Synopsis

House of Games - Making Theatre for Everyday Life

House of Games - Making Theatre for Everyday Life $19.99

Chris Johnston

Published by Nick Hern Books

Full of games and exercises, House of Games is an immensely valuable resource book for drama leaders, facilitators and theatre directors

Whether the drama group is based in a youth club or a theatre, a hospital or a community hall, this book offers strategies for developing improvisations and productions which are rooted in the everyday experiences of group members

House of Games is divided into three sections:

Foundations - the essential understandings which underpin drama work

Facilitation- the responsibilities and challenges of facilitating a group

Animations - games and exercises for impro, narrative, imagework, movement and devising performance

REVIEWS

"This is an excellent resource book for anyone involved in participatory drama" ~ Guild of Drama Adjudicators

"It is friendly, accessible, well structured and full of good advice - much of it plain common sense... Reading it is like being in a room buzzing with relaxed and informed conversation about basic principles, and good ruses for realising both general and specific aims" ~ Mick Wallis, Theatre Research International

"House of Gamesis a book I will return to and learn much from" ~ Dorinda Hulton, Studies in Theatre Production

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