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Improvisation for the theater : a handbook of teaching and directing techniques

Author: Viola Spolin
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Spolin's improvisational techniques have changed the very nature and practice of modern theatre. This third edition updates the more than 200 now-classic exercises and adds 30 new ones. It adds 30  Read more...

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Spolin, Viola.
Improvisation for the theater.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)606985930
Online version:
Spolin, Viola.
Improvisation for the theater.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607306542
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Viola Spolin
ISBN: 0810140098 9780810140097 081014008X 9780810140080
OCLC Number: 41176682
Description: lv, 412 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Paul Sills' Introduction --
Paul Sills' Sayings of Viola Spolin --
Viola Spolin's Preface to the First Edition --
Viola Spolin's Preface to the Second Edition --
Theory and Foundation. Ch. I. Creative Experience. Ch. II. Workshop Procedures --
Exercises. Ch. III. Orientation. Ch. IV. Where. Ch. V. Acting with the Whole Body. Ch. VI. Non-Directional Blocking. Ch. VII. Refining Awareness. Ch. VIII. Broadcasting and Technical Effects. Ch. IX. Developing Material for Situations. Ch. X. Speech and Rounding-Out Exercises. Ch. XI. Emotion. Ch. XII. Character --
Children and the Theater. Ch. XIII. Understanding the Child. Ch. XIV. Fundamentals for the Child Actor. Ch. XV. Workshop for Six-to-Eight-Year-Olds --
Formal Theater and Improvisational Theater. Ch. XVI. Preparation. Ch. XVII. Rehearsal and Performance. Ch. XVIII. Post-Mortem and Special Problems --
App. I. New Exercises --
App. II. Traditional Games.
Responsibility: Viola Spolin.
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"She has genius and shares it." --Valerie Harper "It's like basic research ... she [has] changed the theater for generations." --Alan Alda "Her book is the bible." --Rob Reiner

 
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