Drama Games for Rehearsals
Series: Drama Games
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 224 pages ISBN: 9781848423466Publication Date:
27 Oct 2016
Size: 216mm x 110mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook, 224 pages ISBN: 9781780018355Publication Date:
27 Oct 2016
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Drama Games for Rehearsals

By Jessica Swale

Paperback £12.99£10.39

Ebook £12.99£10.39

'I wish I'd had this book when I was starting out as a young director... I cannot recommend it highly enough' Marianne Elliott, from her Foreword

This dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book in the bestselling Drama Games series offers dozens of ideas and exercises to energise and inspire a bold, creative rehearsal process for any play, of any period or genre.

Aimed at directors of all levels, it covers every aspect of rehearsal, including:

  • Warm-up exercises to prepare the body, voice and mind, and to create a strong ensemble
  • Ideas for approaching the text, tackling the 'Story of the Play'
  • A wealth of games for unlocking the 'World of the Play', including developing characters, finding a physical style, understanding genre and investigating themes
  • Suggestions for exploring sound and music, whether for use in the production or simply to encourage a sense of fun in rehearsals

This essential 'go-to' book will provide you with a host of original and illuminating games, perfect for the play you're rehearsing, be it Shakespeare or Greek tragedy, a Restoration comedy, physical theatre, Modern Naturalism – or even a brand new play.

Marianne Elliott, one of the most innovative and exciting directors working anywhere in the world, describes it as a 'beautiful, and very clearly written book' which will become her 'constant companion in future'.

Press Quotes

'Bursting with ideas and content… there are lovely ideas here; professional, student friendly, good for flicking through the pages and choosing at random, or a more carefully structured process… will create happier groups and happier rehearsals'

National Drama

'Great fun… a "must have" for directors'

Word Matters (Journal of the Society of Teachers of Speech & Drama)

'This book is great for making the rehearsal room as active as it is cerebral; it will become as indispensable as its predecessors… intelligent and well-focused games... not just a manual, it's a good read full of anecdotes and witty asides. From the start we know that we are in the hands of an expert practitioner'

Teaching Drama Magazine

'Should prove invaluable to creative directors, writers and actors wishing to develop an ensemble approach... Swale's ideas provide working methods and creative approaches which will help anyone involved in developing a production, from the budding director to those working with experienced actors in the professional sector'

Series: Drama Games
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback,224 pages ISBN: 9781848423466Publication Date:
27 Oct 2016
Size: 216mm x 110mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook,224 pages ISBN: 9781780018355Publication Date:
27 Oct 2016
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Jessica Swale:

Drama Games for Devising
Jessica Swale's Blue Stockings
Drama Games for Classrooms and Workshops
The Jungle Book
Nell Gwynn
The Playhouse Apprentice
Blue Stockings

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