Drama Games For Exploring Shakespeare

Drama Games For Exploring Shakespeare $12.99

Alanna Beeken and Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Published by Nick Hern Books

This dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire book offers dozens of games to help bring Shakespeare's plays to life, and a range of activities to tackle language, character, staging and storytelling

Inspired by the work of leading cultural education charity Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation, this book offers a wide range of activities to tackle every aspect of the plays, including

Warm-ups and General Games to establish an atmosphere of focus, connection, support and fun – all the conditions you need for a successful session

Story and World-building to explore the events, environments and societies of Shakespeare’s plays

Introducing Shakespeare’s Language to help break down the text and allow participants to uncover the meaning through play and creative discovery

Activating Shakespeare’s Language to liberate actors from the script through movement and voice-work

Character to help develop compelling, believable performances by investigating motivations and relationships, circumstances and emotions

Staging to help empower every member of the ensemble in moments that might be challenging to stage – such as big movement sequences, fights and battles and intimate love scenes

Whatever your reason for exploring Shakespeare – whether you’re directing a production, teaching a set text, or introducing his work to a drama club for the first time – this essential resource will give you the tools you need to demystify the language, take ownership of the plays, and find a connection to the words that resonates in our own time

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