Bring in the Arts
Lessons in Dramatics, Art, and Story Writing for Elementary and Middle School ClassroomsBook - 1993
The late director of the Moscow Art Theatre, Konstantin Stanislavsky introduced a method for drama that has become a cornerstone of the medium. Bring in the Arts is a teacher's book based on this method, outlining the first steps to method improvising.
Twenty lesson plans guide students from creating scenes in drama to writing and illustrating their own stories. The plans include simple and practical improvisations for the classroom, as well as suggestions for plays and shows of the children's artwork. The book assumes no formal training in the arts and teachers will find it easy to adapt the plans to their own classroom needs.
By following the easy first steps that Pam Walker outlines in Bring in the Arts , teachers will enable their students not only to improvise original scenes, but also to create plots and characters for their stories.