Theater


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Costumes
Makeup
Performing Arts
Props
Sound Effects
Stagecraft
Improv - for Improv resources visit the IMPROV resource page



Costumes and Masks


Reference Books

  • Childs Play Quick and Easy Costumes, Leslie Hamilton, Crown Trade Paperbacks, New York, NY, 1995, ISBN 0-517-88173-X, 168 pgs, Grades K-Adult
  • Costumes and Props, Nifty, Thrifty No-Sew Costumes and Props, Carol Ann Bloom, Good Year Books, Parsippany, New Jersey, ISBN 0-673-36372-4
  • Complete Book of Paper Mask Making, Dover Publications, New York, NY, 1967, ISBN 0-486-24712-0, 134 pgs, Grades 4-Adult
  • Costumes for Children, Barbara Snook, Charles T. Branford Co, Newton, Mass, 1970, LCC# GT 175.S56 1970, 96 pgs.
  • Costumes for School Plays, Barbara Snook, Charles T. Branford Co., Newton, Mass, 1967, 96 pgs, Grades 5-Adult
  • Costumes for Plays and Playing, Gail Haley, Methuen, Inc., New York, New York, 1978, ISBN 0-458-93520-4, 134 pgs, Grades 3-Adult
  • Creative Costumes for Children (Without Sewing), Mark Walker, Cool Hand Communkications, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, 1993, ISBN 1-56790-059-3, 229 pgs, Grades 3-Adult
  • Dazzling Disguises and Clever Costumes, Angela Wilkes, DK Publishing, Inc., New York, NY, 1996, ISBN 0-7894-1001-X, 48 pgs, Grades K-Adult
  • Elegantly Frugal Costumes, Shirley Dearing, Meriwether Publishing, 1992, ISBN 0-916260-88-7, 132 pgs, Grades 4-Adult
  • Make Costumes! (Art and Activities for Children Series), Priscilla Hershberger, North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1992, ISBN 0-89134-450-0, 48 pgs, Grades 3-Adult
  • Maskmaking, Carole Sivin, Davis Publications, Worcester, Mass, ISBN 0871921782, 142 pgs, General Reference
  • Stage Costume Step-by-Step, Mary T. Kidd, Betterway Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1996, ISBN 1-55870-406-X, 144 pgs, Grades 6-Adult
  • The Usborne Book of Fancy Dress, Ray Gibson, EDC Publishing, Tulsa, OK, 1994, ISBN 0-7460-1309-4. 32 pgs, Grades 3-7.
  • The Usborne Book of Masks, Ray Gibson, EDC Publishing, Tulsa, OK, 1994, ISBN 0-7460-1443-0, 32 pgs, Grades 3-7.
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Makeup


Websites

Reference Books

  • An Usborne Guide of Make-Up, Felicity Everett, Usborne Publishing, Ltd., London, 1990, ISBN 0-7460-0075-8, 32 pgs, Grades 6-Adult
  • Disguise and Makeup, Christopher Rawson/Heather Amery/Anita Harper, Usborne Publishing, Ltd, London, 1990, ISBN 0-86020-166-X , 64 pgs, Grades 5-Adult
  • Stage Makeup Step-by-Step, Rosemarie Swinfield, Betterway Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1997, ISBN 1-55870-390-X, 128 pgs, Grades 4-Adult
  • The Usborne Book of Disguise, Vivian Kelly, Usborne Publishing, Ltd. London, 1996, ISBN 0-7460-2721-4, 32 pgs, Grades 2-7.

Suppliers

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Performing Arts


Websites

  • High School Drama - Drama Exercises for High School Drama Students - Also includes a list of recommended books
  • www.zancas.com Zanca sells a variety of books on theater techniques, games, set construction, etc.

Reference Books

  • Acting & Theatre (An Usborne Introduction), Cheryl Evans and Lucy Smith, EDC Publishing, Tusa, OK, 1992, ISBN 0-7460-0699-3, 64 pgs, Grades 5-Adult
  • Acting Games Improvisations and Exercises, by Marsh Cassidy, Meriwether Publishing, Ltd., Colorado Springs, CO, 1993, ISBN 0-916260-92-5, 192 pgs, Grades 1-Adult
  • Break a Leg - The Kid's Guide to Acting & Stagecraft, Lise Friedman, Workman Publishing, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2208-7
  • Everything About Theatre!, Robert L. Lee, Meriwether Publishing, 1996, ISBN 1-56608-019-3, 224 pgs, Grades 9-Adult
  • On Stage - Theater Games and Activities for Kids, Lisa Bany-Winters, Chicago Review Press, Chicago, IL ISBN 1-55652-324-6
  • Stage Write, Norman Delue and Thomas B. Wayward, Good Apple, Div of Simon & Schuster, Parsippany, NJ, 1996, ISBN 1-56417-870-6, 64 pgs, Grades 4-Adult
  • Theatre Games For Young Performers, Maria C. Novelly, Meriwether Publishing, 1985, ISBN 0-916260-31-3, 147 pgs, Grades 6-Adult (Available at ShopDI)
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Sound Effects


Websites

  • Sound Effects - The Art of Noise - Sound Effects for radio, stage and film. Ideas on how to generate different sound effects.
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Stagecraft - Scenery and Set Construction


Websites

Reference Books

  • Self-Supporting Scenery for Children's Theatre..and Grown-Ups Too, James Hull Miller, Meriwether Publishing, Ltd., Colorado Springs, CO, 1983, ISBN 0-916260-91-7, 128 pgs, Grades 6-Adult
  • Small Stage Sets on Tour, James Hull Miller, Meriwether Publishing, Ltd., Colorado Springs, CO, 1983, ISBN 0-916260-91-7, 128 pgs, Grades 5-Adult
  • The Usborne Book of Pop-Ups, Ray Gibson & Louisa Somerville, Usborne Publishing, Ltd., London, 1992, ISBN 0-7460-1273-X, 32 pgs, Grades 3-Adult
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