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Improvised dialogues : emergence and creativity in conversation

Author: R Keith Sawyer
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Ablex Publishing, 2003.
Series: Publications in creativity research.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Improvised Dialogues is the first social-scientific study of Chicago improv theater. It focuses on the collaborative verbal creativity that improvising actors use to generate their unscripted dialogues. The author spent two years as a performer, and videotaped 15 different Chicago theater groups--both live performances and rehearsals--resulting in almost 50 hours of performance data. To analyze these dialogues, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sawyer, R. Keith (Robert Keith).
Improvised dialogues.
Westport, Conn. : Ablex Pub., 2003
(DLC) 2002018672
(OCoLC)49383674
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Keith Sawyer
ISBN: 0313011923 9780313011924
OCLC Number: 52760851
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 263 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: Improvisation in Theater and Everyday Conversation --
Don't Shoot the Piano Player: My Encounter with Chicago Improv --
What Improvised Dialogue Creates: Frame and Context in Conversation Research --
How Improvised Dialogues Create: The Collaborative Emergence of Conversation --
What Actors Know: An Ethnotheory of Conversation --
The Freeze Games: How to Create a Frame --
Improv Games: How Rules Affect Improvised Dialogues --
Collaborative Emergence in Long-Form Improvisation --
Conclusion: The Emergent Frame as Social Fact.
Series Title: Publications in creativity research.
Responsibility: R. Keith Sawyer ; foreword by Michael Silverstein.
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CLosely analyzes the collaboratively improvised dialogues of Chicago improv theater groups, whose form of collective verbal creativity has significant implications for the study of conversation and  Read more...

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?Objectifying what is traditionally a subjective field, Sawyer offers a detailed analysis that evaluates and advocates the use of improvisational techniques for teachers as well as actors and Read more...

 
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