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Improv!: A Handbook for the Actor
     

Improv!: A Handbook for the Actor

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by Greg Atkins, Lisa Barnett
 

ISBN-10: 0435086278

ISBN-13: 9780435086275

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: Heinemann

You're an actor. You know you're going to have to do it sometime, but the very thought chills your blood, makes your palms go sweaty, and your voice squeak. It's improvisation - and for many actors it's a nightmare. Greg Atkins, a member of South Coast Repertory and unabashed improviser, takes the fear out of improv. This friendly, informative book looks at the

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You're an actor. You know you're going to have to do it sometime, but the very thought chills your blood, makes your palms go sweaty, and your voice squeak. It's improvisation - and for many actors it's a nightmare. Greg Atkins, a member of South Coast Repertory and unabashed improviser, takes the fear out of improv. This friendly, informative book looks at the reasons many actors hate improvisation, while quietly reinforcing the reasons improv is a vital part of acting and of theatre. He offers sensible (and fun!) exercises that can be used by teachers or by actors, to build up the mental agility that is so much a part of improvisation, and that should be part of every actor's arsenal.

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ISBN-13:
9780435086275
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Improv!: A Handbook for the Actor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Greg is an excellent and inspirational instructor as well as a writer. I took his class before teaching drama and it saved me for five years. I took his class again this summer and recommend it to anyone who finds themself in Southern Cal. This book is a great reference for games that work to help actors keep their muscles sharp (it's invaluable to be able to let go of your inhibitions which will translate to your other work on stage, film, t.v.) or for the non-actor who would like some new party games. Belly laughter will be had by all