To have students relax and start tuning in on drama as a medium for self expression. This exercises should last one class period and may be repeated as many times as the teacher wishes.
This game is akin to “Simon Says” but different in tone. It is called “I am your master”. Each child in turn goes up in front of the seated group. She will say “I am your master”, whereupon the other children stand up. The leader then issues a command which has to be obeyed. After the order was finished the students would approach the master and express their feelings toward him or his command or both. This reaction could be gestural, or noisy or with the use of language. The only stricture is that no one could actually touch the master.
The student who is master in this game has absolute power and he can see its effect on the rest of the group. Another element of the game is that this power is delegated power, sanctioned by the adult authority figure in the room.