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Improvisation for the Theater (1963)

by Viola Spolin

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Here is the thoroughly revised third edition of the bible of improvisational theater. Viola Spolin's improvisational techniques changed the very nature and practice of modern theater. The first two editions of Improvisation for the Theater sold more than 100,000 copies and inspired actors, directors, teachers, and writers in theater, television, film. These techniques have also influenced the fields of education, mental health, social work, and psychology. Also available: Spolin's Theater Game File… (more)
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My improv training has helped me more in my life and my career than most of my formal training. Spolin is the master. ( )
  twilightnightout | Feb 26, 2011 |
Detailed book with lots of examples, tips for sidecoaching and evaluation, and background. Worth reading. ( )
  sachachua | Sep 6, 2009 |
Lisez la chapitre Acting With the Whole Body, pages 146-156.
  ProfesseuseX | Apr 15, 2008 |
"Spolin, who died in 1994, developed her improvisational techniques of using "game" exercises while teaching with the WPA Recreational Project in Chicago. Editor Sills, her son and founder of the Second City Theater, here updates over 200 classic exercises and adds 30 new ones. The creative group work and games, which can be used with all levels and ages of performers, and workshop techniques that enhance performers' natural abilities and intuition are all clearly explained. Also included are useful definitions of theater terms and a glossary of side-coaching phrases. Libraries with older editions will want this excellent update. Highly recommended for all theater arts collections." Howard E. Miller, Rosary H.S. Lib., St. Louis
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
  mmckay | Apr 27, 2006 |
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Here is the thoroughly revised third edition of the bible of improvisational theater. Viola Spolin's improvisational techniques changed the very nature and practice of modern theater. The first two editions of Improvisation for the Theater sold more than 100,000 copies and inspired actors, directors, teachers, and writers in theater, television, film. These techniques have also influenced the fields of education, mental health, social work, and psychology. Also available: Spolin's Theater Game File

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