275 Acting Games: Connected: A comprehensive workbook of theatre games for developing acting skills

275 Acting Games: Connected: A comprehensive workbook of theatre games for developing acting skills

by Gavin Levy


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If you like112 Acting Games, you are sure to love Gavin Levy's newest book! With 275 all-new games divided into 32 categories — body awareness, concentration and focus, improvisation, mime and much more — this book is a great bargain for the price. You even get five monologues as a bonus. Like his earlier book, each of the exercises includes a defined purpose, a description of the game, discussion guidelines and teaching variation suggestions. This book goes one step further and provides an “industry connection” for every game. This newIndustry Connectionparagraph consists of real-life examples and discussion aids connected to the acting profession, designed to promote growth and motivate actors to excel.The depth that this book delves into with each exercise gives instructors of all experience levels the tools they need to teach techniques, hold group discussions and guide students with leading questions. Levy's observations are based on over 20 years of experience training students to meet the differing challenges of the stage, the screen and broadcasting. This is truly a comprehensive resource for teachers who want to help their students connect to the modern craft of acting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566081696
Publisher: Meriwether Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 599,038
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Gavin Levy currently resides in Florida. He worked alongside Paul Gleason at the Paul G. Gleason Theatre on Hollywood Blvd for a number of years. He also instructed for a number of years at the American National Academy in Studio City, California. He has led guest workshops at a number of organizations including for the Creative Actors Alliance. He has also led master classes including with colleague Paul Gleason for the organization Women In film.Levy is a native Londoner who came to the United States in 1999. He received his ALAM from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and is also a graduate of the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. From October 1992 through July 1995, Mr. Levy studied theatre at the world renowned Academy Of Live & Recorded Arts. ALRA recognized the need for a new kind of training, one that enabled students to grow into fully-rounded professionals ready to meet the differing challenges of the Stage, Screen and Broadcast industries. Since that time, the ALRA has been training some of the best and brightest in the industry. Mr. Levy became involved with Theatre in Education and in the Dragon Drama Theatre Company in London. He also wrote scripts for the various workshops, directed plays, and was an instrumental force in after show workshops that were designed to educate students. As an active member of the Dragon Drama Company, Mr. Levy continued to educate students through theatre by teaching them skills through acting and improvisation as well as organizing and coordinating acting workshops.

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