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Eclectic Homeschool Online Book Lists - Theater & Drama

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Theater & Drama List

  • 101 Drama Games for Children: Fun and Learning With Acting and Make-Believe
    by Paul Rooyackers, Cecilia Bowman (Illustrator), Cecilia Hurd (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 0897932110
    Drama games are not staged plays but a dynamic form in which children explore their minds and the world, and use their play-acting in sensory games, pantomimes, story games with puppets, masks and costumes, and more.
  • 101 Improv Games for Children and Adults
    by Bob Bedore
    ISBN: 0897934253
    101 Improv Games for Children and Adults starts with the basics of improvisational comedy, giving aspiring performers the building blocks required to think on their feet. A great resource for educators as well as for the professional actor or layperson, the book includes rules for 101 games that cover everything from easy warm-ups to over-the-top crowd pleasers, such as Fairy Tales, Bizarre Games, On Your Toes, and Narrative Games.
  • 101 More Drama Games for Children: New Fun and Learning With Acting and Make-Believe
    by Paul Rooyackers, Margreet Hofland (Illustrator), Amina Marix Evans (Translator)
    ISBN: 0897933672
    Designed to help teachers and group leaders create dynamic and supportive play environments, this book features completely different games than the first one. These improvisational, noncompetitive games encourage involvement and cooperation — the participants gain as much as they contribute. By expressing themselves physically and emotionally and by exploring a range of possibilities, players gain self-confidence and a greater awareness of the feelings and experiences of others. 39 black-and-white illustrations are included.
  • 52 Bible Characters Dramatized: Easy-To-Use Monologues for All Occasions
    by Kenneth W. Osbeck
    ISBN: 0825434297
    Fifty-two Bible characters tell their own stories in short monologue fashion. Read as illustrations or perform!
  • Acting & Theatre
    by Cheryl Evans, Lucy Smith
    ISBN: 0746006993
    Every aspect of the theatrical world is covered in this exciting introduction to acting and the theatre. With photographs and full-colour illustrations, it shows how actors train and rehearse, with lots of professional tips and exercises for character building, improvising, miming and voice production. It shows how a modern theatre is run and the role of the director, set designer, props person, wardrobe manager, lighting technician and stage manager. A fascinating history of theatre and a who's who of international playwrights and their works completes this wide-ranging and informative book.
  • Acting Natural: Monologs, Dialogs, and Playlets for Teens
    by Peg Kehret
    ISBN: 0916260844
    Short-length scripts expressing the honest feelings of teenagers - their joys and their problems. Subjects include the environment, diets, babysitting, self-image, drunk driving, teenage sex and more - all treated with humor, warmth and realism. Most roles may be played by either male or female performers. May be staged with no special sets, props or costumes. Ideal for speech and drama classrooms, variety shows and forensic competitions.
  • Ancient History Readers' Theater Grd 5 & up
    by Robert W. Smith
    ISBN: 1420639994
    Why use Readers' Theater in history classes? The format gives students a sense of involvement with the human dramas that make up history. Performers can relate to the tension of a young married couple escaping from slavery to freedom. They can feel the excitement as Archimedes "discovers" the displacement of water and experience tons of other adventures! Each of the15 scripts in each book is accompanied by background information, extension activities (including literature connections), and discussion questions.
  • Arts and Art History: Interactive Adventure Units on CD-ROM
    by Learning Launchers
    ISBN: 1891400827
    Impressionists, Creative Dance, Theatre Arts, World Puppetry, Holiday Crafts, Early Renaissance, Elizabethan Renaissance, The Italian High Renaissance, Classical Music, Composers, Biography: John Audubon
  • Break a Leg!: The Kid's Guide to Acting and Stagecraft
    by Lise Friedman, Mary Dowdle (Photographer), Julia Stiles
    ISBN: 0761122087
    A complete drama course for kids in a book. BREAK A LEG! teaches budding thespians everything they need to know about stagecraft and the production of performances, in home or out.
