Friday, August 01, 2014

game-of-the-week-101The class stands in a circle. One person (the detective) leaves the room. Somebody in the circle is chosen as the leader. She begins making a simple repeating movement which everybody else copies. The detective returns and stands in the centre of the circle. Every now and again the leader should change the movement. Everybody else changes as soon as they realise. The rest of the group should try not to look directly at the leader, so that they do not give her away. The detective tries to spot the leader and as soon as he does, the game is over and a new detective is chosen.

A good leader will be able to change the movements subtly or even quite blatantly without giving anything away through facial expression. The group as a whole can soon become proficient at playing this game – which really does help develop group awareness.

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

Come back for a new Game next week!

Drama Courses

  • Commedia dell'Arte - Two Day Course with Didi Hopkins Commedia dell'Arte - Two Day Course with Didi Hopkins
    Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd August 2014 10:30 - 16:30 Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 Fee: £265 for two-day course   Course Tutor: Didi Hopkins Read More...
  • Primary Drama Across the Curriculum Primary Drama Across the Curriculum
    Wednesday 1st October 2014 10:30am - 4:30pm Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 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 club. The drama strategies...
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  • Drama Games for Teaching Shakespeare Drama Games for Teaching Shakespeare
    Wednesday 8th October 2014 10:30am - 4:30pm: Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 Wednesday 5th November 2014: 10:00am - 4:00pm: Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6JA 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...
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  • Who’s Writing This Anyway? A Devising Course for Theatre Practitioners with John Wright Who’s Writing This Anyway? A Devising Course for Theatre Practitioners with John Wright
    Wednesday 15th October 2014 10:30am - 4:30pm Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 Fee: £185 Reserve a place: £35     Course Tutor: John Wright Drama Resource is proud to present a Masterclass with John Wright. This one-day practical course investigates a structured approach to devising theatre. John will cover three main aspects of his work: Adaptation - the ways and means of remodelling...
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  • Brecht and Stanislavski - Two Giants - led by Mandy McKenna Brecht and Stanislavski - Two Giants - led by Mandy McKenna
    Wednesday 12th November 2014 10:30am - 4:30pm Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 This highly popular workshop gives you the opportunity to explore through practice the ideas of two hugely influential theatre practitioners - Konstantin Stanislavski and Bertolt Brecht. Both men challenged the existing conventions of theatre-making and developed their own systems, which continue to influence theatre and...
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Drama Books

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"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

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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

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