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Drama Games for Actors  

Exploring Self, Character and Text

Drama Games for Actors $21.81 ex GST
$23.99 inc GST

From the bestselling Drama Games series, this dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book offers dozens of games to serve as a rich source of ideas and inspiration for all actors – and those teaching or directing them.

This must-have companion is divided into three sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the actor’s process:

  • Self provides methods to deepen relaxation, sharpen focus, boost energy, expand imagination and enable a company of actors to work collaboratively
  • Character suggests strategies to aid the process of transformation, encouraging actors to explore characteristics that are distinct from their own
  • And Text offers exercises to unlock the words, allowing free and imaginative work within the structure of a script, without losing specificity

The games range from solo explorations which can be performed alone, to ideas for pairs and group work – making them suitable for a wide variety of scenarios and requirements. Overall, the book will serve as an essential foundation for every actor’s creativity, helping improve preparation, rehearsal and performance.

‘A mass of invaluable ideas for all ages and all types of actors, amateur or professional. It’s hard to imagine anyone involved in theatre who wouldn’t find it useful.’  Richard Eyre, from his Foreword

Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-373-2 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB


THOMASINA UNSWORTH trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama and worked as an actress and corporate trainer for ten years before developing her career as an acting teacher, coach and theatre director. She is now a Senior Lecturer on the Acting and Actor Musician programmes at Rose Bruford College as well as a private acting coach and writer. Thomasina has also worked at Manchester Met, Chichester University and The Academy of Creative Training in Brighton as a tutor and director. She has a degree in English and an MA in Theatre and specialises in Meisner technique.