    Illustrated throughout with informative how-to and candid shots of young working actors, BREAK A LEG! is as comprehensive as it is high-spirited. There are sections on body preparation, including warm-ups, stretches, and breathing exercises. Theater games, improv, miming, and other fun ways to develop technique. Important acting skills, such as voice projection, crying on command, learning accents, and staging falls and fights without getting hurt. The performance: analyzing scripts, building a character, what to expect from rehearsals, and overcoming stagefright. A backstage look at blocking, lighting, and other technical aspects of theater production. And for the fun of costumes and make-up, a 16-page color insert. In addition, it covers legends and lore (Why is Macbeth cursed? Why do we say "break a leg"?) and offers dozens of must-see movie recommendations. Plus, for the ambitious, talented, and just plain curious, there's advice on how to make a career of it all, with tips on agents and auditions and getting jobs in theater, film, TV, and radio.
  • Classic Readers Theatre for Young Adults
    by Suzanne I. Barchers, Jennifer L. Kroll
    ISBN: 1563088819
    Enliven your literature and drama programs with these terrific Readers Theatre scripts! Featuring 16 original scripts that have been adapted from classic works of English literature, this book is perfect for use with young adults and ESL students. The scripts are easy to read and bring out the spirit and essence of each literary work. Each script comes with an introduction, background information, presentation suggestions, prop recommendations, and an overview of the characters. Your students will thoroughly enjoy themselves as they learn about the subject area and improve their vocal and presentation skills. And you will be pleased to support your school's English literature or language arts curriculum in a lively, unconventional fashion!
  • Drama for Real Life: 16 Scripts About the Choices That Shape Us
    by Steven James
    ISBN: 0830833412
    Emerging drama ministries face a daunting challenge: to give voice to the unvoiced anxieties and uncertainties of people coming of age in a complex world. These feelings and doubts are difficult to express in words, but they can be sketched out in the action and tension of drama.
    * Love and Marriage
    * Job and Vocation
    * Faith and Doubt
    * Morality and Ethics
    * Temptation and Desire
    * Life and Death
    These are the challenges we face in the crossroads of our lives. You won't find answers in the sketches that portray them (leave that to the preachers), but you will find truth.An award-winning storyteller and accomplished author, Steven James presents sixteen scripts for use by drama ministries in church or on campus. Designed for ease of use, Drama for Real Life features
    * simple settings--easy to manage for beginning directors
    * no more than five actors per sketch--easy to cast
    * time frames less than ten minutes each--easy to fit within a worship setting
    * insights geared toward directors, writers and actors
    With pastoral sensitivity and artful authenticity, Drama for Real Life shows us what truth looks like in the real world.
  • Drama Team Handbook
    by Alison Siewert
    ISBN: 0830823646
    Drama has power.It can awaken us. Make us curious. Reveal our inner desires and passions. Remind us of our foolishness. Drama has power in worship. It can snap us out of our Sunday morning (or Saturday night) trance. It can draw us into the story of Scripture. It can help us see our sin. It can motivate us to change. But drama can also be dull, predictable, guilt-inducing and just plain cheesy. How do we avoid the pitfalls and discover the power? Alison Siewert and her team of writers have some ideas about that. They offer in this handbook articles on every aspect of drama ministry--from why it's biblical to how to direct a performance, from warm-ups for actors to how to write your own sketches. You'll learn how to do drama that is simple and meaningful--without experienced actors. You'll learn how to craft drama with authenticity and excellence. Also included are cutting-edge sketches for the postmodern crowd that you can reproduce for your drama team and use in your ministry. Drama has power to change lives. Drama Team Handbook will show you how.
