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Long-Form Improv: The Complete Guide to Creating Characters, Sustaining Scenes, and Performing Extraordinary Harolds

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Long-Form Improv deftly teaches the wildly popular form of improvisation that is so foundational to the comedy stylings of many of todays top actors and thriving comedians. Crammed with innovative ideas for conceptualizing improvised scenework and “finding the game of the scene,” this crisply written manual covers techniques for experienced improvisers, curious actors, and even non-actors.   

A complete long-form improv resource comprising topics like ideation and character creation, improvising scenes for extended periods of time and enhancing them—and even performing the most famous expression of long-form improv, the half-hour improvised form known as “The Harold”—this astute text is written in a friendly, supportive voice by an experienced improv teacher and professional actor whose own frustration in learning the craft drove an obsession to create a program free of confounding teachings and contradictory concepts. The books groundbreaking infusion with drama theory and game theory brings new life to the teachings of the craft, breaking down various aspects of long-form improv into short chapters for swift, step-by-step intake of its vital lessons.   

Students of acting and long-form improv alike should expect Long-Form Improv to bolster their education and fast-track their course to improv greatness.

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A handbook of essential comedy skills, useful for all performers!    

About the Author

Ben Hauck holds more than twelve years of experience as an internationally known long-form improv teacher, performer, and student, as well as more than twenty years of experience as a professional stage and screen actor. In 2007-2008, he developed and directed an extensive full-scale corporate improv training program exclusively for a multinational consulting firm, teaching the firm's software engineers to perform long-form improv for audiences in New York City, Toronto, and London. From 2002-2006, he was the exclusive coach for the improv comedy group known as Devil's Dancebelt. 

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ISBN:
9781581159813
Subtitle:
The Complete Guide to Creating Characters, Sustaining Scenes, and Performing Extraordinary Harolds
Author:
Hauck, Ben
Publisher:
Allworth Press
Subject:
Comedy
Subject:
Humor-Comedy Business and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120901
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 6.1 in 15.44 oz

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