This book is essential for beginning and veteran drama teachers. Each exercise allows versatility and requires the teacher to use some creativity to make it work in a specific classroom. Many more recent books about teaching drama are based on the work of Spolin.
It been great in my classroom
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 14 years ago
I teach sixth grade math, and have a group of students for an exploratory class. We talk about current events, esteem building, community building, fun non-academic skills with an emphasis on social awareness. I have been using this book for most of the year so far, and my students look forward to it,a nd ask for it. I don't have a background in theater, but this book has several premade units that have a focus on different skills. The one I am just completing focuses on community building for the group and concentration and focus for the individual. I find it easy to use, and I like the skills that it is building and reinforcing in my students. If you don't want to do a whole unit, the individual exercises and warm-ups can be set up and completed in 5-10 minutes. Great,and quick! I strongly recommend this for any classroom!
Theater Games for the Classroom: A Teacher's Handbook
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 16 years ago
EXCELLENT!! Inspiring. Well Organized. So many great ideas for the new or seasoned acting teacher.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 19 years ago
As a teacher of drama to many low-income, urban, and "difficult" adolescents, this is the book that I find most useful, alive, and inspiring! Simply wonderful for anyone trying to bring the best out of young actors!
Wonderful Learning Tool!
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 21 years ago
This book is great to use in the classroom. It is full of ideas and the students will love it. They get to play and act out things while learning, it's a great change of pace. Spolin's ideas and thoughts are very helpful. Get this book, your students will thank you!
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