  • Drama Team Sketchbook: 12 Scripts That Bring the Gospels to Life
    by Alison Siewert
    ISBN: 0830832084
    We need drama.Drama helps us see ourselves. It makes space for the parts of life that are ambiguous, thrilling, painful, uncertain. It says things to us that we desperately need to hear, and it says them intuitively, by pointing rather than by explaining.Drama helps us see God. The woman at the well comes to know God because she admits who she really is--and in the very next turn, she hears Jesus speak who he really is.Drama speaks prophetically. Theater can ask hard questions by pointing to them on the stage, and we can say things in the context of theatrical dialogue that we would struggle to speak in any other context.Drama shows in a world that tells. It makes big ideas concrete, helping us understand ideas like hypocrisy, forgiveness, sacrifice and love.We need drama in our ministries, in our churches and on our college campuses. We need drama that helps us tell the story of Jesus so that people can hear and respond. In this "sketchbook" Alison Siewert offers twelve scripts of Gospel stories, from the nativity to the resurrection, that will help those who have ears to hear the Word of God.
  • Fabulous Fun Costumes
    by Juliet Moxley
    ISBN: 0806998520
    From surprisingly humble beginnings (a purchased sweat suit, or a simple-to-sew jumpsuit, pattern included) comes a lively menagerie of costumes that will delight young kids. To the basic suits of black, white, or gray (a couple use green), add a simple fake fur tabard or hood of varying design and the occasional extra accessory and you get a turtle, chimpanzee, elephant, butterfly, panda, penguin, skunk, stegosaurus, tarantula, vampire bat, and eight other critters; full directions and patterns are given for each. Perhaps the key ingredient in each costume's success is the well-designed face-painting scheme, for which detailed step-by-step instructions are provided. (Snazaroo is actually a brand of face paint available at craft stores, but any brand will do.) Costume construction is mostly easy (straightforward stitching; sometimes fusible web or fabric glue), and each project includes a kid-friendly sidebar that explains a bit about the animal's behavior and/or eating habits so youngsters can practice acting like their chosen creature and even learn a bit about it. One small quibble: the general instructions say the patterns are intended for ages 6 to 12, but the designs are more likely to appeal to ages 3 to 8; the average 10-year-old is likely to find them too juvenile. However, the gridded patterns can be enlarged to any desired size, so it shouldn't be a problem to adjust down for the littlest trick-or-treaters. --Amy Handy
  • Fifty Fabulous Fables: Beginning Readers Theatre
    by Suzanne I. Barchers
    ISBN: 1563085534
    Involve young children in reading and learning with these charming readers theatre scripts based on traditional fables from around the world. Adapted to beginning reading levels, each of these reproducible scripts has been evaluated with the Flesch-Kincaid Readability Scale and is grouped into a section for first, second, third, or fourth grade reading levels. Children will enjoy participating in Barchers' renditions of well-loved stories. Educators will appreciate the guidelines and tips for presentation, props, and delivery. The book also includes a fable unit with the history, elements of fables, themes, activity ideas, and suggestions for evaluation. A bibliography of further resources concludes the book.
  • Five Plays : Antigone, Eurydice, The Ermine, The Rehearsal, Romeo and Jeannette
    by Jean Anouilh
    ISBN: 0374522294
  • Folktales on Stage: Children's Plays for Reader's Theater
    by Aaron Shepard
    ISBN: 0938497200
    Folktales on Stage is a collection of reader's theater scripts for young readers, adapted by award-winning children's author Aaron Shepard from his own folktale retellings. A wide variety of countries and cultures is represented, including Native America, Africa, the Middle East, Russia, Southeast Asia, and China. The scripts may be freely copied, shared, and performed for educational, noncommercial purposes. While aiming mostly at ages 8 to 15, the collection features a full range of reading levels.
  • Frantic Frogs and Other Frankly Fractured Folktales for Readers Theatre
    by Anthony Fredericks
    ISBN: 1563081741
    Have you heard "Don't Kiss Sleeping Beauty, She's Got Really Bad Breath" or "The Ugly Duckling Sues His Parents for Bad Genes"? This resource offers more than 20 reproducible satirical scripts for rip-roaring dramatics. Fredericks's side-splitting send-ups are guaranteed to get everyone involved.
