Customer Service available Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm EST Sat & Sun 1pm to 8pm EST

Theatre Games: A New Approach to Drama Training (with DVD ROM)

Theatre Games: A New Approach to Drama Training (with DVD ROM)

Clive Barker

ISBN: 9781408125199

Theatre games are a method of training actors that was developed in the 20th century by leading practitioners including Clive Barker, who trained actors at Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop in its heyday. He developed his "theatre games" system over 20 years and proved its effectiveness for teachers, students and actors alike.

More Information Below:

Description | Author
Paperback Book and DVD-ROM

This item is not in stock, but you aren't out of luck!

Let us know if you need it! We'll notify you once it is available.

Before adding items to your notifications list, please create an account or log-in.


This book combines Clive Barker's philosophy and approach to games, describes how to play them and the acting skills which can develop out of them. The games are arranged in order of complexity and illustrated with photographs and diagrams This re-issue of this classic and timeless text now includes a DVD with video material showing Clive Barker teaching his games in a studio and contains background information and first hand material from Clive himself. Theatre Games will enable anyone involved in acting to develop their technique without inhibition or artificiality.


Clive Barker's book is more than just a guidebook of improvisational games for actors: it is, rather a comprehensive exploration of acting techniques New York Theatre Review "Theatre Games is a massive contribution to the art of theatre...A bulging portfolio of credo, craft, advice and instruction... It is dazzlingly astute and a thrilling read - quite unlike a text-book, rather a long, fascinating chat into the small hours" 



Other Clive Barker titles:

Now Playing