Theater Games for the Classroom

Theater Games for the Classroom Book

A Teacher's Handbook

by Viola Spolin
For Middle Level

This book 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. 
~ from publisher

The games in this book are exercise designed for teachers of diverse background. But, although they are accessible to students and teachers alike, the games have a very serious intent. They help students in developing performance skills and lead them to an understanding of what it is to be an artist.

The writer intends, that is, not merely to provide students with theater experiences but to help them become responsive to their fellow players, able to create an environment through behavior and to transform ordinary objects into extraordinary ones. Most important, the games will make students more knowledgeable about themselves.


ISBN-13: 978-0-8101-4004-2
ISBN-10: 0-8101-4004-7

Northwestern University Press, 1986, 233 pages