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Author Weigler, Will, author

Title Strategies for playbuilding : helping groups translate issues into theatre / Will Weigler ; foreword by Herbert Kohl
Published Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, [2001]
Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, 2001


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Description xvi, 122 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword / Herbert Kohl -- 1. Developing an Ensemble and Building Skills -- 2. Identifying and Investigating the Topic -- 3. Building Dialogue, Lyrics, and Choreography -- 4. Weaving Individual Performance Pieces into a Show -- 5. Rehearsing and Performing
Summary "Strategies for Playbuilding is a step-by-step manual for anyone who wants to help young people evaluate what they already know, learn more about the issues that affect them, and turn their perceptions into artistically engaging scripts, song lyrics, or choreography. It's not just a book about theatre techniques; it's about a way to use theatre to engage young people in community life." "Weigler walks the reader through a comprehensive script-writing process specifically designed to enable participants of different ages, abilities, and experiences to contribute equally. This process not only promotes ownership of a script that is the result of a cast's own work, it also produces high-quality work that will encourage an audience to give genuine consideration to the ideas presented."
"Whether it leads to a polished performance or a simple sharing within a classroom or community, these techniques can be used to engage young people and give them focus and a sense of accomplishment."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Improvisation (Acting)
Improvisation (Acting) -- teachers' guides
Playwriting -- teachers' guides
College and school drama -- teachers' guides
Drama -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- teachers' guides
Drama -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- teachers' guides
Drama in education.
Theater and youth.
Author Kohl, Herbert R., author of introduction, etc
LC no. 00050565
ISBN 9780325003405 (alkaline paper)
0325003408 (alkaline paper)