Theater Games for the Classroom

Paper Text – $24.95

ISBN 978-0-8101-4004-2
Publication Date
December 1986
Page Count
233 pages
Trim Size
7 3/4 x 9

Theater Games for the Classroom

A Teacher's Handbook
Viola Spolin

This best-selling book by Viola Spolin offers the most comprehensive theater instruction for all types of students, from small children to young adults. It includes over 130 theater games, plus exercises and instructional strategies. First developed by Spolin, the originator of modern improvisational theater techniques, these games have been tried and tested for over fifty years.

Also available: Theater Games for the Classroom CD-ROM

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.