Training an Actor
, Penguin Books, 1979. A compilation of classroom activities and student responses to same. Good for adding to suggested exercise list.
Mystery Plays for Young People
, Plays, Inc., Boston, 1956. A collection of royalty-free one-act dramas of mystery and suspense.
Improvisation for the Theatre
, Northwestern University Press, 1970. Excellent sourcebook for obtaining exercises. Activities are listed in concrete form. Teacher must be able to take and motivate in own style.
An Actor Prepares
, Theatre Arts Books, New York, 1982. Development of actor from class to class. Stanislavski’s method of training the actor. Exercises are also given. Interesting resource.
, Theatre Arts Books, New York, 1982. Intended to follow
An Actor Prepares
, this deals with developing a meaningful character in a play.
Walker, Pamela Prince,
Seven Steps to Creative Children’s Dramatics
, Hill and Wang, New York, 1957. Excellent resource for anyone starting out with children’s theatre. Exercises given. Three plays are also included.
Development through Drama
, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, Humanities Press, 1973. One of the finest resources for the educator. Incorporates sound educational philosophy and useable theatre techniques. Every educator should read the first few chapters.
Theatre for Children
, The Children’s Theatre Press, Anchorage, Kentucky, 1950. Good background information for those interested in getting a children’s theatre program off the ground.
Mr. Mighty Mind
(game) Leisure Learning Products, Inc., Greenwich, Conn. This game is excellent for training concentration, observation, and coordination.
Tactics in Reading, Sensory Imagery Section
, Scott, Foresman Company, Inc. These cards are excellent for practicing and transferring skills to the printed page.