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Description - Drama Games for Those Who Like to Say 'No' by Chris Johnston

A dip in, flick through, quick fire resource book in the Nick Hern Books Drama Games series, this title is for teachers and workshop leaders working with difficult or reluctant students, youth groups, young offenders, and all those who seem intent on saying 'no' to whatever is offered them.

'This book offers invaluable ways for artists, teachers, workshop leaders and activists to better use the arts to empower young people' Ken Livingstone, from his Foreword.

For these groups, drama games and activities need to be robust and engaging, and the dozens that appear in this book have been devised with this in mind and then tested by their target players. Each page features clear instructions on How to Play, notes on the Benefits of the Game, and advice on age range, number of players and timing.

Following the ninety games and exercises aimed at developing core skills, the book offers scenarios for a series of improvisational challenges that test participants' abilities in mediation, communication, negotiation, assertiveness and managing emotions. Also included is a collection of games aimed at preparing teachers and workshop leaders for facilitating challenging sessions.

The ultimate aim is to encourage reluctant participants to engage, collaborate and develop not just skills for drama but skills for life.

'packed to the brim with bright and breezy ideas a bargain!'
- Total Theatre Magazine

'each section of the book is well laid out and the games are clearly explained... contains some very interesting exercises'
- Youth Drama Ireland

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848420496
ISBN-10: 1848420498
Format: Paperback / softback
(214mm x 11mm x 111mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Chris Johnston

CHRIS JOHNSTON has been active in drama for over twenty-five years and has worked with groups of all kinds from prisoners to old-age pensioners, from youth clubs to professional actors. He is currently Co-Director of Rideout (Creative Arts for Rehabilitation) and Director of Fluxx Theatre Company. His successful books House of Games and The Improvisation Game are both published by Nick Hern Books. He lives in Staffordshire.

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