Theater Game File

Cloth Text – $69.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-4007-3
Publication Date
January 1989
Page Count
78 pages
Trim Size
8 x 5

Theater Game File

Viola Spolin

Violin Spolin was one of the greatest acting coaches in American theater. Improvisation for the Theater, her classic collection of games, acting exercises, and commentary, has been a best-seller for three decades. In the Theater Game File, Spolin creates a special selection of theater games, presented on separate cards in a convenient file box as self-contained classroom workshops. With the Theater Game File, teachers and students alike, with no prior training or theater experience, can play theater games in the classroom with benefit to all.

Features include:

    Over 200 color-coded cards

    Suggestions for focusing, side-coaching, and evaluating games

    Games for students of all ages and levels of experience

    Handbook included

Also available: Improvisation for the Theater, Third Edition

About the Author

Viola Spolin, the originator of theater games, was introduced to the use of games, storytelling, folk dance, and dramatics as tools for stimulating creative expression in the 1920s while a student of Neva Boyd at Chicago's Hull House. During her years as a teacher and supervisor of creative dramatics there, she began to develop her nonverbal, nonpsychological approach. Her books have been translated into Swedish, German, and Portuguese. She died in 1994.