Impro

Improvisation and the Theatre

Author: Keith Johnstone

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0713687010

Category: Drama

Page: 208

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

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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.
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Impro

Improvisation and the Theatre

Author: Gillyanne Kayes,Jeremy Fisher

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780878301638

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 153

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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A Guide to Keith Johnstone's Theatresports

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995955509

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 46

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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.
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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

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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.
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The Improv Book

Improvisation for Theatre, Comedy, Education and Life

Author: Alison Goldie

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783196793

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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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.
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A Guide to Keith Johnstone's Gorilla Theatre

Author: Patti Stiles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995955523

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 54

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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.
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A Guide to Keith Johnstone's Maestro Impro(tm)

Author: Keith Johnstone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995955554

Category:

Page: 52

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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 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

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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.
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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

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