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Improv wisdom : don't prepare, just show up

Author: Patricia Ryan Madson
Publisher: New York : Bell Tower, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Shows how to apply the maxims of improvisational theater to real-life challenges.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Ryan Madson
ISBN: 1400081882 9781400081882
OCLC Number: 56982311
Description: 159 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Say yes --
Don't prepare --
Just show up --
Start anywhere --
Be average --
Pay attention --
Face the facts --
Stay on course --
Wake up to the gifts --
Make mistakes, please --
Act now --
Take care of each other --
Enjoy the ride.
Responsibility: Patricia Ryan Madson.
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Shows how to apply the maxims of improvisational theater to real-life challenges.

"In an irresistible invitation to lighten up, look around, and live an unscripted life, a master of the art of improvisation explains how to adopt the attitudes and techniques used by generations of musicians and actors. Let's face it: Life is something we all make up as we go along. No matter how carefully we formulate a 'script, ' it is bound to change when we interact with people with scripts of their own. Improv Wisdom shows how to apply the maxims of improvisational theater to real-life challenges--whether it's dealing with a demanding boss, a tired child, or one of life's never-ending surprises. Patricia Madson distills thirty years of experience into thirteen simple strategies, including "Say Yes," "Start Anywhere," "Face the Facts," and "Make Mistakes, Please," helping readers to loosen up, think on their feet, and take on everything life has to offer with skill, chutzpah, and a sense of humor."--Publisher's description.

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