  • From Atalanta to Zeus : Readers Theatre from Greek Mythology
    by Suzanne I. Barchers
    ISBN: 1563088150
    Greek mythology, an important part of the curriculum for middle and high school students, serves as an exciting source of creative inspiration. Through these 26 scripts, you will not only introduce students to a fascinating body of literature, but also build their oral reading and presentation skills. Each script introduces a character from Greek mythology and chronicles some of the important mythical events surrounding the figure. Students get to know heroes, such as Heracles and Athena, in addition to lesser known but equally fascinating figures, such as Chiron and Asclepius. A pronunciation guide for more than 300 Greek names and a detailed index make this a user-friendly resource.
  • Gooch Machine, The: Poems for Children to Perform
    by Brod Bagert, Tim Ellis
    ISBN: 1563972948
    Michael Miles is hard at work creating the ultimate student necessity: the Gooch Machine, sure "to keep your teacher sweet." Michael is just one of the characters children will meet in Brod Bagert's humorous collection that explores the joys, fears, and daily dilemmas of childhood. The poems are fun to read, but even more fun to perform. Brod Bagert's infectious energy will inspire children to act out these poems and bring his zany characters to life. Tim Ellis is on hand with his spirited illustrations that perfectly capture a child's-eye view of the world. Here is a collection of poetry that children will return to again and again.
  • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village
    by Laura Amy Schlitz (Author), Robert Byrd (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 0763615781
    Step back to an English village in 1255, where life plays out in dramatic vignettes illuminating twenty-two unforgettable characters.

    Maidens, monks, and millers’ sons — in these pages, readers will meet them all. There’s Hugo, the lord’s nephew, forced to prove his manhood by hunting a wild boar; sharp-tongued Nelly, who supports her family by selling live eels; and the peasant’s daughter, Mogg, who gets a clever lesson in how to save a cow from a greedy landlord. There’s also mud-slinging Barbary (and her noble victim); Jack, the compassionate half-wit; Alice, the singing shepherdess; and many more. With a deep appreciation for the period and a grand affection for both characters and audience, Laura Amy Schlitz creates twenty-two riveting portraits and linguistic gems equally suited to silent reading or performance. Illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings by Robert Byrd — inspired by the Munich-Nuremberg manuscript, an illuminated poem from thirteenth-century Germany — this witty, historically accurate, and utterly human collection forms an exquisite bridge to the people and places of medieval England.
  • Great Moments in Science: Experiments and Readers Theatre
    by Kendall Haven
    ISBN: 1563083558
    Significant moments of scientists' discoveries and inventions come alive in these 12 scripts based on stories in Marvels of Science. Linked with each are student experiments that parallel or simulate the actual experiments in the story. For example, young learners can enact the process by which Galileo developed his Law of Falling Objects. Detailed directions and step-by-step instructions guide students through experiments in physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology, rocketry, genetics, and other major fields of science.
  • I Can Talk with God
    by Debby Anderson
    ISBN: 1581344163
    Bees buzz and flamingoes flute, but only people were made to talk to God.

    Because He loves us, we can talk to God almost anywhere—in church, at home, on the playground, even on the moon! Debby Anderson explains this exciting truth in a colorful and fun story based on God’s own Word. She includes Scripture references to help parents and young readers know and understand the Bible better. Kids will learn that they can talk with God and that He will always listen to their prayers.
  • Improvisation for the Theater: A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques
    by Viola Spolin, Paul Sills (Editor)
    ISBN: 081014008X
    Here is the thoroughly revised third edition of the bible of improvisational theater.

    Viola Spolin's improvisational techniques changed the very nature and practice of modern theater. The first two editions of Improvisation for the Theater sold more than 100,000 copies and inspired actors, directors, teachers, and writers in theater, television, film. These techniques have also influenced the fields of education, mental health, social work, and psychology.
