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How to Improvise a Full-Length Play: The Art of Spontaneous Theater

How to Improvise a Full-Length Play: The Art of Spontaneous Theater

Kenn Adams

ISBN: 9781581154931

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Forget the script and get on the stage In How to Improvise a Full-Length Play, actors, playwrights, directors, theater-group leaders, and teachers will find everything they need to know to create comedy, tragedy, melodrama, and farce, with no scripts, no scenarios, and no preconceived characters. Author Kenn Adams presents a step-by-step method for long-form improvisation, covering plot structure, storytelling, character development, symbolism, and advanced scene work. Games and exercises throughout the book help actors and directors focus on and succeed with cause-and-effect storytelling, raising the dramatic stakes, creating dramatic conflict, building the dramatic arc, defining characters, creating environments, establishing relationships, and more. How to Improvise a Full-Length Play is the essential tool for anyone who wants to create exceptional theater.


Kenn Adams

Kenn Adams is a professional playwright, performer, and teaching-artist, with over 23 years of experience creating and performing innovative theater for children and adults. As a playwright, he is the author of more than a dozen plays and musicals that have been produced from coast to coast.  As a professional improviser, he began his career in 1991 with New York City's Freestyle Repertory ... view full profile

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