Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre

Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre

by Keith Johnstone

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Overview

Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre by Keith Johnstone

Impro ought to be required reading not only for theatre people generally but also for teachers, educators, and students of all kinds and persuasions. Readers of this book are not going to agree with everything in it; but if they are not challenged by it, if they

do not ultimately succumb to its wisdom and whimsicality, they are in a very sad state indeed . . . .Johnstone seeks to liberate the imagination, to cultivate in the adult the creative power of the child . . . .Deserves to be widely read and tested in the classroom and rehearsal hall . .

.Full of excellent good sense, actual observations and inspired assertions |o CHOICE: Books for College Libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136610455
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/12/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 428,388
File size: 451 KB

About the Author

Keith Johnstone is an internationally recognized authority in the field of improvisation. His books Impro, and Impro For Storytellers, have been translated into many languages. He leads master classes in improvisation around the world.
Keith Johnstone was Associate Artistic Director at the Royal Court Theatre in the late 1950s, helping in particular to run the Writer's Group. The improvisatory techniques and exercises evolved there to foster spontaneity and narrative skills were developed further in the actors' studio, then in demonstrations to schools and colleges and ultimately in the founding of a company of performers called The Theatre Machine. An internationally recognized authority in the field of improvisation, his books Impro, and Impro For Storytellers, have been translated into many languages. He leads master classes in improvisation around the world.

Table of Contents

Notes on Myself

Status

Spontaneity

Narrative Skills

Masks and Trance

Appendix

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