  • Judge for Yourself: Famous American Trials for Readers Theatre
    by Suzanne I. Barchers
    ISBN: 1563089599
    Ten readers theatre scripts based on some of the most famous, sensational trials in U.S. history provide a fascinating glimpse into our past and our justice system. These compelling dramas are based on actual trial proceedings, and have been adapted to the interest and reading level of students in upper elementary and middle school. Details of the crime have been incorporated into the trial format allowing the story to unfold through the eyes of the jury. The verdict is detailed in a separate section, allowing students to decide what the outcome should be. These scripts are wonderful tools for enhancing history, social studies, civics, humanities, or the English program. They sharpen critical thinking skills through the deliberation process; help build and refine reading, oral presentation, and performance skills.
  • Kids Take the Stage: Helping Young People Discover the Creative Outlet of Theater
    by Lenka Peterson, Dan O'Connor
    ISBN: 082307742X
  • Let's Put on a Show!: A Beginner's Theatre Handbook for Young Actors
    by Adrea Gibbs
    ISBN: 1566080525
    A beginner's theatre handbook for young actors. This text covers the "what", "where", "when" and "how" of staging a show. Includes information on scripting, casting, staging, sets and scenery, props, costumes and makeup. Also included are the basics of backstage and technical particulars. Every beginning participant in a play production should have a copy of this book to learn theatre vocabulary and what they can do to make a show work! Illustrations make for quick and easy comprehension of theatre essentials.
  • Mediaeval Stage, The
    by E. K. Chambers
    ISBN: 0486292290
    Comprehensive, groundbreaking work encompasses vast amount of material—from the demise of ancient Roman spectacles (c. 400 AD) to a new class of professional players by the 16th-century. Excellent accounts of wandering minstrels, mimes, mummers, miracle and morality plays, puppet shows, dramatic pageants, liturgical plays and much more. An indispensable reference for historians, students of English theater and anyone interested in medieval life.
  • More One-Act Plays: Acting for Students: An Anthology of Short One-Act Plays for One to Three Actors
    by Norman A. Bert (Editor), Deb Bert (Editor)
    ISBN: 1566080878
  • New One-Act Plays for Acting Students: A New Anthology of Complete One-Act Plays for One, Two, or Three Actors
    by Deb Bert (Editor), Norman A. Bert (Editor)
    ISBN: 1566080843
    Twenty modern one act plays.
  • On Stage: Theater Games and Activities for Kids
    by Lisa Bany-Winters
    ISBN: 1556523246
  • Readers on Stage
    by Aaron Shepard
    ISBN: 0938497219
    Want to try reader's theater but don't know where to start? Or have you tried it but want to find ways to bring it more to life? Or are you just looking for a fun, easy way to lure young people into reading fluency, cooperative effort, effective communication, and love of literature?

    Readers on Stage is a collection of resources for scripting, directing, and teaching reader's theater, primarily to ages 8 and up. Part 1 offers three sample scripts to learn from and enjoy: "The Legend of Lightning Larry," "Peddler Polly and the Story Stealer," and "The Baker's Dozen." Part 2 highlights each major aspect of reader's theater -- scripting, staging, and dramatic reading -- offering tips and tricks you're not likely to find elsewhere. For instance, you'll learn how young readers can easily create their own scripts! Part 3 provides all the plans, notes, handouts, and worksheets from actual reader's theater workshops, ready for copying. Use them to start with reader's theater tomorrow in a classroom or library, or to lead your own workshop for adults. Finally, Part 4 gives listings of additional resources.

    Whether you're working with young readers, training teachers, or directing a professional company, you'll want this unique, detailed guide.
