Impro

Improvisation and the Theatre

Author: Keith Johnstone

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 208

View: 328

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

The Comedy Improv Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance

Author: Matt Fotis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

View: 897

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.

The Improv Book

Improvisation for Theatre, Comedy, Education and Life

Author: Alison Goldie

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 807

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.

The Improv Handbook

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

Author: Tom Salinsky

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

View: 356

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.

Improvisation in Drama, Theatre and Performance

History, Practice, Theory

Author: Anthony Frost

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 347

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.

Impro

Improvisation and the Theatre

Author: Gillyanne Kayes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 153

View: 604

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

Improvisation for the Theater

A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques

Author: Viola Spolin

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 412

View: 210

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

Interactive and Improvisational Drama

Varieties of Applied Theatre and Performance

Author: Adam Blatner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 383

View: 174

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.

A Guide to Keith Johnstone's Theatresports

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 46

View: 158

This guide is for all those wishing to train in and produce Theatresports(TM). It is a fantastic format to experience Impro Keith Johnstone style and receive all of the personal and group benefits that go along with it. Theatresports(TM) players develop in storytelling, spontaneity, joyful failure, confidence, teamwork and so much more. In the late 1950's Keith Johnstone was experimenting with Theatresports(TM) in London England. It was first produced in Calgary, Canada in 1977, from there spread around the world and is now played in over 90 countries. The International Theatresports(TM) Institute was created by Keith to entrust and manage his Impro formats. The ITI grants performance rights to groups wishing to train on and perform the Keith Johnstone formats of Theatresports(TM), Maestro Impro(TM) and Gorilla Theatre(TM). Money from royalties goes to member benefits, building the Impro community and managing the trademark and legacy. Keith himself has never taken any profit from the licensing of Theatresports(TM). The ITI Theatresports(TM) Guide was originally produced exclusively for performance rights holders free of charge in pdf form. This new print edition has been revised and improved for larger distribution. ITI members still have select access but it is now available for purchase to anyone.

The Improvisation Game

Discovering the Secrets of Spontaneous Performance

Author: Chris Johnston

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 363

View: 670