At Play

Author: Elizabeth Swados
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0571211208
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Teaching Asperger s Students Social Skills Through Acting

Author: Amelia Davies
Publisher: Future Horizons
ISBN: 9781932565119
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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To teach "the fine art of fitting in," Amelia Davies instructs anyone who has a sense of humor and the desire to give their kids "a healthy dose of self-esteem" how to utilize the dramatic arts to build social skills. She provides exercises, practical advice, scripts - just about anything that allows for the creation of a "wild and wacky theater games" group, which passes muster as an educational social skills class as well.

The Oxford Handbook of The American Musical

Author: Raymond Knapp
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019998736X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Acting Antics

Author: Cindy B. Schneider
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843108453
Format: PDF
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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
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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!

Real World Theatre Education

Author: Chip Rome
ISBN: 9780986358708
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Drama Themes Schemes and Dreams

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551387913
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book "offers a comprehensive outline of improvisation and interpretation strategies that teachers can incorporate in classroom instruction."--P. [4] of cover.

Just Playing the Part

Author: Christopher Worthman
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807742457
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Focusing on the transformative power of the creative arts process, Christopher Worthman offers readers a new way of thinking about literacy development and, specifically, the teaching of writing and out-of-school literacies. Rich with theoretical and practical insights, this groundbreaking ethnography describes and analyzes the writing development of a group of teenagers involved in a unique community-based teen theater project. Includes detailed descriptions of improvisational activities that can be adapted for use by other classes or ensembles.