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Drama Games for Actors

Drama Games for Actors
Your Price: $24.95 CDN
Author: Thomasina Unsworth
Foreword by: Richard Eyre
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 224
Pub. Date: 2017
ISBN-10: 184842373X
ISBN-13: 9781848423732

About the Book:

Drama Games for Actors is a dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book that offers dozens of games to serve as a rich source of ideas and inspiration for all actors – and those teaching or directing them.

This must-have book is divided into three sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the actor's process:

Self provides methods to deepen relaxation, sharpen focus, boost energy, expand imagination and enable a company of actors to work collaboratively;
Character suggests strategies to aid the process of transformation, encouraging actors to explore characteristics that are distinct from their own; and
Text offers exercises to unlock the words, allowing free and imaginative work within the structure of a script, without losing specificity

The games range from solo explorations which can be performed alone, to ideas for pairs and group work – making them suitable for a wide variety of scenarios and requirements. Overall, the book will serve as an essential foundation for every actor's creativity, helping improve preparation, rehearsal and performance.

What people say:

"A mass of invaluable ideas for all ages and all types of actors, amateur or professional. It's hard to imagine anyone involved in theatre who wouldn't find it useful." — Richard Eyre, from his Foreword

"A great addition to the series... a useful resource that can be adapted according to group size and ability." — Teaching Drama

"Invaluable… a very helpful resource book that will challenge both the facilitator and the actor and I am sure will result in some excellent and imaginative performances." — Word Matters – Journal of the Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama

About the Author:

Thomasina Unsworth is College Principal at The Institute for Contemporary Theatre (ICTheatre) in Brighton, one of the UK's leading drama schools. She trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama. After graduating she worked extensively as an actor. She has worked at a number of drama schools as a freelance tutor and director.