Improvisation in Rehearsal

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Building on his own experience as an actor, director, and teacher, John Abbott writes with clarity and an infectious enthusiasm that will motivate directors to try the improvisation techniques for themselves. Packed with useful exercises, scenarios, and examples from a wide variety of plays.

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Overview

Building on his own experience as an actor, director, and teacher, John Abbott writes with clarity and an infectious enthusiasm that will motivate directors to try the improvisation techniques for themselves. Packed with useful exercises, scenarios, and examples from a wide variety of plays.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781854595232
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Pages: 102
  • Sales rank: 1,238,585
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

John Abbott

John Abbott had a successful career as an actor before turning to teaching. He teaches improvisation, stand up and Shakespeare at the Arts Educational School of Acting in Chiswick, West London.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Mark Rylance ix

Author's Note xi

Introduction 1

1 Preparation 15

2 Research 27

3 Background Improvisations 42

4 Preparing a Character 71

5 Developing a Character 89

6 Relationships 104

7 Centre of Attention 123

8 Sense Memory 133

9 Creating a History 148

10 Preparing to Rehearse 155

11 Developing a Scene 166

Epilogue 191

Appendix 192

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