Impro

Impro Author Gillyanne Kayes
ISBN-10 0878301631
Year 1979
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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According to some politicians and much of the mainstream media, immigrant populations only contribute crime to their communities. Seen as unmotivated and unemployed, these immigrants are thought to be a threat to society's moral fiber, and a burden to its justice system. Ramiro Martinez tells a very different story in Latino Homicide. Studying five major cities--Chicago, El Paso, Houston, Miami, and San Diego--Martinez reveals Latino homicide rates to be markedly lower than one would expect, given the economic deprivation of these urban areas. Far from dangerous or criminal, these communities often have exceptionally strong social networks precisely because of their shared immigrant experiences. With fascinating case studies drawn from police reports and actual cases, Latino Homicide refutes negative stereotypes in a coherent and critically rigorous analysis of the issues.

Impro

Impro Author Keith Johnstone
ISBN-10 9781136610455
Year 2012-11-12
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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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 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. Divided into four sections, 'Status', 'Spontaneity', 'Narrative Skills', and 'Masks and Trance', arranged more or less in the order a group might approach them, the book sets out the specific techniques and exercises which Johnstone has himself found most useful and most stimulating. The result is both an ideas book and a fascinating exploration of the nature of spontaneous creativity.

Impro

Impro Author Keith Johnstone
ISBN-10 9781350017979
Year 2017-02-23
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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A leading figure in the theatre, Keith Johnstone lays bare his techniques and exercises to foster spontaneity and narrative skill for actors. These techniques and exercises were evolved in the actors' studio, when he was Associate Director of the Royal Court and then in demonstrations to schools and colleges and ultimately in the founding of a company of performers called The Theatre Machine. Divided into four sections, "Status", "Spontaneity", "Narrative Skills" and "Masks and Trance", arranged more or less in the order a group might approach them, the book sets out the specific approaches which Johnstone has himself found most useful and most stimulating. The result is a fascinating exploration of the nature of spontaneous creativity. "If teachers were honoured in the British theatre along-side directors, designers and playwrights, Keith Johnstone would be as familiar a name as are those of . . . Jocelyn Herbert, Edward Bond and other young talents who were drawn to the great lodestone of the Royal Court Theatre in the late 1950s. As head of the script department, Johnstone played a crucial part in the development of the 'writers' theatre . . . " Irving Wardle

Impro

Impro Author Keith Johnstone
ISBN-10 9781350017962
Year 2017-02-23
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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A leading figure in the theatre, Keith Johnstone lays bare his techniques and exercises to foster spontaneity and narrative skill for actors. These techniques and exercises were evolved in the actors' studio, when he was Associate Director of the Royal Court and then in demonstrations to schools and colleges and ultimately in the founding of a company of performers called The Theatre Machine. Divided into four sections, "Status", "Spontaneity", "Narrative Skills" and "Masks and Trance", arranged more or less in the order a group might approach them, the book sets out the specific approaches which Johnstone has himself found most useful and most stimulating. The result is a fascinating exploration of the nature of spontaneous creativity. "If teachers were honoured in the British theatre along-side directors, designers and playwrights, Keith Johnstone would be as familiar a name as are those of . . . Jocelyn Herbert, Edward Bond and other young talents who were drawn to the great lodestone of the Royal Court Theatre in the late 1950s. As head of the script department, Johnstone played a crucial part in the development of the 'writers' theatre . . . " Irving Wardle

Impro

Impro Author Keith Johnstone
ISBN-10 9780713687019
Year 2007-06-29
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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An inspirational sourcebook from a recognized authority in the field of spontaneous acting

Impro for Storytellers

Impro for Storytellers Author Keith Johnstone
ISBN-10 9781135863661
Year 2014-01-21
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Impro for Storytellers is the follow-up to Keith Johnstone's classic Impro, one of the best-selling books ever published on improvisation. Impro for Storytellers aims to take jealous and self-obsessed beginners and teach them to play games with good nature and to fail gracefully.

Keith Johnstone

Keith Johnstone Author Theresa Robbins Dudeck
ISBN-10 9781408183274
Year 2013-10-10
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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The first critical biography of theatre practitioner Keith Johnstone, who invented the famous Impro system of improvisation of training actors in order to inject creativity and spontaneity into their performances.

