The Ultimate Improv Book: A Complete Guide to Comedy Improvisation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566080750
  • Publisher: Meriwether Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 1,392,386
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction 1
Chapter 1 What Is Improv? 3
Chapter 2 Creating an Improv Team 6
Part 2 Improv Skills 13
Chapter 3 Improv Foundations 15
Chapter 4 Rules of the Stage 30
Chapter 5 Who? What? Where? 35
Chapter 6 Physicalization--The "Where" 39
Chapter 7 Characterization--The "Who" 41
Chapter 8 Storytelling--The "What" 44
Chapter 9 The Huddle--Before You Begin 51
Chapter 10 Teamwork 54
Chapter 11 Use of Suggestion 58
Chapter 12 The Presentation 63
Chapter 13 One Final Concept 65
Part 3 Structuring 69
Chapter 14 Flags 71
Chapter 15 Making Structures 74
Chapter 16 "Who" Structures 76
Chapter 17 "What" Structures 81
Chapter 18 "How" Structures 87
Chapter 19 "Use of Suggestion" Structures 91
Chapter 20 Reality-Based Structures 98
Chapter 21 Other Things to Think About 109
Part 4 Strategies 113
Chapter 22 Tips and Hints 115
Chapter 23 Self-Evaluation 117
Chapter 24 Putting on a Show 120
Appendices 131
Appendix 1 Improv Games Events 133
Appendix 2 Practice Schedule 147
Appendix 3 Games 149
Appendix 4 Singing and Rhyming 239
Appendix 5 Lists 250
Appendix 6 Recommended Reading 264
Appendix 7 A Glossary of Improv Terms 266
About the Authors 271
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