Improvisation and the Theatre

Author: Keith Johnstone

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713687010

Category: Drama

Page: 208

View: 9411

An inspirational sourcebook from a recognized authority in the field of spontaneous acting


Improvisation and the Theatre

Author: Gillyanne Kayes,Jeremy Fisher

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780878301638

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 153

View: 3491

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Improv Book

Improvisation for Theatre, Comedy, Education and Life

Author: Alison Goldie

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783196793

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 2187

A smart, witty and accessible guide to the rewarding and joyful practice of improvisation. • Classic improv games and variations • Telling stories and creating characters • Using improv to make theatre and comedy, from monologues to full-scale productions An asset to students and teachers of improvisation in schools, drama schools, higher education and theatre groups, both professional and amateur. It will also be of benefit to organisations and individual readers who want to discover how improv stimulates creativity and confidence in all areas of life. The Improv Book opens up this exciting discipline to a wider audience.

Theater ohne Absicht

Impulse zur Weiterentwicklung des Improvisationstheaters ; [ein Herz-, Hand- und Hirnbuch für Improvisationstheater]

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783766091048


Page: 237

View: 2196

Improtheater hat sich in den letzten Jahren wunderbar entwickelt, Akteure und Publikum sind versierter und anspruchsvoller geworden. Deshalb dieses 'vertiefende' Buch: es beschäftigt sich - immer handhabbar auf die Spielpraxis oientiert - mit Assoziationen, mit der Kunst spontaner Figurenentwicklung und den Möglichkeiten unmittelbarer Dramaturgie. Es wird klar, wie Impro das wunderbare Funktionieren des menschlichen Geistes widerspiegelt und feiert. Hier ist selbständig gedachtes und ausgezeichnet geschriebenes Lesefutter für Impro-Fortgeschrittene, Theaterenthusiasten und -pädagogen... sowie alle, die Zugang zu ihren kreativen und kommunikativen Kräften suchen und diese erforschen und verfeinern wollen!!!


Spontaneität, Improvisation und die Kunst des Geschichtenerzählens

Author: Keith Johnstone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895810015

Category: Acting

Page: 565

View: 2669

The Comedy Improv Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance

Author: Matt Fotis,Siobhan O'Hara

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317390180

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

View: 7951

The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance is a one-stop resource for both improv teachers and students, covering improv history, theory, maxims, exercises, games, and structures. You will learn the necessary skills and techniques needed to become a successful improviser, developing a basic understanding of the history of improvisation and its major influences, structures, and theories. This book also addresses issues associated with being a college improviser – like auditions, rehearsals, performances, and the dynamics of improv groups.

Improvisation for the Theater

A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques

Author: Viola Spolin,Paul Sills

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810140080

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 412

View: 9753

Collects exercises, games, and other techniques developed by Viola Spolin for stimulating creative expression.

Theatrical Improvisation

Short Form, Long Form, and Sketch-Based Improv

Author: J. Leep

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230612555

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 186

View: 4080

Theatrical Improvisation provides an in-depth analysis of short form, long form, and sketch-based improv - tracing the development of each form and the principles that define and connect the styles of performance. Brimming with original interviews from leaders in the field such as Ron West, Charna Halpern, John Sweeny and Margaret Edwartowski, Theatrical Improvisation presents straightforward improvisational theory, history, and trends. Includes easy-to-follow resources on teaching improvisation, with assessment tools, exercises, games, and classroom assignments to enable instructors to incorporate and assess improv in the classroom. Leep offers a practical, essential, and engaging guide for anyone who wants to better understand the art, teach, or perform improvisation.

How to Start Your Own Improv Comedy Group

Author: Paul Johan Stokstad

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 9781887472975

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

View: 4860

"This book gives all the tools that a reasonably competent adult would need to understand improv theatre, train others, form a performing group, and keep it together as long as possible. The book focuses not only on improv concepts and games, but also on practical guidelines for creating a viable performing group, and staging improv games for live audiences."--Page 4 of cover.

The Improvisation Game

Discovering the Secrets of Spontaneous Performance

Author: Chris Johnston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781854596680

Category: Drama

Page: 363

View: 3562

The Improv Handbook

The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond

Author: Tom Salinsky,Deborah Frances-White

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441106421

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

View: 2526

The most comprehensive, smart, helpful and inspiring guide to improve available today. Applicable to comedians, actors, public speakers and anyone who needs to think on their toes. From The Improv Handbook: The problem for improvisers is anxiety. faced with a lot of nameless eyes staring at us, and feeling more than anything else like prey, we are likely to want to display very consistent behavior, so that anyone who looks at us, looks away and then looks back sees the same thing. Thus we become boring, we fade into the background, and we cease to be of interest. The Improv Handbook provides everything someone interested in improvisational comedy needs to know, as written by a husband and wife comedy duo with years of experience and teaching in the field. in addition to providing a comprehensive history of improvisational theater as a backdrop, it also looks at modern theories and practices of improvisation on a global scale, including how the form of comedy has evolved differently in different parts of the world, from Europe to the UK to the Chicago scene. The Improv Handbook also contains an essential performance segment that details different formats of improvisation. Chapter topics include Theatresports, Micetro, Gorilla Theatre, and the inventions of Keith Johnstone and Del Close as well as other popular forms of improv, like those on "Whose Line is it Anyway." The core section of the book is called simply, "How to Improvise" and delves into issues of spontaneity, the fundamentals of storytelling, working together, upping the ante, and character development. The book concludes with sections on how to improvise in front of an audience and- just as crucially- how to attract an audience in the first place.

