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Book – The Improv Handbook

Book – The Improv Handbook

The Improv Handbook edited by Tom Salinsky and Deborah Frances-White
Published by Bloomsbury

From the publishers:

The Improv Handbook is perfect for comedians, actors, public speakers and anyone who needs to think on their toes. Featuring a range of games, interviews and exercises, it is the most comprehensive guide to improv available today.

Exploring the history of the genre, alongside modern theories and practice, The Improv Handbook explores Theatresports, Micetro and Gorilla Theatre, as well as the innovations of Keith Johnstone, Del Close and Whose Line Is It Anyway? Spontaneity, storytelling, collaboration and character are examined in details, before concluding with practical advice on improvising for audiences, asking the crucial question: How do you attract an audience in the first place?

First published in 2008, this new edition features a new foreword by comedian Mike McShane, as well as new exercises on endings, managing blind offers and master/servant games, along with new and expanded interviews with Keith Johnstone, Neil Mullarkey, Jeffrey Sweet and Paul Rogan.

The Improv Handbook is a one-stop guide to the exciting world of improvisation. Whether you’re a beginner, an expert, or would just love to try it out, The Improv Handbook will guide you every step of the way.

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