Improvisation for the Theater

Improvisation for the Theater Author Viola Spolin
ISBN-10 081014008X
Year 1999
Pages 412
Language en
Publisher Northwestern University Press
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Collects exercises, games, and other techniques developed by Viola Spolin for stimulating creative expression.

The Improv Handbook

The Improv Handbook Author Tom Salinsky
ISBN-10 9781441106421
Year 2013-06-13
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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The most comprehensive, smart, helpful and inspiring guide to improve available today. Applicable to comedians, actors, public speakers and anyone who needs to think on their toes. From The Improv Handbook: The problem for improvisers is anxiety. faced with a lot of nameless eyes staring at us, and feeling more than anything else like prey, we are likely to want to display very consistent behavior, so that anyone who looks at us, looks away and then looks back sees the same thing. Thus we become boring, we fade into the background, and we cease to be of interest. The Improv Handbook provides everything someone interested in improvisational comedy needs to know, as written by a husband and wife comedy duo with years of experience and teaching in the field. in addition to providing a comprehensive history of improvisational theater as a backdrop, it also looks at modern theories and practices of improvisation on a global scale, including how the form of comedy has evolved differently in different parts of the world, from Europe to the UK to the Chicago scene. The Improv Handbook also contains an essential performance segment that details different formats of improvisation. Chapter topics include Theatresports, Micetro, Gorilla Theatre, and the inventions of Keith Johnstone and Del Close as well as other popular forms of improv, like those on "Whose Line is it Anyway." The core section of the book is called simply, "How to Improvise" and delves into issues of spontaneity, the fundamentals of storytelling, working together, upping the ante, and character development. The book concludes with sections on how to improvise in front of an audience and- just as crucially- how to attract an audience in the first place.

Improvise

Improvise Author Mick Napier
ISBN-10 032500630X
Year 2004
Pages 130
Language en
Publisher Heinemann Drama
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In this book, Napier takes an irreverent, but constructive look at the art and practice of improvised scenes.

Improv Wisdom

Improv Wisdom Author Patricia Ryan Madson
ISBN-10 0307531848
Year 2010-03-24
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Harmony
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In an irresistible invitation to lighten up, look around, and live an unscripted life, a master of the art of improvisation explains how to adopt the attitudes and techniques used by generations of musicians and actors. Let’s face it: Life is something we all make up as we go along. No matter how carefully we formulate a “script,” it is bound to change when we interact with people with scripts of their own. Improv Wisdom shows how to apply the maxims of improvisational theater to real-life challenges—whether it’s dealing with a demanding boss, a tired child, or one of life’s never-ending surprises. Patricia Madson distills thirty years of experience into thirteen simple strategies, including “Say Yes,” “Start Anywhere,” “Face the Facts,” and “Make Mistakes, Please,” helping readers to loosen up, think on their feet, and take on everything life has to offer with skill, chutzpah, and a sense of humor.

Mask Improvisation for Actor Training Performance

Mask Improvisation for Actor Training   Performance Author Sears A. Eldredge
ISBN-10 0810113651
Year 1996
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Northwestern University Press
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Because mask improvisation is relatively new in American theatre training, this work is designed to acquaint readers with the theory of mask improvisation and to instruct them in the techniques of the method as well. It gives a historical survey of the role masks of masks in various cultures.

Theatre Games

Theatre Games Author Clive Barker
ISBN-10 9781408125199
Year 2010-05-01
Pages 229
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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A practical guide to using theatre games for actor training which includes a DVD with original footage of the author putting the techniques into action.

The Improv Book

The Improv Book Author Alison Goldie
ISBN-10 1783191805
Year 2015-06-18
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Oberon Books
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A smart, witty and accessible manual on improv games and how and why to play them.

Improvisation in Drama Theatre and Performance

Improvisation in Drama  Theatre and Performance Author Anthony Frost
ISBN-10 9781137348128
Year 2015-10-27
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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This established text explores the history, theory and practice of improvisation within the rapidly changing field of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. New material includes improvisation in film, stand-up comedy, LARPing, applied theatre and theatre sports. It contains a wealth of new exercises and examples from contemporary practitioners.