With over two hundred dramatic situations, this volume is by far
the most extensive sourcebook available for nurturing young
actors'' improvisational work. The range is vast. Sandra Caruso
includes everything from beloved classics to folk and fairy tales
to modern realism and contemporary stories, facilitating
improvisational work of equal variety. Additionally, the book
structures situations in such a way that children work in greater
depth than theatre games usually require. Teachers, parents,
directors, and producers can focus on actors'' development, helping
children release interesting and unexpected shades of
characterization and uncover unexplored psychological depths.
While many books on creative drama are geared to a younger age
group, this book is divided into two volumes to address a broad
range of students, from childhood to adolescence. The material has
increasing degrees of complexity and can be used with any young
actor, whatever his or her level of experience.