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- Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 18.94
A step-by-step guide to Physical Theatre in both theory and practice - full of detailed exercises and inspiring ideas. In Through the Body , based on twelve years of teaching physical theatre, Dymphna Callery introduces the reader to the principles behind the work of certain key 20th-century theatre practitioners (Artaud, Grotowski, Meyerhold,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95
Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry, becoming a cornerstone of both practical and theoretical approaches to performance. The Improvisation Studies... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2001; US$ 22.00
On both sides of the stage improv-comedy's popularity has increased exponentially throughout the 1980s and '90s and into the new millennium. Presto! An original song is created out of thin air. With nothing but a suggestion from the audience, daring young improvisers working without a net or a script create hilarious characters, sketches, and songs.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95
Auditions are an integral part of every performer's life. From getting into drama school, through to a successful career in an overcrowded industry, Auditions: A Practical Guide offers crucial advice and tried-and-tested techniques to maximize success before, during and after each audition. Written by an established casting director and former... more...
- Allworth Press 2004; US$ 19.95
In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater. Through 28 lessons—each of which includes warm-ups, points of concentration, and improvisation exercises—Improv for Actors provides insights into thinking and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95
Keith Johnstone's involvement with the theatre began when George Devine and Tony Richardson, artistic directors of the Royal Court Theatre, commissioned a play from him. This was in 1956. A few years later he was himself Associate Artistic Director, working as a play-reader and director, in particular helping to run the Writers' Group. The improvisatory... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 31.95
The discipline of comedy acting doesn?t have many classic texts. The Craft of Comedy is unquestionably one of them, though. It is a compilation of correspondence between a young actor, Stephen Haggard, and the renowned actress Athene Seyler, in which the latter expounds upon the art of comedy in lucid and timeless terms. This significant new edition,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 46.67
Improvisation teachers have long known that the human mind could be trained to be effortlessly spontaneous and intuitive. Drinko explores what these improvisation teachers knew about improvisation's effects on consciousness and cognition and compares these theories to current findings in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. more...
- Hunter House 2013; US$ 14.95
101 More Improv Games for Children and Adults: A Smart Fun Book for Ages 5 and Up is the follow-up to Bob Bedore?s popular 101 Improv Games for Children and Adults . This sequel takes us even deeper into the craft of improv ? the magical art of creating something out of nothing ? with all new games! Author Bob Bedore emphasizes how you can use... more...