100 Acting Exercises for 8 - 18 Year Olds

100 Acting Exercises for 8 - 18 Year Olds $22.99

Samantha Marsden

Published by Methuen

This book offers a comprehensive guide to teaching acting exercises that will unleash the inner creativity of students aged 8-18

Theories and techniques of some of the greatest theatre practitioners including Sanford Meisner, Constantin Stanislavski, Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen provide a basis for Samantha Marsden's original exercises for students between these ages

These exercises have been tried and tested in the author's own classroom, and are guaranteed to inspire, ignite imagination and encourage heartfelt performances

Focus points used in leading drama schools such as voice, movement, relaxation, character development and understanding text are recreated for a younger student

They are easy to follow and will be fun, challenging and immensely rewarding for teachers and students alike

The book features a foreword by Paul Roseby, CEO and Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre.



Chapter One: Relaxation and Focus
Chapter Two: Voice
Chapter Three: Movement
Chapter Four: Unblocking Performers
Chapter Five: Given Circumstances
Chapter Six: Objectives
Chapter Seven: Actions
Chapter Eight: Imagination
Chapter Nine: Physicalising Characters
Chapter Ten: Creating a Natural Performance
Chapter Eleven: Bringing the Text to Life


"Here is the book that every drama teacher should have on their shelf" ~ Sylvia Young, OBE

"An excellent resource. In it, acting coaches and their young students will find daily inspiration" ~ Robert McKee, author, lecturer and story consultant

"Every young actor that wants a working instrument should do these great, fun and practical exercises" ~ Michelle Danner, Artistic Director of the Michelle Danner Acting Studio

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