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Author Spolin, Viola.

Title Theater games for rehearsal : a director's handbook / Viola Spolin
Published Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1985
Evanston : Northwestern University Press, 1985


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Description [vii], 117 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Preparation -- Workshops -- The first rehearsal period -- The second rehearsal period -- Tune-ups -- The third rehearsal period -- Games for continuing rehearsals
Summary This handbook guides directors and their companies step-by-step through all phases of the rehearsal period. Distilling her lifetime of experience in the theater, the author shows in easy-to-follow detail how her techniques can be used for a variety of theater situations, ranging from selecting plays to be performed, auditioning the cast, and building a harmonious company to warming up actors, creating stage space, and overcoming opening night jitters. The convenient, large format presents the Spolin method clearly, explains the uses of each game, and provides a wealth of useful hints and notes. Sidecoaching instructions and game evaluations appear in large, readable type for easy reference in the rehearsal hall.--Adapted from dust jacket
Notes Includes index of games
Bibliography Includes index of games
Subject Acting -- Study and teaching.
Amateur theater -- Production and direction -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Improvisation (Acting)
Improvisation (Acting) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Drama in education.
Theater -- Production and direction -- Study and teaching.
Theater -- Production and direction.
Theatrical producers and directors -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Amateur theater -- Production and direction -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Plays -- Improvisation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Theater -- Production and direction -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
LC no. 85060927
ISBN 0810140020 (paperback)
(paperback) (cloth) (pbk.)