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Playing the Game (2nd Edition)

A Drama Workshop Guide

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Palgrave

Pages: 267
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Paperback - 9780230242777

09 May 2018

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21 April 2018

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This practical guide presents a wide array of games and exercises designed to develop the players observation, imagination, presentation and self-confidence. This long-awaited new edition has been fully revised and extended,...

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This practical guide presents a wide array of games and exercises designed to develop the players observation, imagination, presentation and self-confidence. This long-awaited new edition has been fully revised and extended, now including example workshops and an index of games to help instructors get the most out of the exercises in rehearsals, workshops and classes. Christine Poulter shares what she has learned from her students over the years, and opens up the language of the book to the worlds of youth work, healthcare, the prison service, 'customer care', management training, and secondary school education.

This is an essential resource for directors, drama teachers, and students of Drama, Theatre and Performance at all levels. It will also be useful to anyone looking to improve their presentation skills.

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  • Clear and accessible
  • Provides a wide variety of practical drama exercises that are transferable to different contexts
  • Includes 120 individual games
  • Activities are divided into 5 sections, each including an introduction and summary chart
  • Defines key terms - Focus, Shape, Time, Energy, Show, Extras, and Alert - which are used to summarise each game, helping instructors choose an activity which will suit the objectives of their session
  • Contains practical guidance on creating and performing original material


  • Updated and expanded
  • 8 example workshops with comments by the author and linked activities
  • A handy index of games
  • Notes on how to plan and run a drama session
  • Ideas on using theatre games outside of the theatre context
  • Reflections on using guardianship in group work

Introduction
Part One: Notes to Students
Part Two: The Games
Warm-up Games
Observation Games
Encounter Games
Improvisation Games
Word & Story Games
Part Three: Devising - Group Created Theatre
Part Four: The Social Actor in the 'Real World'
Part Five: Reflections
Postscript
Index of Games.
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Christine (Chrissie) Poulter, Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Arts at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, is also a practicing director, devisor and trainer. A founder member of Jubilee Community Arts (UK) in 1974, Chrissie has been using drama workshops in creative projects, rehearsal rooms, training programmes and as a core teaching method as a university lecturer for over 40 years. Her research focuses on the application of theatre techniques in non-theatre contexts and communities.

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Christine (Chrissie) Poulter, Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Arts at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, is also a practicing director, devisor and trainer. A founder member of Jubilee Community Arts (UK) in 1974, Chrissie has been using drama workshops in creative projects, rehearsal rooms, training programmes and as a core teaching method as a university lecturer for over 40 years. Her research focuses on the application of theatre techniques in non-theatre contexts and communities.

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