Drama Games for Kids

111 of Today's Best Theatre Games

Author: Denver Casado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692664360

Category:

Page: 128

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Looking for refreshing, contemporary drama games that your kids and teens will absolutely love? Look no further. From the publisher of Amazon's best-selling Teaching Drama: The Essential Handbook comes a brand new resource packed with 111 theatre activities that will spark life into your drama class....guaranteed. This 128-page book includes 111 games clearly organized, beautifully formatted, and clearly explained. The categories include: Warm-Ups: Shorter games to warm-up body and voices and to get the creativity flowing. Ensemble Building: Games that will help your students respect and trust each other while encouraging teamwork and creativity. Break Out of Shell: Games to help students build confidence and drop their barriers. Focus: Games that will help focus kids' natural energy. Creativity: Games to help students make bold creative choices. Improv: Games to help kids think quickly to create interesting characters, dialogue and story. Plus, helpful tips and notes on how to best execute the games and game variations! What others are saying: "So great! I've learned so many interesting games and even the ones I was already familiar with had some nice additions and suggestions...thanks so much!" -Preeti "These games are amazing...I feel so empowered!" -R. Rao "Wow awesome tips! As a recent theatre graduate I am so exciting to get started with a career in directing! This really helps!" -M. Brewer About Beat by Beat Press For the past 5 years Beat by Beat Press has been the leading authority on contemporary, high-quality teaching drama resources. Its website receives over 50,000 visitors and month and its materials have been used in over 60 countries around the world.

Kids Take the Stage

Helping Young People Discover the Creative Outlet of Theater

Author: Lenka Peterson,Dan O'Conner

Publisher: Back Stage Books

ISBN: 9780307875396

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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• Foreword by Paul Newman • Completely revised and updated version of a beloved theater classic • Replaces Kids Take the Stage, ISBN 0-8230-7742-X • Clear, practical guide to helping kids ages 8 to 18 get a show up and running The classic Kids Take the Stage is one of the best-selling Back Stage Books of all time. Now Back Stage is proud to present the completely revised and updated second edition of this indispensable guide to getting young people on stage and helping them create their own shows. For teachers, for parents, for budding actors, emerging crew, and incipient directors—this is the book that shows how to get a production up and running...and have fun in the process. Clear and accessible, Kids Take the Stage outlines a systematic approach to staging, complete with basic lessons in acting, relaxation and trust-building exercises, and improvisations. From first read-through to opening night, from butterflies to bravos, this is the perfect book to help young people realize their creative potential. www.sherrihaab.com . Nina Edwards is a graphic designer and illustrator. She lives in New York City. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Games for Actors and Non-Actors

Author: Augusto Boal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134498519

Category: Games

Page: 336

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Games for Actors and Non-Actors is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary Method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone – actors and non-actors alike! This thoroughly updated and substantially revised second edition includes: two new essays by Boal on major recent projects in Brazil Boal's description of his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company a revised introduction and translator's preface a collection of photographs taken during Boal's workshops, commissioned for this edition new reflections on Forum Theatre.

One Hundred and One Drama Games for Children

Author: Paul Rooyackers,Cecilia Bowman

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 9780897932110

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 142

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Drama games are not staged plays but a dynamic form in which children explore their minds and the world around them. They can use their play-acting in sensory games, pantomimes, story games with puppets, in creating masks and costumes, and much more. Drama games allow children to get more in touch with themselves and what they want to be, and are a delightful way to discover the freedom, creativity, and expression of acting- and living. The SmartFunActivity series encourage imagination, social interaction, and self-expression in children. To make the books easy to use, games are marked according to appropriate age levels, length of play time, and group size, using helpful icons. Most games are non-competitive and none require special skills or training. The series is widely used in homes, schools, daycare centers, clubs, and summer camp.

101 Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer

Publisher: David Farmer

ISBN: 184753841X

Category: Education

Page: 81

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Gain access to a personal collection of 101 highly effective drama games and activities suitable for children or adults. Sections include improvisation, mime, ice-breakers, group dynamics, rehearsal, story-telling, voice and warm-ups.

Drama Menu

Author: Glyn Trefor-Jones

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848422858

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Drama Menu is a brand new concept for planning and delivering dynamic, progressive drama lessons and workshops. Packed with over 150 tried-and-tested theatre games, exercises and improvisation ideas, it’s an essential resource for any drama teacher or workshop leader – guaranteed to deliver delicious drama sessions every time. Simply make a selection from each of the three courses, and your whole drama session will come to life with new-found energy and focus: Appetisers are fast-paced warm-up exercises to energise and enthuse the group; Starters are the intermediary course to challenge the players and encourage creativity; Main Courses provide the central part of the session, culminating in a final performance piece; And a few Desserts are also provided, if you have some space at the end of your session for something sweet. Drama Menu is the recipe book that will relieve the stress of planning lessons and workshops. Now you can get on with what you do best: delivering creative drama sessions that will have your groups hungry for more. Join the online Drama Menu community, browse and share other recommended menus, and download a comprehensive Resource Pack and selection of sound effects, providing everything you need to start playing straight away. www.DramaMenu.com

Teaching Drama

The Essential Handbook: 16 Ready-to-go Lesson Plans to Build a Better Actor

Author: Denver Casado

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781496093387

Category: Drama

Page: 44

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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...

