Page extent: 300
ISBN: 9781783191802
Binding: PaperBack

The Improv Book: Improvisation for Theatre, Comedy, Education and Life

Alison Goldie

PaperBack (18 Jun 2015)

A smart, witty and accessible guide to the rewarding and joyful practice of improvisation.

• Classic improv games and variations
• Telling stories and creating characters
• Using improv to make theatre and comedy,from monologues to full-scale productions

An asset to students and teachers of improvisation in schools,drama schools, higher education and theatre groups, both professional and amateur. It will also be of benefit to organisations and individual readers who want to discover how improv stimulates creativity and confidence in all areas of life. The Improv Book opens up this exciting discipline to a wider audience.

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ISBN13 9781783191802
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 300


'In a world where imagination seems to be fighting a losing battle against technology, Alison Goldie has come up with a brilliant and easy to follow guide to putting people back in touch with this essential part of their creative minds...This book should be on the bloody national curriculum!' Phill Jupitus

'Cheerful, chatty and very informative....A readable heedable role-book, a fine fools' guide to improvisation, wherein lies plenty to plunder for those learning and teaching drama at all levels.' John Hegley, poet and musician

'Fabulous book, humorous, instructive, informative - an absolute must-have for anyone interested in comedy and improvisation! ' Brenda Gilhooly, comedian and TV writer

'A wondrous toolbox for the imagination' Jake Arnott, novelist

'The solid knowledge and experience of the actor, director, writer and broadcaster Alison Goldie is apparent throughout, as is her infectious enthusiasm... The book stands on a level with Impro by Keith Johnstone as it not only teaches us how to teach the approaches, but draws parallels with everyday life situations in a personal, honest and inspiring fashion. Highly recommended for anyone exploring improvisation, wanting to spice up their rehearsals of existing material or wishing to devise their own work.' Drama Resource ★★★★★

'Her voice is convincing, experienced and friendly and endlessly reassuring... This is a magic box you can dip into, the briefest look will reveal a gem... welcome tonic. Goldie's book could be lighting up a shelf near you.' National Drama magazine