The Ultimate Improv Book: A Complete Guide to Comedy Improvisation

The Ultimate Improv Book: A Complete Guide to Comedy Improvisation

by Edward J. Nevraumont


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566080750
Publisher: Meriwether Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 09/28/2001
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 795,875
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Part 1Introduction1
Chapter 1What Is Improv?3
Chapter 2Creating an Improv Team6
Part 2Improv Skills13
Chapter 3Improv Foundations15
Chapter 4Rules of the Stage30
Chapter 5Who? What? Where?35
Chapter 6Physicalization--The "Where"39
Chapter 7Characterization--The "Who"41
Chapter 8Storytelling--The "What"44
Chapter 9The Huddle--Before You Begin51
Chapter 10Teamwork54
Chapter 11Use of Suggestion58
Chapter 12The Presentation63
Chapter 13One Final Concept65
Part 3Structuring69
Chapter 14Flags71
Chapter 15Making Structures74
Chapter 16"Who" Structures76
Chapter 17"What" Structures81
Chapter 18"How" Structures87
Chapter 19"Use of Suggestion" Structures91
Chapter 20Reality-Based Structures98
Chapter 21Other Things to Think About109
Part 4Strategies113
Chapter 22Tips and Hints115
Chapter 23Self-Evaluation117
Chapter 24Putting on a Show120
Appendix 1Improv Games Events133
Appendix 2Practice Schedule147
Appendix 3Games149
Appendix 4Singing and Rhyming239
Appendix 5Lists250
Appendix 6Recommended Reading264
Appendix 7A Glossary of Improv Terms266
About the Authors271

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