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The Improv Book - Improvisation for Theatre, Comedy, Education and Life

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Alison Goldie

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This is a smart, witty and accessible guide to the rewarding and joyful practice of improvisation

It's a major asset for students and teachers of improvisation in schools, drama schools, higher education and theatre groups - both professional and amateur - and offers tried and tested strategies for ...

Using classic improv games and variations

Telling stories and creating characters

Using improv to make theatre and comedy - from monologues to full-scale productions

Using improvisation scenarios directly or to trigger ideas for new ones

The Improv Book not only outlines how improv can be used for making theater and comedy - from monologues to full-scale productions - but it also highlights the practical application of improv in education

In so doing, it opens up this exciting discipline to a much wider audience and it will be of great benefit to organisations and individual readers who want to discover how improv can stimulate creativity and confidence in all areas of life

And it's a lot of fun!

REVIEWS

"A wondrous toolbox for the imagination" ~ Jake Arnott, novelist

"Cheerful, chatty and very informative ... A readable heedable role-book, a fine fools' guide to improvisation, wherein lies plenty to plunder for those learning and teaching drama at all levels" ~ John Hegley, poet and musician

"The Improv Book is a treasure chest of ways to bring more zest, surprise and depth back into your life - and into the lives of your students, your employees, your children, your parents and anyone else who might need it" ~ Guy Claxton, author

"Fabulous book ... humorous, instructive, informative" ~ Brenda Gilhooly, comedian and TV writer

'In a world where imagination seems to be fighting a losing battle against technology, Alison Goldie has come up with a brilliant and easy to follow guide to putting people back in touch with this essential part of their creative minds ..." ~ Phill Jupitus

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