ERIC Number: ED105516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Theater Games: One Way into Drama.
Although drama should be a central, indispensable activity not only in language arts programs but in college and university programs preparing teachers of language arts and reading, few teachers have had opportunities for the workshop and theater experiences that would enable them to introduce their students to the world of drama. This booklet suggests resources that are rich and detailed enough to enable any teacher to learn drama while teaching it. The primary focus is on Viola Spolin's "Improvisation for the Theater," which sets out a structured sequence of dramatic activities--theater games--designed to prepare students of any age to act on the stage. A number of theater games, many of them Spolin's are described so the reader may get an idea of their nature and their possible uses. (TO)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Activities, Creative Dramatics, Dramatics, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Language Arts, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Theater Arts
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Stock No. 38612, $1.10 non-member, $1.00 member)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.