Mafia III: Plain of Jars

Author: Marsheila Rockwell,Jeff Mariotte

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1683830474

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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This novel, modeled in the style of detective "pulp" novels from the 1960s, expands upon the world of 1968 New Bordeaux, Louisiana, a city ruled by organized crime and corrupt officials as depicted in the hit videogame Mafia III. Featuring characters and locations from the game, and a brand new original storyline full of intrigue, suspense, passion, and violence, Mafia III: Plain of Jars is a great read for fans of the game and crime genre hounds looking for another intriguing story to delve into.

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 82

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Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

Handbook of Reading Research

Author: Rebecca Barr,Michael L. Kamil,Peter B. Mosenthal,P David Pearson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351796739

Category: Education

Page: 1104

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A comprehensive overview of important contemporary issues in the field of reading research from the mid 1980s to mid 1990s, this well-received volume offers readers an examination of literacy through a variety of lenses--some permitting microscopic views and others panoramic views. A veritable "who's who" of specialists in the field, chapter authors cover current methodology, as well as cumulative research-based knowledge. Because it deals with society and literacy, the first section provides the broadest possible view of literacy. The second section defines the range of activities culturally determined to be a part of the enterprise known as literacy. The third focuses on the processes that individuals engage in when they perform the act of reading. The fourth section visits the environment in which the knowledge that comprises literacy is passed on from one generation to the next. The last section, an epilogue to the whole enterprise of reading research, provides apt philosophical reflection.

Monologues for Kids

Author: Ruth Mae Roddy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780940669024

Category: Drama

Page: 28

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A collection of short monologues about experiences and feelings familiar to young girls and boys.

The Boys in the Band

A Play in Two Acts

Author: Mart Crowley

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573640049

Category: Drama

Page: 113

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"Full length, drama / 9 m / interior"--P. [4] of cover.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Phishing for Phools

The Economics of Manipulation and Deception

Author: George A. Akerlof,Robert J. Shiller

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400873266

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools, Nobel Prize–winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. As long as there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses and our ignorance through manipulation and deception. Rather than being essentially benign and always creating the greater good, markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps and will "phish" us as "phools." Phishing for Phools therefore strikes a radically new direction in economics, based on the intuitive idea that markets both give and take away. Akerlof and Shiller bring this idea to life through dozens of stories that show how phishing affects everyone, in almost every walk of life. We spend our money up to the limit, and then worry about how to pay the next month's bills. The financial system soars, then crashes. We are attracted, more than we know, by advertising. Our political system is distorted by money. We pay too much for gym memberships, cars, houses, and credit cards. Drug companies ingeniously market pharmaceuticals that do us little good, and sometimes are downright dangerous. Phishing for Phools explores the central role of manipulation and deception in fascinating detail in each of these areas and many more. It thereby explains a paradox: why, at a time when we are better off than ever before in history, all too many of us are leading lives of quiet desperation. At the same time, the book tells stories of individuals who have stood against economic trickery—and how it can be reduced through greater knowledge, reform, and regulation.

Avenue Q

The Book

Author: Zachary Pincus-Roth

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781401302986

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 167

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An illustrated companion to the Broadway musical "Avenue Q" provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the show that includes the complete book and songs, interviews with the cast, a look at its puppet characters, and full-color photography.

Drama Soup

Author: Scott Cairns,Joe Toakley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1471608417

Category:

Page: N.A

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Kids Take the Stage

Helping Young People Discover the Creative Outlet of Theater

Author: Lenka Peterson,Dan O'Conner

Publisher: Back Stage Books

ISBN: 9780307875396

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 5457

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• Foreword by Paul Newman • Completely revised and updated version of a beloved theater classic • Replaces Kids Take the Stage, ISBN 0-8230-7742-X • Clear, practical guide to helping kids ages 8 to 18 get a show up and running The classic Kids Take the Stage is one of the best-selling Back Stage Books of all time. Now Back Stage is proud to present the completely revised and updated second edition of this indispensable guide to getting young people on stage and helping them create their own shows. For teachers, for parents, for budding actors, emerging crew, and incipient directors—this is the book that shows how to get a production up and running...and have fun in the process. Clear and accessible, Kids Take the Stage outlines a systematic approach to staging, complete with basic lessons in acting, relaxation and trust-building exercises, and improvisations. From first read-through to opening night, from butterflies to bravos, this is the perfect book to help young people realize their creative potential. www.sherrihaab.com . Nina Edwards is a graphic designer and illustrator. She lives in New York City. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Boys in the Boat

Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Author: Daniel James Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101622741

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

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The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36” For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest. From the Trade Paperback edition.