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The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual

The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual Book
Author : Matt Besser,Ian Roberts,Matt Walsh
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9780989387804
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual is a comprehensive guide to the UCB style of long form comedy improvisation. Written by UCB founding members Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh, the manual covers everything from the basics of two person scene work (with a heavy emphasis on finding "the game" of the scene), to the complexities of working within an ensemble to perform long form structures, such as "The Harold" and "The Movie". A practical "how to" book, the guide provides exercises throughout to help the reader master each new concept and technique introduced. While the manual is written to be understood by beginners with no previous exposure to improvisational comedy, experienced improvisors will find it to be an excellent resource for honing their skills, clarifying concepts, and generally taking their work to a higher level.

The Comedy Improv Handbook

The Comedy Improv Handbook Book
Author : Matt Fotis,Siobhan O'Hara
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2015-10-14
ISBN : 1317390172
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

The Improv Handbook

The Improv Handbook Book
Author : Tom Salinsky,Deborah Frances-White
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2017-10-19
ISBN : 1350026174
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The Improv Handbook is the most comprehensive, smart, helpful and inspiring guide to improv available today. Applicable to comedians, actors, public speakers and anyone who needs to think on their toes, it features a range of games, interviews, descriptions and exercises that illuminate and illustrate the exciting world of improvised performance. First published in 2008, this second edition features a new foreword by comedian Mike McShane, as well as new exercises on endings, managing blind offers and master-servant games, plus new and expanded interviews with Keith Johnstone, Neil Mullarkey, Jeffrey Sweet and Paul Rogan. The Improv Handbook is a one-stop guide to the exciting world of improvisation. Whether you're a beginner, an expert, or would just love to try it if you weren't too scared, The Improv Handbook will guide you every step of the way.

Truth in Comedy

Truth in Comedy Book
Author : Charna Halpern,Del Close,Kim Johnson
Publisher : Meriwether Pub
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9781566080033
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Furnishes a comprehensive guide to improvisational techniques as used in stand-up comedy

Long Form Improv

Long Form Improv Book
Author : Ben Hauck
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release : 2012-09
ISBN : 1581159811
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A handbook of essentialcomedy skills, useful for all performers!

The Ultimate Improv Book

The Ultimate Improv Book Book
Author : Edward J. Nevraumont,Nicholas P. Hanson,Kurt Smeaton
Publisher : Meriwether Pub
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Provides a curriculum consisting of twenty-four lessons, explaining what improvisation is, techniques, and how to start an improvisation team.

Long Story Short

Long Story Short Book
Author : Margot Leitman
Publisher : Sasquatch Books
Release : 2015-10-13
ISBN : 1632170280
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A comedian and Moth veteran lays out useful tips and tricks for maximizing the impact of your stories—so you can nail it every time Do you ever wish you could tell a story that leaves others spellbound? Comedian, Upright Citizens Brigade storytelling program founder, and Moth champion Margot Leitman will show you how in this practical guide to storytelling. Using a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, Long Story Short breaks a story into concrete components. From content and structure to emotional impact and delivery, Leitman guides you through the entire storytelling process, providing personal anecdotes, relatable examples, and practical exercises along the way. Using a fun, irreverent, and infographic approach, Long Story Short breaks a story into concrete components. From content and structure to emotional impact and delivery, Leitman guides you through the entire storytelling process, providing personal anecdotes, relatable examples, and practical exercises along the way.

How to be the Greatest Improviser on Earth

How to be the Greatest Improviser on Earth Book
Author : Will Hines
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-06-15
ISBN : 9780982625729
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Advice for performing long-form improv from a longtime teacher and performer.

Ensemble Theatre Making

Ensemble Theatre Making Book
Author : Rose Burnett Bonczek,David Storck
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0415530083
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

"Ensemble Theatre Making: A Practical Guide is the first comprehensive diagnostic handbook for building, caring for and maintaining ensemble. Successful ensembles don't happen by chance: they can be created, nurtured and maintained through specific actions taken by ensemble leaders and members. Ensemble Theatre Making provides a thorough step-by-step process to consistently achieve the collaborative dynamic that leads to the group trust, commitment and sacrifice necessary for the success of a common goal.Through planning and preparation, investigating the essential building blocks of ensemble, identifying ensemble behaviours and techniques of responding to those behaviours, Ensemble Theatre Making gives tools, techniques and recipes for bringing ensemble from the realm of luck into a grounded practice. This conversational, straight-forward guide gives clarity and practical guidance to the sometimes mystifying questions of what creates ensemble bonds, how to fix them when they start to break, and how to strengthen and protect them"--

Spacemen 3 And The Birth Of Spiritualized

Spacemen 3 And The Birth Of Spiritualized Book
Author : Erik Morse
Publisher : Omnibus Press
Release : 2009-12-15
ISBN : 0857121049
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Spacemen 3 are the greatest rock band of which you've never heard. This briefly surveys the backgrounds of songwriters Pete 'Sonic Boom' Kember and Jason 'Spacemen' Pierce during their childhood years and adolescent collaborations, from which would forge cult-icons Spacemen 3. It recounts the highs and lows of a backwater band whose history is littered with excess, heroin addiction and ambition. Author Erik Morse also paints a history of the British indie-rock scene of the mid 80s from its post-punk roots to the earliest days of acid house and Spacemen 3's role in reinventing psychedelia for a new generation including bands like The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine. Includes interviews from several major players in and around Spacemen 3 who recount the now legendary concerts, road tours and behind the scenes myths surrounding the recording of the underground classics Perfect Prescription and Playing with Fire. It uncovers the yet untold stories of greed and ambition that came from business impresarios to major labels and the inevitable collapse of the band at the end of the 80s. Morse looks at the earliest days of offspring bands Spectrum and Spiritualized founded by Kember and Pierce following the dissolution of Spacemen 3. Contains discography of Spacemen 3 as well as early releases from Spectrum and Spiritualized as well as rare bootlegs and live recordings.

