Theatre Games for Young Performers: Improvisations and Exercises for Developing Acting Skills

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Pub. Date: 1985-06-01
Publisher(s): Pioneer Drama Service
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The basics of pantomime, improvisation, voice control, monologues and dialogues presented in game formats with exercises and work sheets.

Table of Contents

Terms and Goals for Performers
Introduction; Stage Terms; Performance Goals
Planning Your Program
Introduction; Time; Space; Materials; Group Work; Scene Presentation (Introduction Scene #1, Introduction Scene #2; The First Day (Drama Discussion Exercise, First-Day Pantomime); For the Classroom Teacher; For Scout, Recreational and Church Activity Leaders; Adapting Activities for Discussion and Learning
Introduction; Basic Qualities of Good Pantomime; Basics of Pantomime Story Lines; Short-Short Pantomime Activities (Simple Actions, Believable Entrances, Emotions, Walking Through, Join In, Continuation Dream, Relaxation Exercise, Imaginative Journey #1, Imaginative Journey #2, Imaginative Journey #3, Imaginative Journey #4, Living Patterns and Live Machines); Pantomime Games (The Selling Game-or the ``Bulgarian Game,'' Who Began, Duet Mirror Games, Circle Mirror); Rehearsed Pantomime Scenes (Group Mirror Pantomime, Group Focus Pantomime, Fantastic Duet Pantomime!, In-a-Vehicle Group Pantomime, Be-a-Vehicle Group Pantomime, Be-a-Household-Appliance Group Pantomime, Be-an-Animal Group Pantomime, Solo Pantomime, Solo Pantomime to Music
Introduction; Characteristics of a Good Stage Voice; Short-Short Voice Activities (Vocal Warm-ups, Color Your Words, Color Your Nursery Rhyme, Greeting by Number, Directed Poetry Reading); Rehearsed Voice Scenes (Advice Column Scene #1, Advice Column Scene #2, Low-Voice Radio Broadcast, Interview Scene, One Word-Three Situations Scene)
Improvisation and Scene-Building
Introduction; Hints for Improv Performances; Hints for Scene-Building; Short-Short Improvisations [Add-on Story Telling a Story and Acting It Out, Chain Sentence, Join-in Scene, Continuation Scene, Freeze and Go, Group Improvs with a Given Situation, Group Improvs-Three Characters, Improvs from a Given Situation, Solo Improv with Objects, TMATTY (Tell Me about the Time You ..), One Situation-Three Ways Scene, Three-Items Scene, If-I-Had-It-My-Way Scene, Exposition Scene, Picture Scene, Living Newspaper, Ending Scene, Commercials for Products That Don't Exist, One Situation-Three Attitudes Scene, Solo Emotion Scene, Monologue, Sample Monologue Script #1, Sample Monologue Script #2]
Index to Activities 139

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