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Improvisation for the Theater: A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques, Including a New Appendix / Edition 3
     

Improvisation for the Theater: A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques, Including a New Appendix / Edition 3

by Viola Spolin, Paul Sills, Paul Sills
 

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ISBN-10: 081014008X

ISBN-13: 9780810140080

Pub. Date: 07/28/1999

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Here is the thoroughly revised third edition of the bible of improvisational theater.

Viola Spolin's improvisational techniques changed the very nature and practice of modern theater. The first two editions of Improvisation for the Theater sold more than 100,000 copies and inspired actors, directors, teachers, and writers in theater, television, film.

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Here is the thoroughly revised third edition of the bible of improvisational theater.

Viola Spolin's improvisational techniques changed the very nature and practice of modern theater. The first two editions of Improvisation for the Theater sold more than 100,000 copies and inspired actors, directors, teachers, and writers in theater, television, film. These techniques have also influenced the fields of education, mental health, social work, and psychology.

Also available: Spolin's Theater Game File

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810140080
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Edition description:
3
Pages:
412
Sales rank:
216,568
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
1030L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Editor's Note
Paul Sills' Introduction
Paul Sills' Sayings of Viola Spolin
Alphabetical List of Exercises
Acknowledgments
Viola Spolin's Preface to the First Edition
Viola Spolin's Preface to the Second Edition

THEORY AND FOUNDATION
I. Creative Experience
II. Workshop Procedures

EXERCISES
III. Orientation
IV. Where
V. Acting with the Whole Body
VI. Non-Directional Blocking
VII. Refining Awareness
VIII. Broadcasting, and Technical Effects
IX. Developing Material for Situations
X. Speech and Rounding-Out Exercises
XI. Emotion
XII. Character

CHILDREN AND THE THEATER
XIII. Understanding the Child
XIV. Fundamentals for the Child Actor
XV. Workshop for Six-to-Eight-Year-Olds

FORMAL THEATER AND IMPROVISATIONAL THEATER
XVI. Preparation
XVII. Rehearsal and Performance
XVIII. Post-Mortem and Special Problems

DEFINITIONS
Definition of Terms
Glossary of Side-Coaching Phrases

APPENDIXES
Appendix I. New Exercises
Appendix II. Traditional Games

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