesson plans lurks the world of field trips, facilities, casting, directing, equipment, parents, finances, conferences, competitions, and collaboration. Real-World Theatre Education is a manual for learning how to ask the right questions and anticipate the challenges that come while navigating the unpredictable waters of teaching theatre. Learn to reach out for support, diffuse divas, connect with colleagues, organize productions---and keep your head above water! More info, including our table of contents and appendix items, is available on the EducationalStages website.