The improv handbook : the ultimate guide to improvising in comedy, theatre, and beyond / by Tom Salinsky and Deborah Frances-White.
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- Physical Description: x, 425 pages ; 23 cm
- Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Metheun Drama, 2013.
- Copyright: ©2008
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-414) and index.
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Section 1: What is improvisation. What was improvisation? -- Improvisation in performance -- History of the Spontaneity Shop -- Intermission: What should improvisation be? -- "From innovation to art form" / Deborah Frances-White -- "Two stories" / Tom Salinsky.
Section 2: How to improvise. How to use this section -- Teaching and learning -- The importance of storytelling -- Spontaneity -- Saying yes -- What comes next -- Status -- Go through an unusual door -- Working together -- Being changed -- Twitching, topping, and paperflicking -- Playing characters -- You can't learn mime from a book -- Playing games -- Control freak -- Finding the game in the scene -- Continue or thank you -- Final thoughts -- Intermission: The rules and why there aren't any...
Section 3: How to improvise in public. Feel the fear and do it anyway -- Starting a company -- Nuts and bolts -- Intermission: The paradox of improvisation.
Section 4: Making improvisation pay. Performing? -- Teaching workshops -- Corporate entertainment -- Corporate training -- Corporate events -- How to get corporate work -- Intermission: Women in improv.
Section 5: Talking to improvisers. Keith Johnstone: the innovator -- Neil Mullarkey: The Comedy Store player -- Randy Dixon: the synthesizer -- Jonathan Pitts: the impresario -- Charna Halpern: the keeper of the Harold -- Mick Napier: power improviser -- Dan O'Connor: West Coast legend -- Patti Stiles: our teacher -- David Fenton: Theatresports MC down under -- Tobias Menzies: the actor -- In conclusion -- Appendix 1: Games -- Good games -- Dumb but fun -- Never play -- Warm-up games.
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