Saturday, January 31, 2015

game-of-the-week-101An absurd impro exercise.  Person A stands behind person B and puts her arms underneath B’s arms so that they protrude in front.  At the same time, B clasps his hands behind his own back.  Now any scene is improvised but A moves her arms as though they were the arms of person B.  You could, for example, ask B to give some kind of lecture, but A would provide all the gestures!  Or, you could have two “hands-through” pairs facing each other as though they were meeting each other.  Of course, in theory, A can do anything she likes to B – scratching his head, stroking his chin, waving furiously, drinking a glass of water and so on.

Come back for a new Game next week!

Drama Courses

  • Directing Plays with Children and Young People Directing Plays with Children and Young People
    Saturday 7th February 2015 10:30am - 4:30pm Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 In this stimulating one-day workshop author and director David Farmer outlines a playful approach to directing. He explores how drama games can be used to develop characters, extend acting skills and create imaginative stagings of...
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  • Primary Drama Across the Curriculum - Feb 25th 2015 Primary Drama Across the Curriculum - Feb 25th 2015
    Wednesday 25th February 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA PLACES AVAILABLE Course Tutor: David Farmer This one-day drama INSET course immerses you in activities and ideas which you can take back and use immediately in the primary school classroom or drama...
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  • Developing Directing Skills (Bristol) Developing Directing Skills (Bristol)
    Sunday 1st March 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm Brewery Studio, Tobacco Factory, 291 North Street, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JP Course Tutor: David Farmer
    This newly-updated and popular one day course gives participants the opportunity to examine the role of the director through practical games...
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  • Berkoff and Godber - Physical Theatre Berkoff and Godber - Physical Theatre
    Wednesday 11th March 2015 10:30am - 4:30pm Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 Course Tutor: Mandy McKenna This practical workshop provides tasks and exercises to engage the senses and develop the imagination using a powerful expressionist style. Steven Berkoff and John Godber's approaches give opportunities to play big and bold - to take the space, stretch the body and voice in a way which leads...
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  • Shakespeare Off The Shelf (London) Shakespeare Off The Shelf (London)
    Saturday 21st March 2015: 10:30am - 4:30pm: Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 PLACES AVAILABLE Course Tutor: David Farmer This popular one-day course outlines a practical approach for teaching Shakespeare to children and young people from key stage 2 right up to teenagers and adults. We explore a range of enjoyable and accessible drama games and strategies that will quickly get students involved...
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Drama Books

101-shad1

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

Buy 101 Drama Games and Activities by David Farmer now from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

 101-More-Drama-Games-138

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

Buy 101 More Drama Games and Activities now from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Learning-Through-Drama-shad1

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

Buy Learning Through Drama in the Primary Years by David Farmer now from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Playful-Plays-shad

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.

Buy Playful Plays Vol 1 by David Farmer now from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com