The Resource Comedy Improv Handbook

Comedy Improv Handbook

Label
Comedy Improv Handbook
Title
Comedy Improv Handbook
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance is a one-stop resource for both improv teachers and students, covering improv history, theory, maxims, exercises, games, and structures. You will learn the necessary skills and techniques needed to become a successful improviser, developing a basic understanding of the history of improvisation and its major influences, structures, and theories. This book also addresses issues associated with being a college improviser - like auditions, rehearsals, performances, and the dynamics of improv groups
Cataloging source
CN3GA
Dewey number
  • 792.02/8
  • 792.2
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2071.I5
LC item number
F47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Comedy Improv Handbook
Publication
Note
Includes index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""The Comedy Improv Handbook""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""So What is This Handbook and Why Should I Read it?""; ""Wait a Second, Why Should I Listen to You Two?""; ""Anything Else I Should Know?""; ""What is Improv?""; ""SECTION I Improv History""; ""Commedia Dellâ€{u2122}arte""; ""Vaudeville and Burlesque""; ""Viola Spolin (1906â€"94)""; ""The Compass Players""; ""The Second City""; ""The Committee""; ""The Groundlings""; ""Loose Moose Theatre Company""; ""Keith Johnstone (1933â€")""; ""iO""; ""Del Close (1934â€"99)""
  • ""ComedySportz""""The Comedy Store Players""; ""Whose Line Is It Anyway?""; ""The Annoyance""; ""The Upright Citizens Brigade""; ""Improv Snapshots""; ""Augusto Boal (1931â€"2009) and the Theatre of the Oppressed""; ""Jacques Lecoq (1921â€"99)""; ""J.L. Moreno (1889â€"1974) and Psychodrama""; ""SECTION II Improv Rules, Major Theoretical Concepts, and Maxims""; ""Yes, And""; ""Agreement""; ""Support Your Partner""; ""Justification""; ""Status""; ""Group Mind""; ""Listening and Reincorporation""; ""Truth in Comedy""; ""The Game of the Scene""; ""Play to the Top of Your Intelligence""
  • ""Originality""""Some Simple Maxims""; ""Some Common Donâ€{u2122}t Scenes""; ""SECTION III Skill Building Exercises""; ""Warm-Ups""; ""Exercises""; ""Warm-Ups""; ""Exercises""; ""SECTION IV Short Form Improv Games""; ""Guessing Games""; ""Scenic Games""; ""Group Games""; ""Energy Games""; ""Narrative Games""; ""Ask The Audience Games""; ""One-Liner Games""; ""SECTION V Long Form Improv Games""; ""Long Form Contents""; ""Long Form Structures""; ""Long Form Contents""; ""Long Form Structures""; ""SECTION VI The College Improv Team""; ""One or Many""
  • ""To Audition or Not to Audition: That is the Question""""Rehearsal""; ""Putting on a Show""; ""The Show Itself""; ""Dating and Fighting""; ""SECTION VII A Guide to Professional Training""; ""Chicago""; ""New York""; ""Los Angeles""; ""Other Improv Schools""; ""Conclusion""; ""Your Improv Library""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn931813124
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317390183
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9781317390176
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34157517
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)931813124
  • sks1317390172

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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