Improv Nonsense

Improv Nonsense Book
Author : Will Hines
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-09-01
ISBN : 9780982625743
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A collection of all six years of posts from the hit (?) blog about long-form improv, Improv Nonsense.

The 5 Elements of Improv

The 5 Elements of Improv Book
Author : Andrew M. Spragge,Karen L. Eichler
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-03-19
ISBN : 9781539670698
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Drawing on decades of teaching, theater and improvisation experience, Teaching Artists Andrew and Karen of Defiant Monkey Improv show you how to improve your onstage performance and build the confidence and trust necessary to be a truly great improviser.

Improv

Improv  Book
Author : Greg Atkins
Publisher : Heinemann Drama
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This friendly, informative book looks at the reasons many actors hate improvisation, while quietly reinforcing the reasons improv is a vital part of acting and of theatre.

Improv Nation

Improv Nation Book
Author : Sam Wasson
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2017-12-05
ISBN : 0544558251
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

“Like the best of his subjects, which include Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray and Tina Fey, Wasson has perfect timing.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune Finalist for the 2017 George Freedley Memorial Award In this richly reported, scene-driven narrative, Sam Wasson charts the meteoric rise of improv from its unlikely beginnings in McCarthy-era Chicago. We witness the chance meeting between Mike Nichols and Elaine May, hang out at the after-hours bar where Dan Aykroyd hosted friends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, and Gilda Radner, and go behind the scenes of cultural landmarks from The Graduate to The Colbert Report. Along the way, we befriend pioneers such as Harold Ramis, Chevy Chase, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, Alan Arkin, Tina Fey, Judd Apatow, and many others. “Compelling, absolutely unputdownable…And, in case you’re wondering, yes, the book is funny. In places, very funny. A remarkable story, magnificently told.”—Booklist “One of the most important stories in American popular culture…Wasson may be the first author to explain [improv’s] entire history…a valuable book.”—The New York Times Book Review “Improv Nation masterfully tells a new history of American comedy…It holds the element of surprise—true to the spirit of its subject.”—Entertainment Weekly

Art by Committee

Art by Committee Book
Author : Charna Halpern
Publisher : Meriwether Pub
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This new guidebook for the best in improvisation performance si a sequel to the best-selling book, "Truth in Comedy." It tells how to empower improvisation using the "yes" concept with improv performers.

Pirate Robot Ninja

Pirate Robot Ninja Book
Author : Will Hines,Billy Merritt
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-05-20
ISBN : 9781099142246
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

As an improv comedian: are you a pirate, robot or ninja? Know your type so you can appreciate your strengths while also focusing on what you have left to learn. This book is 200 pages of lessons, exercises and metaphors designed by two teachers and performers from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in New York and Los Angeles. Also, it's written as a fable where you are an "improv seeker" in an mysterious dojo hidden in the mountains. That's pretty fun! "Billy and Will love to do the 'make'em ups' and they're quite good at it as well. I would read this book...if I could read." - Rob Riggle (Daily Show, US Marine Corps)

Mask Improvisation for Actor Training Performance

Mask Improvisation for Actor Training   Performance Book
Author : Sears A. Eldredge
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780810113657
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Because mask improvisation work is relatively new in American theater training, this book is designed not only to acquaint readers with the theory of mask improvisation but to instruct them in the techniques of method as well. Featuring dozens of improvisational exercises in the innovative spirit of Viola Spolin, and supplemented with practical appendices on mask design and construction, forms and checklists, and other classroom materials, this book is an invaluable tool for teacher and student alike, as well as compelling reading for anyone interested in acquiring a deeper understanding of masks as agents of transformation, creativity, and performance.

Improvising Better

Improvising Better Book
Author : Jimmy Carrane,Liz Allen
Publisher : Heinemann Drama
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780325009421
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Improvising Better is an easy to read self-help book created with the new generation of improviser in mind. It's written for today's performers, looking for a quick fix to their performance problems. This book is a fast read with long-lasting results. Jimmy Carrane and Liz Allen have improvised, taught, and directed in Chicago for over thirty years combined, and have either seen or experienced the most common problems facing improvisers today. Improvising Better will give you simple tools for repairing your improvisation through original and enhanced exercises. This book addresses the improviser as a whole, including how offstage issues affect onstage performance. Speaking candidly about this very personal art form, Carrane and Allen offer common-sense solutions, some tough love, and a little inspiration along the way. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran, Improvising Better will catapult you to the next level in your career as a working improviser.

Theater Games for the Lone Actor

Theater Games for the Lone Actor Book
Author : Viola Spolin
Publisher : TriQuarterly Books
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780810140103
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This companion to Spolin's "Improvisation for the Theater" presents over 40 exercises which allow actors to side coach themselves, at home, in rehearsal, or in performance. Spolin is the originator of theater games and her improvisational techniques have changed the nature and practice of modern theater.

Improvisation at the Speed of Life

Improvisation at the Speed of Life Book
Author : T. J. Jagodowski,David Pasquesi,Pam Victor
Publisher : Solo Roma, Incorporated
Release : 2015-04-01
ISBN : 9780977309337
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

"Jagodowski and Pasquesi, award-winning master improvisers from Chicago's legendary comedy scene, are internationally known for their acclaimed, two-man longform show, TJ & Dave. [This is] their authoritative and entertaining look at techniques, principles, theory, and ideas behind their approach"--Cover.