THEATRE GAME: MEISNER REPETITION EXERCISE


Description

A variation on the Meisner repetition exercise that allows for scene and character development.

Players

Minimum number of players: At least 2

Maximum number of players: No more than 20

Materials

Paper and Pens.

Space Required

Standard Room

Instructions

1) The entire class should write down two short, simple questions or statements on two separate sheets of paper.
2) Two volunteers are brought in front at a time.
3) One sheet is randomly selected and the students simply repeat the statement back to one another.

Adaptations

Like the Meisner experience, slight variations can be allowed for the exchange to make more sense.
For example: "you smell bad" -
Student 1: You smell bad.
Student 2: I smell bad?
Student 1: You smell bad.
Student 2: I smell bad.
Etc.

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