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Drama Games for Devising [Paperback]

Jessica Swale
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Book Description

19 Jan 2012 Drama Games
A follow up to the highly successful Drama Games for Classrooms and Workshops. Jessica Swales provides invaluable insight and experience in a series of exercises and games designed to free up creativity and release the imagination.

After the success of the first book in NHB's new Drama Games series, Jessica Swale returns with another dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book, packed with dozens of lively drama games that can be used in the process of devising and creating theatre. The games are aimed at school, youth theatre and community groups but also for directors and theatre companies at all levels who are creating new pieces of theatre from scratch and need lively, dynamic games to get the creative juices flowing.

Written with clear instructions on How to Play and notes on the Aim of the Game, the games cover every aspect of the devising process: creating characters and scenarios, using stimuli, improvising dialogue, structuring the piece, and creating an ensemble.

With a foreword by Mike Leigh.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books (19 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848420374
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848420373
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 11.1 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This highly original and massively useful book. With impressive thoroughness, Jessica Swale has assembled a remarkable compendium of games and exercises. --From the foreword by Mike Leigh

A book which fairly fizzes with ideas...Any drama teacher, youth theatre leader or play director, seeking to develop skills in text-free environments, is likely to find inspiration and useful suggestions here. --The Stage

About the Author

JESSICA SWALE is a director and workshop leader and was the Associate Director at Out of Joint. She is now directing at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Jessica is the Artistic Director of Red Handed Theatre Company, works regularly with the National Theatre, and leads theatre projects in developing countries for Youth Bridge Global. She lives in South London.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic in every way 9 April 2013
By Woolly
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So easy and inspiring to use. It's like a bible. Every teacher should have this book. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Thank you
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great new book 7 Feb 2014
By Ro
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Lots of fun new ideas for working with children! Well set out and easy to dip into. This is a good buy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Drama Games that work 11 Feb 2013
By Mary k
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This works well. Easy to use and the instructions are clear all the exercises I have used so far have worked well with children between the ages of 6-11
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4.0 out of 5 stars Some good ideas for warm-ups 8 Feb 2013
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Although this book duplicates games in other books that I have, it sets out the games well, understanding useful headings and explains how to carry them out clearly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent new games 3 Mar 2014
By T. Fleming - Published on Amazon.com
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I love the drama books in this series. As a veteran drama teacher I'm always looking for new ideas and new games to teach skills. These are filled with many new games that aren't the same tired games that have been around for 50 years.
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