The second edition of this popular text includes twenty-five new bonus games! The revised introduction from the author emphasizes the versatility of these games, and explains how directors and instructors from many different fields have used these activities to promote success. The objective of this book is to give theatre teachers the tools they will need not just to play a game or teach an exercise, but also to actually understand the reasons they are doing so and the practical benefits of each exercise. This handy text will also enable teachers to hold a group discussion when necessary and guide them on how to ask leading questions. For each of the games, divided into skill categories sensory awareness, characterization, action and reaction, nonverbal communication and much more you ll find not only the description of the game, but also discussion guidelines, suggestions of variables and a clearly delineated purpose for the game.show more
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