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Here is the thoroughly revised third edition of the bible of improvisational theater.

Viola Spolin's improvisational techniques changed the very nature and practice of modern theater. The first two editions of Improvisation for the Theater sold more than 100,000 copies and inspired actors, directors, teachers, and writers in theater, television, film. These techniques have also influenced the fields of education, mental health, social work, and psychology.

<a href="title.cfm?ISBN=0-8101-4007-1">Also available: Spolin's <i>Theater Game File</i></a>

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Viola Spolin's improvisational techniques changed the very nature and practice of modern theater. The first two editions of Improvisation for the Theater sold more than one hundred thousand copies and inspired actors, directors, teachers, and writers in theater, television, and film. These techniques have also influenced the fields of education, mental health, social work, and psychology.

Synopsis:

Spolin's improvisational techniques have changed the very nature and practice of modern theatre. This third edition updates the more than 200 now-classic exercises and adds 30 new ones. It adds 30 traditional theatre games that are frequently used as warm-ups.

Synopsis:

Here is the thoroughly revised third edition of the bible of improvisational theater. Viola Spolin's improvisational techniques changed the very nature and practice of modern theater.

About the Author

Viola Spolin, the originator of theater games, was introduced to the use of games, storytelling, folk dance, and dramatics as tools for stimulating creative expression in the 1920s while a student of Neva Boyd at Chicago's Hull House. During her years as a teacher and supervisor of creative dramatics there, she began to develop her nonverbal, nonpsychological approach. Her books have been translated into Swedish, German, and Portuguese. She died in 1994.

Paul Sills is Viola Spolin's son and the founding director of Chicago's Second City and of Story Theater. He is the coeditor of the third edition of Improvisation for the Theater.

Table of Contents

Editor's Note

Paul Sills' Introduction

Paul Sills' Sayings of Viola Spolin

Alphabetical List of Exercises

Acknowledgments

Viola Spolin's Preface to the First Edition

Viola Spolin's Preface to the Second Edition

THEORY AND FOUNDATION

I. Creative Experience

II. Workshop Procedures

EXERCISES

III. Orientation

IV. Where

V. Acting with the Whole Body

VI. Non-Directional Blocking

VII. Refining Awareness

VIII. Broadcasting, and Technical Effects

IX. Developing Material for Situations

X. Speech and Rounding-Out Exercises

XI. Emotion

XII. Character

CHILDREN AND THE THEATER

XIII. Understanding the Child

XIV. Fundamentals for the Child Actor

XV. Workshop for Six-to-Eight-Year-Olds

FORMAL THEATER AND IMPROVISATIONAL THEATER

XVI. Preparation

XVII. Rehearsal and Performance

XVIII. Post-Mortem and Special Problems

DEFINITIONS

Definition of Terms

Glossary of Side-Coaching Phrases

APPENDIXES

Appendix I. New Exercises

Appendix II. Traditional Games

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810140080
Sills, Paul:
Spolin, Viola
Sills, Paul:
Editor
Author:
Spolin, Viola
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill. :
Subject:
Production and direction
Subject:
Acting & Auditioning
Subject:
Theater - Direction & Production
Subject:
Amateur theater
Subject:
Improvisation (acting)
Subject:
Improvisation.
Subject:
Drama-Directing and Production
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
3
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
412
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Viola Spolin's improvisational techniques changed the very nature and practice of modern theater. The first two editions of Improvisation for the Theater sold more than one hundred thousand copies and inspired actors, directors, teachers, and writers in theater, television, and film. These techniques have also influenced the fields of education, mental health, social work, and psychology.
"Synopsis" by , Spolin's improvisational techniques have changed the very nature and practice of modern theatre. This third edition updates the more than 200 now-classic exercises and adds 30 new ones. It adds 30 traditional theatre games that are frequently used as warm-ups.
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Here is the thoroughly revised third edition of the bible of improvisational theater. Viola Spolin's improvisational techniques changed the very nature and practice of modern theater.
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