- Gebundene Ausgabe: 425 Seiten
- Verlag: Continuum (4. September 2008)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0826428592
- ISBN-13: 978-0826428592
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 17 x 2,5 x 1 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 2.154.603 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Improv Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Theatre, Comedy, and Beyond (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 4. September 2008
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"Cofounders of the London-based improvisational theater company The Spontaneity Shop, Salinsky and Frances-White provide a wonderful addition to the growing literature on theatrical improvisation. The book can serve as both a scholarly resource, since it covers the history of improvisation from its beginnings to the present, and a practical guide, for the beginner and advanced improviser... The authors include interviews with ten leading international improvisers, and they conclude with an appendix that details many of the most common improvisational games used in academic and professional settings. This book is a must for institutions supporting theater and performance programs. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers, all levels." -S.W. Cole, CHOICE, January 2009
"The Improv Handbook" is a great new guide that covers the history of improvisation and includes chapters on spontaneity and the fundamentals of storytelling.Although there are already several successful books on the market about the theory and practice of improvised theatre, there's nothing comprehensive, helpful, fun and full of experience and advice."The Improv Handbook" is a great new guide from a husband and wife team who have years of studying, performance and teaching behind them. Beginning with a history of improvisation, the book works through different types of format and performance including TheatreSports and the inventions of Keith Johnstone and Del Close. The core section of the book is called, simply, "How To Improvise" and includes chapters on spontaneity, the fundamentals of storytelling, working together, upping the ante and characters.Having established the fundamentals, the two authors go on to elaborate on more advanced techniques and skills. 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."The Improv Handbook" should become a standard book in the field - it's smart, fun, helpful, and inspiring, and it's on a mission to bring Improv to a much wider audience. Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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At the beginning they explain that there are differences and that they'll give fair treatment to both, but then proceed for several hundred pages to denigrate the Chicago school for reasons that are invalid, and which shows they have limited understanding of what they're talking about. It's as if those parts were added late in the book's development when someone noticed that "ultimate" really only meant "half ultimate".
An example of bias can be found in the short interviews at the end where of all the wise words of Keith Johnstone (who they label "The Innovator") they could have used, they instead focus on Keith saying that Del's work doesn't particularly fit with his views on improvisation (my paraphrasing). It doesn't help that they then included an interview with the mildly dismissive Charna Halpern (who they by comparison label simply "The Keeper of the Harold"), with questions based on misunderstandings of Del's teachings.
To their credit they do try to explain some Chicago techniques, but there's a lot of misunderstandings. At one point they talk abut "game" being a core Harold concept, taking it from the book "Truth in Comedy", thus confusing the UCB which focusses on game as the core of a scene, and iO and other Chicago schools which consider it just another tool in your kitbag. Another misunderstanding is Chicago's "heightening", which they think is the same as the "absurdity curve",
The book should be renamed to "The Impro Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Improvising the Keith Johnstone way", so that anyone in the U.S. or learning the Chicago style, doesn't buy it thinking that it refers directly to them. There will be nuggets for the Chicago improvisor, but warning should be given that many of the techniques don't apply very well to Chicago style play.
That said, I can't recommend this book. The authors are egotistical in style and freely criticize others' works, including, of all things, M. Night Shyamalan! Huh?!? I find the reading to be very negative - kinda in opposition to the whole "yes and..." vibe.
So, if you get something out of this book, great! I just can't bring myself to read it all the way thru.
There are one or two parts that are not workable in my very conservative high school, but those are few and far between. This book, along with anything by Bruce Miller, will give you substantive ways to improve your acting classes.