Stages is packed with drama exercises and ideas that work, tested on the harshest of critics–high school students. Laid out in a clear, concise manner, they are categorized according to their purpose.
Stages is useful to all, from novice or seasoned drama teachers, to theatre professionals leading workshops and master classes.
The exercises in this book can be used in isolation to simply fill a spare moment of class time, or to create a drama workshop or entire drama course. Suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities, the ideas can be adapted for young children and teenagers as well as experienced actors.
Stages: Creative Ideas For Teaching Drama was first published in 2002 and has become a Canadian bestseller with sales throughout North America. This updated and expanded version brings even more indispensable material and curriculum applications to the subject.
About the Author
Talia Pura is a filmmaker, playwright, actor, dancer and educator whose books include STAGES: Creative Ideas for Teaching Drama, and CUES: Theatre Training & Projects from Classroom to Stage. Pura created ten short films and several plays, taught drama at the University of Winnipeg and coordinated programs for the Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba. She conducts drama workshops internationally, and has been to South Africa, the Philippines, and Brazil. Talia lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.