Warm-up exercises for actors
By Nancy Hurley
When students arrive for a theatre class, they appreciate a game or exercise that will loosen them up and activate their right brain — the artistic side. A good warm-up gives class members the opportunity to tune in to their creative natures and readies them for the adventures ahead. The games and exercises in this book are designed to be used as warm-ups at the beginning of a theatre class period. They are organized into sections that focus on one of 12 specific skills — cooperation, focus, improvisation, listening, stage movement, voice and several more. The games were originally created for middle school students but can easily be adapted for use with younger children, older teens and even adults. Each game involves most, if not all, the students in a class, has simple easy-to-implement directions, offers a practical benefit and most important, is fun for your students.
(121 pages, 5½ x 8½, paperback)
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