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- 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...
- Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 48.99
Annette Lust is the author of From the Greek Mimes to Marcel Marceau and Beyond (Scarecrow, 2002), which was awarded the Choice Outstanding Academic Book in 2000 and was a finalist for the George Freedly Memorial Award in 2001. She is professor emerita at Dominican University of California in San Rafael, California, where she has taught beginning... 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...
- Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2012; US$ 19.23
Hauptbeschreibung Theaterzettel sind, sofern es sich um Ankündigungen berühmter Opern- und Theateraufführungen handelt, beliebte Ausstellungsstücke, und für die Spielplanforschung seit jeher eine bedeutende Quelle. In den letzten Jahren hat das Interesse an Theaterzetteln in auffälliger Weise zugenommen: Die Theaterwissenschaft nimmt sich nun verstärkt... 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$ 34.95
"a work on the art and craft of comedy as important in its own way as works by Stanislavski and Chekhov" ? Oxford Theatre Companion In 1939, a young, inexperienced actor wrote to a famous actress of his acquaintance, asking for advice on playing comedy. She responded enthusiastically, and they corresponded variously over the next year. The... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 50.00
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...
- Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 21.86
A top-ranking director sets out his rehearsal techniques in this invaluable handbook for actors and directors. Different Every Night is the culmination of a lifetime of work in the theatre, the most complete rehearsal methodology in print since Stanislavsky. It offers a vital masterclass for actors and directors, full of sound practical advice... more...