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Theatre Games (A New Approach to Drama Training)

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Title: Theatre Games (A New Approach to Drama Training)
Author: Barker, Clive
Price: $60.00

A practical guide to using theatre games for actor training which includes a DVD with original footage of the author putting the techniques into action.

Theatre games are an actor training technique that was developed in the 20th century by leading practitioners including Clive Barker, who trained actors at Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop in its heyday. He developed his 'theatre games' system over 20 years and proved its effectiveness for teachers, students and actors alike. His famous book combines his philosophy and approach to games, describes how to play them and the acting skills which can develop from them. The games are arranged in order of complexity and illustrated with photographs and diagrams.

This re-issue of his classic and timeless text now includes a DVD showing Clive Barker teaching his games plus background information and first hand material from Clive himself.

'Clive Barker's book is more than just a guidebook of improvisational games for actors: it is, rather a comprehensive exploration of acting techniques.' New York Theatre Review

'Theatre Games is a massive contribution to the art of theatre...A bulging portfolio of credo, craft, advice and instruction...It is dazzlingly astute and a thrilling read - quite unlike a text book, rather a long, fascinating chat into the small hours.' The Stage

Clive Barker (dec) joined Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop in its heyday in 1955. He appeared in West End productions and directed at the Royal Court, for the German National Theatre and in the US. He lectured at drama schools, was Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Warwick and was joint editor of New Theatre Quarterly.

Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 14/03/2010
Format: Mixed
ISBN: 9781408125199
Publishing status: Active
Theatre Games (A New Approach to Drama Training)