  • Readers Theatre for American History
    by Anthony Fredericks
    ISBN: 1563088606
    Give students a "you are there" perspective on the unfolding of critical milestones, memorable circumstances, and colorful venues that have shaped the American experience. Arranged chronologically, these 24 readers theatre scripts put students in roles of selected historical figures where they can travel with a determined family along the Oregon Trail or to the moon with Neil Armstrong. Activity ideas and learning extensions follow each script.
  • Readers Theatre for Beginning Readers
    by Suzanne I. Barchers
    ISBN: 1563081369
    Build reading skills with these charming scripts based on folktales and fables from around the world. Each of the 20 reproducible scripts has been evaluated using the Flesch-Kincaid Readability Scale and grouped into readability levels by grade.
  • Scenes from Shakespeare: Fifteen Cuttings for the Classroom
    by Michael Wilson
    ISBN: 0916260909
    A collection of fifteen short scenes from five Shakespeare plays: "Romeo and Juliet," "The Merchant of Venice," "Julius Caesar," "Othello," and "Hamlet." Each scene is preceded by a plot synopsis and descriptions of the characters.
  • Shakespeare: For All Time
    by Stanley Wells
    ISBN: 0195160932
    From the entry of Shakespeare's birth in the Stratford church register to a Norwegian production of Macbeth in which the hero was represented by a tomato, this enthralling and splendidly illustrated book tells the story of Shakespeare's life, his writings, and his afterlife.

    Drawing on a lifetime's experience of studying, teaching, editing, and writing about Shakespeare, Stanley Wells combines scholarly authority with authorial flair in a book that will appeal equally to the specialist and the untutored enthusiast. Chapters on Shakespeare's life in Stratford and in London offer a fresh view of the development of the writer's career and personality. At the core of the book lies a magisterial study of the writings themselves--how Shakespeare set about writing a play, his relationships with the company of actors with whom he worked, his developing mastery of the literary and rhetorical skills that he learned at the Stratford grammar school, the essentially theatrical quality of the structure and language of his plays. Subsequent chapters trace the fluctuating fortunes of his reputation and influence. Here are accounts of adaptations, productions, and individual performances in England and, increasingly, overseas; of great occasions such as the Garrick Jubilee and the tercentenary celebrations of 1864; of the spread of Shakespeare's reputation in France and Germany, Russia and America, and, more recently, the Far East; of Shakespearian discoveries and forgeries; of critical reactions, favorable and otherwise, and of scholarly activity; of paintings, music, films and other works of art inspired by the plays; of the plays' use in education and the political arena, and of the pleasure and intellectual stimulus that they have given to an increasingly international public.

    Shakespeare, said Ben Jonson, was not of an age but for all time. This is a book about him for our time.
  • Shakespeare's Globe : An Interactive Pop-up Theatre
    by Toby Forward, Juan Wijngaard (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 0763626945
    Welcome to the Globe, the greatest theater in the world! The year is 1612, and leading Shakespearean actor Richard Burbage is conducting a backstage tour of everything from the pit below the stage to the grand ceiling painted to resemble the heavens. Take a peek inside this marvelous miniature theater to find:
    — A 3-D pop-up model of the Globe Theatre
    — A book of fascinating inside facts on the theater's history, design, and legendary performances
    — 10 sheets containing a total of 20 press-out, standup characters
    — Two booklets — one for you and one for a friend — featuring popular scenes from 12 Shakespearean plays, including A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, ROMEO AND JULIET, TWELFTH NIGHT, AS YOU LIKE IT, and more

    In SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE — approved by the Globe Theatre itself — you'll find everything you need to stage your own performances of the most memorable scenes in theater history.
  • Silly Salamanders and Other Slightly Stupid Stuff for Readers Theatre
    by Anthony Fredericks
    ISBN: 1563088258
    Fill your library or classroom with giggles and laughter with these uproarious readers theater scripts from popular author Tony Fredericks. The more than two dozen reproducible scripts are based on fractured fairy tales and twisted legends. Guaranteed to re-energize the language arts and writing curricula, this collection will educate and entertain. The book also includes helpful guidelines and an abundance of tips and ideas for using readers theater to extend learning.
