Sunday, March 01, 2015

game-of-the-week-more-4Everybody learns a story and retells it from a different point of view.

Begin by dividing the group into pairs and asking each person to tell a short anecdote to their partner – up to two minutes in length. Remind everybody to listen carefully to their partner’s story. Give a signal to stop after two minutes and swop over so that each person tells and hears a story.

Now everyone finds a new partner. This time each person’s task is to tell the story that they were told. However, there is one important difference: they must not tell it from the point of view of the main character. So if for example your partner tells you a story about the day they rescued a cat, you could tell the story from the point of view of the cat, or that of a bystander, or even a fictional character. Participants can embellish the story in any way they wish.

★ The exercise demonstrates three important storytelling techniques: learning a new story, taking on a simple role and making the story your own.

Game of the Week is taken from 101 More Drama Games and Activities available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle.

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Drama Courses

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"One of the handiest things to have around" - Teaching Drama magazine

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"...bubbles over with imaginative ideas which could be used to good effect by non-specialist as well as seasoned drama teachers." - Teaching Drama Magazine.

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"A must-have for those serious about the teaching of drama in primary school settings" - Teaching Drama magazine

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This brand new collection of eight short plays for children and young people is supported by inspirational drama games designed to bring creativity and fun to the rehearsal room.

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