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Spontaneous Performance: Acting Through Improv

Spontaneous Performance: Acting Through Improv

Marsh Cassady

ISBN: 9781566080644

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Over 300 improv exercises and theatre games to develop creative abilities and acting skills. Improvisational theatre involves students immediately without having to audition, learn lines and blocking. Instead they learn to watch, listen and think on their feet. Improv is also a good way to develop confidence, to build characters, and to understand the various aspects of acting and drama. Many different types of improvs are presented, ranging from the serious to the hilarious. All are easily producible, requiring only simple sets and props. Includes exercises leading to widely varied subjects and genres of improvisation, from scenes dealing with youth problems to situation comedy, to the creation of original play scripts. Tips and examples are included on how to present or initiate each improv or scene. A valuable resource for all acting students. Four sections: Conflict among individuals: Conflict with Non-Human Forces: Body Positions, Opening Lines and Objects: Improvising Plays.
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