  • Simply Shakespeare : Readers Theatre for Young People
    by Jennifer L. Kroll (Editor)
    ISBN: 1563089467
    You don't have to look any further to find the best of the Bard! From misalliances and misadventures to romance and comedy, students can explore the wonderful world of Shakespeare through Readers Theatre. This unique collection of 13 scripts from Weekly Reader's Read magazine features age-appropriate play adaptations from some of Shakespeare's greatest and best-known works. Magnificently preserving the flavor of Shakespeare's writings, the language has been modernized so that young readers can easily grasp and appreciate the characters and the plot. Each script is accompanied by a summary, presentation suggestions, and a character list.
  • Small Plays for Special Days
    by Sue Alexander (Author), Thomas Huffman (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 0618378340
    Seven original short plays for two actors, with themes relating to our most popular holidays. Includes notes on staging and a list of common items to be used as props.
  • Social Studies Readers Theatre for Children : Scripts and Script Development
    by Mildred Knight Laughlin, Peggy Tubbs Black, Margery Kirby Loberg
    ISBN: 0872878651
    This resource provides 14 reproducible tall tale scripts about such characters as Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Mike Fink, and Stormalong, and a section that uses 8 books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and 60 suggested scripts for students to write. The latter are based on passages from books about Colonial America and the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the settling of the West, and twentieth-century America. All books used for scripts have been selected for their literary excellence and reader appeal. Grades 4-6.
  • Tadpole Tales and Other Totally Terrific Treats for Readers Theatre
    by Anthony Fredericks
    ISBN: 156308547X
    Energize your language arts program with these wild and wacky adaptations of Mother Goose rhymes and traditional fairy tales that will fill your classroom with laughter and learning! Featuring more than 25 reproducible scripts, it also offers numerous practical guidelines for using readers theatre in the classroom, this book is a perfect resource for your reading program.
  • Theatre Games for Young Performers: Improvisations and Exercises for Developing Acting Skills
    by Maria C. Novelly, Arthur L. Zapel (Editor), Kathy Pijanowski (Editor)
    ISBN: 0916260313
    Written especially for those who coach adolescent actors, this delightfully fresh workbook tells you the how, when, what and why of theatre games for young performers. Anyone working with young actors in schools or recreational centers will find this book exceptionally helpful. The basics of pantomime, improvisations, voice control, monologs and dialogs are all presented in game formats with exercises and worksheets for easy organization.
  • Ultimate Youth Drama Book, The
    by Paul McCusker
    ISBN: 0825460034
  • US History Readers' Theater Grd 5 & up
    by Robert W. Smith (Author)
    ISBN: 1420639978
    Why use Readers' Theater in history classes? The format gives students a sense of involvement with the human dramas that make up history. Performers can relate to the tension of a young married couple escaping from slavery to freedom. They can imagine the terror of wading through the water at Omaha Beach as bullets strike their buddies. They can visualize Hugh Glass crawling across rocks and cactus on his 100 mile journey to safety. Each of 15 scripts is accompanied by background information, extension activities (including literature connections), and discussion questions.
  • World History Readers' Theater Grd 5 & up
    by Robert W. Smith
    ISBN: 1420639986
    ormat gives students a sense of involvement with the human dramas that make up history. Performers can relate to the tension of a young married couple escaping from slavery to freedom. They can get a glimpse of the extraordinary creativity and imagination of Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, and the Impressionist painters, as well as experience tons of other worldy adventures! Each of the15 scripts in each book is accompanied by background information, extension activities (including literature connections), and discussion questions.
  • Young Actors' Workbook
    by Judith Roberts Seto
    ISBN: 0802150829
    A collection of specially chosen scenes and monologues with directions for the actors. Sections for 12 and older, 16 and older, young women, and young men.
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