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Description - Drama Games for Devising by Jessica Swale

As part of the ever growing, increasingly popular Drama Games series, Jessica Swale returns with another dip in, flick through, quick fire resource book, packed with dozens of drama games that can be used in the process of devising theatre.

The games will be invaluable to directors and theatre companies at all levels who are creating new pieces of theatre from scratch and need lively, dynamic games to fire the imagination. They will particularly appeal to school, youth theatre and community groups where devising is a growing trend ' and a core element of the drama curriculum.

Written with clear instructions on How to Play, notes on the Aim of the Game, and illuminating examples from professional productions, the games cover every aspect of the devising process and develop all the skills required: generating ideas, creating characters and scenarios, using stimuli, structuring the piece, and creating an ensemble.

Mike Leigh, the most dedicated and celebrated creator of devised work, hails the book in his foreword as 'highly original and massively useful'.

'A remarkable compendium of games and exercises... a lively starting point for rich invention' Mike Leigh, from his Foreword

'very useful'
- British Theatre Guide

'This new volume is packed full of activities to help the work of teachers, as well as directors.. Any drama teacher, youth leader or play director seeking to develop skills in text free environments is likely to find practical inspiration here...'
- Teaching Drama

'A brilliant collection of starting points and structures that can be used again and again'
- DramaResource.com

'A book which fairly fizzes with ideas'
- The Stage

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848420373
ISBN-10: 1848420374
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 110mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jessica Swale

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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