Monday, September 01, 2014
viola-spolin

Reader Review by Bridie Moore

I have used Viola Spolin's Improvisation for the Theatre for about 23 years now and the book has a number of games and exercises which have become an integral part of my teaching. Over all it is her passionate communication of a philosophy of performance, which puts the student/pupil at the centre of the work, that is so inspiring. Written specifically with children and young people in mind but in no way patronising or babyish it's a vital part of any drama teacher's library. I'm not sure if it's still in print, my copy has broken in half now but I still refer to it regularly.

(Northwestern University Press, 1999)

Editor's note: This book is still available and is now in its third edition.

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