Interactive and Improvisational Drama

Varieties of Applied Theatre and Performance

Author: Adam Blatner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595417507

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 383

View: 5555

Are you a drama student looking for other ways to practice in your field? Do you teach drama students, or, as a teacher, want to enliven your lessons? Are you an actor who wants to diversify your role repertoire? Are you a therapist who uses active approaches to promote your clients' creative potentials? Are you wanting to be involved in a meaningful form of social action? This is the book for you!Thirty-two innovators share their approaches to interactive and improvisational drama, applied theatre, and performance, for education, therapy, recreation, community-building, and personal empowerment. You are holding the only book that covers the full range of dynamic methods that expand the theatre arts into new settings where many more people can participate in and enjoy the process of non-scripted drama.Drama is a great field! There are many ways to enjoy this activity other than by having to memorize scripts and preparing a performance for an audience. There are ways that are more playful, and types of drama in which the audience become co-actors. This present book is unique in offering ways for participants to become more spontaneous and involved.

Improvisation in Drama, Theatre and Performance

History, Practice, Theory

Author: Anthony Frost,Ralph Yarrow

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137348135

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 838

This established text explores the history, theory and practice of improvisation within the rapidly changing field of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. New material includes improvisation in film, stand-up comedy, LARPing, applied theatre and theatre sports. It contains a wealth of new exercises and examples from contemporary practitioners.


The Guide : Theatre and Performance Games, Warm-ups and Scene Work for Coaches and Players

Author: Lyn Pierse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781876382001

Category: Acting

Page: 463

View: 4215

This bible for all teachers, actors, and improvisors, is a practical, hands-on feast of ideas, exercises and scene-work. Improvisation processes ignite spontaneity, develop lateral thinking, encourage team work and release the potential artist. The results are tangible.

Long Form Improvisation and American Comedy

The Harold

Author: M. Fotis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137376589

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 218

View: 843

Long form scenic improv began with the Harold. The comic philosophy of this form started an era of comedy marked by support, trust, and collaboration. This book tells of the Harold, beginning with the development of improv theatre, through the tensions and evolutions that led to its creation at iO, and to its use in contemporary filmmaking.

Book on Acting

Improvisation Technique for the Professional Actor in Film, Theater & Television

Author: Stephen Book

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781879505605

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 629

View: 9425

Stephen Book is a top Hollywood acting coach and teacher and a theatre director. His students have won Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, Obies, and Grammys. Thirteen of his present or former students are featured in either starring roles or as cast regulars in the current primetime television schedule. This book contains film and television scenes in which Book-coached actors, used his Improvisation Technique to create their performances. These scenes, showing the actors' performance choices, demonstrate the use of Improvisation Technique in different genres of acting. Well-known theatre and film scenes are included, as well as scenes from such TV shows as 'Frasier', 'Melrose Place', 'Star Trek: Voyager', 'LA Law' and 'The Practice'.

Keith Johnstone

A Critical Biography

Author: Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408183277

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 452

The first critical biography of theatre practitioner Keith Johnstone, who invented the famous Impro system of improvisation of training actors in order to inject creativity and spontaneity into their performances.

Das Spiel mit dem Chaos

Zur Performativität des Improvisationstheaters

Author: Gunter Lösel

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839423988

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 348

View: 1412

Improvisationstheater ist eine weltweit erfolgreiche Theaterbewegung, die immer mehr Menschen erfasst. Während die Praxis blüht und gedeiht, fehlt bisher eine gründliche theaterwissenschaftliche Aufarbeitung. Das ändert sich mit diesem Buch: Gunter Lösel, selbst seit vielen Jahren Improvisationsschauspieler, nähert sich dem Thema aus theaterwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Es gelingt ihm zu zeigen, dass Improvisationstheater ein Spiel mit den Prozessen der sozialen Konstruktion von Wirklichkeit ist, und er untersucht, wie diese Bühnenrealität scheinbar aus dem Nichts entsteht und immer neue, überraschende Formen hervorbringt.

Spontaneous Performance

Acting Through Improv

Author: Marsh Cassady

Publisher: Meriwether Pub

ISBN: 9781566080644

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 189

View: 5982

Spontaneous Performance is a Meriwether Publishing publication.