Impro

Impro

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

Author: Keith Johnstone

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713687019

Category: Drama

Page: 208

View: 140

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

Impro

Impro

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

Author: Gillyanne Kayes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0878301631

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 153

View: 818

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

Improvisation in Drama Theatre and Performance

Improvisation in Drama  Theatre and Performance

This established text explores the history, theory and practice of improvisation within the rapidly changing field of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies.

Author: Anthony Frost

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137348135

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 277

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Improv Book

The Improv Book

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.

Author: Alison Goldie

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781783196791

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 502

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Improv Handbook

The Improv Handbook

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 ...

Author: Tom Salinsky

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472536624

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 778

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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Improvisation for the Theater

Improvisation for the Theater

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

Author: Viola Spolin

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 081014008X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 412

View: 109

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

The Comedy Improv Handbook

The Comedy Improv Handbook

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 ...

Author: Matt Fotis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317390183

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

View: 556

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Guide to Keith Johnstone s Theatresports

A Guide to Keith Johnstone s Theatresports

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.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0995955506

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 46

View: 691

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Interactive and Improvisational Drama

Interactive and Improvisational Drama

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 ...

Author: Adam Blatner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595417506

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 383

View: 776

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Guide to Keith Johnstone s Gorilla Theatre

A Guide to Keith Johnstone s Gorilla Theatre

This guide is for all those wishing to train in and produce Gorilla Theatre(TM).

Author: Patti Stiles

Publisher:

ISBN: 0995955522

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 54

View: 217

This guide is for all those wishing to train in and produce Gorilla Theatre(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. Gorilla Theatre(TM) player/directors develop in storytelling, spontaneity, joyful failure, confidence, teamwork, directing, clowning 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. Gorilla Theatre(TM) had its debut in 1992 and is also becoming popular worldwide. 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). ITI members have select access to the Gorilla Theatre(TM) Guide but it is also available for purchase to anyone.
Categories: Performing Arts

Keith Johnstone

Keith Johnstone

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.

Author: Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408183274

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 794

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Improvisation Game

The Improvisation Game

"A vital book for everyone who wishes to engage seriously with drama improvisation." -ReviewsGate.com

Author: Chris Johnston

Publisher:

ISBN: 1854596683

Category: Drama

Page: 363

View: 174

Categories: Drama

Impro for Storytellers

Impro for Storytellers

Impro for Storytellers is the follow-up to Keith Johnstone's classic Impro, one of the best-selling books ever published on improvisation.

Author: Keith Johnstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135863661

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 388

View: 661

Impro for Storytellers is the follow-up to Keith Johnstone's classic Impro, one of the best-selling books ever published on improvisation. Impro for Storytellers aims to take jealous and self-obsessed beginners and teach them to play games with good nature and to fail gracefully.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Guide to Keith Johnstone s Maestro Impro tm

A Guide to Keith Johnstone s Maestro Impro tm

This guide is for all those wishing to train in and produce Maestro Impro(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.

Author: Keith Johnstone

Publisher:

ISBN: 0995955557

Category:

Page: 52

View: 466

This guide is for all those wishing to train in and produce Maestro Impro(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. Maestro Impro(TM) player/directors develop in storytelling, spontaneity, joyful failure, confidence, teamwork, playfulness 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. Maestro Impro(TM) was developed in the early 1990s and is now played popularly worldwide. 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). ITI members have select access to the Maestro Impro(TM) Guide but it is also available for purchase to anyone.
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Improvisation

Improvisation

IMPROVISATION: THE GUIDE is the bible for all teachers, actors and improvisers.

Author: Lyn Pierse

Publisher:

ISBN: 1876382015

Category: Acting

Page: 463

View: 164

IMPROVISATION: THE GUIDE is the bible for all teachers, actors and improvisers. It is a practical, hands-on feast of ideas, exercises and scene-work. Drama teachers at primary, secondary and university levels have found this book invaluable. The techniques have been used for corporate workshops, drama in education and professional actor training. Improvisation processes ignite spontaneity, develop lateral thinking, encourage team work and release the potential artist in us all. The results are tangible. This book is the long-awaited new version of the previously titled Theatresports Down Under.
Categories: Acting

Theatrical Improvisation

Theatrical Improvisation

Spolin's games, while not necessarily intended for performance, laid the
foundation for other how to improv books. ... Theatresports is also the topic of
Keith Johnstone's Impro for Storytellers and provides notes to performers of
Theatresports, ...

Author: J. Leep

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230612556

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 186

View: 184

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Spontaneous Performance

Spontaneous Performance

Over 300 improvisation and theatre games to develop creative abilities and acting skills.

Author: Marsh Cassady

Publisher: Meriwether Pub

ISBN: 1566080649

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 189

View: 373

Spontaneous Performance is a Meriwether Publishing publication.
Categories: Performing Arts

Training to Imagine

Training to Imagine

They rely on their knowledge, practiced skills and their colleagues. This book is the first to apply the improv methodologies of the theater to developing the business skills that are in high demand.

Author: Kat Koppett

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579220339

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 233

In today's fast-paced, "right-sized," competitive environment businesses increasingly need staff who are creative, think on their feet, take the unexpected in their stride, and work effectively in fluid teams. How can they instill and develop these critical skills? The answer may be to improvise! Improvisational actors make up scenes, dialog and entire plays on the spot. They work collaboratively in front of paying customers who expect to be entertained and amazed. Improv actors use no script, cannot predict what will happen next, and have no chance to go back or rewrite. They rely on their knowledge, practiced skills and their colleagues. This book is the first to apply the improv methodologies of the theater to developing the business skills that are in high demand. Kat Koppett--a professional trainer, management consultant and professional actor-demonstrates to trainers and managers how they can effectively transfer improv training techniques to their day to day business environment. Training to Imagine translates the theories and exercises of improv into straightforward and practical guidelines and training activities. This book is written for trainers, HR personnel, managers and team leaders who are interested in increasing their tool kit, and enhancing the impact, fun and retention levels of their workshops. It assumes no previous experience with improvisation or performing, offers all the needed background and provides clear and practical instructions with a range of simple and effective exercises. Trainers and managers may find the book improves their own presentation and teaching skills.
Categories: Business & Economics

How to Start Your Own Improv Comedy Group

How to Start Your Own Improv Comedy Group

"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.

Author: Paul Johan Stokstad

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 1887472975

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

View: 689

"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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Improv for Actors

Improv for Actors

In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater.

Author: Dan Diggles

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781581159417

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 413

In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater. Through 28 lessons—each of which includes warm-ups, points of concentration, and improvisation exercises—Improv for Actors provides insights into thinking and reacting with fluidity, exploring a character’s social status, using the voice and body as effective tools of storytelling, and more. Actors of all levels will soon be able to give a fresh, original approach to classic characters, create funnier performances in farce and comedy, and make dramatic characters richer and more believable.
Categories: Performing Arts