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The Improv Book By Alison Goldie

The Improv Book
by Alison Goldie

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The Improv Book is a smart, witty and accessible manual on improv games and how and why to play them. For theatre professionals, comedy performers, teachers and anyone wanting to enhance their life skills through improv.
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The Improv Book: Improvisation for Theatre, Comedy, Education and Life by Alison Goldie

The Improv Book is a smart, witty and accessible manual guiding you through the rewarding and joyful practice of improvisation. * Classic improv games and variations* Improv scenarios * How improv can be used for making theatre and comedy, from monologues to full-scale productionsThe book will be an asset to students and teachers of improvisation in schools, drama schools, higher education and theatre groups, both professional and amateur. It will also benefit organisations and individual readers who want to discover how improv could stimulate creativity and confidence in all areas of life. Improv can be practised at any level, and used for multiple purposes, from bonding together students or co-workers, to working up a speech, to discovering the underlying meanings of a play-text, to devising a full-blown song and dance show. The Improv Book opens up this exciting discipline to a wider audience.

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The Improv Book Reviews

"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; "A wondrous toolbox for the imagination" - Jake Arnott, novelist; "It's useful to be able to control yourself sometimes, and it's dreadful when it becomes a habit. The Improv Book is a treasure chest of ways to bring more zest, surprise and depth back into your life - and into the lives of your students, your employees, your children, your parents and anyone else who might need it. It's really very good. I just made that up. But it's true." - Guy Claxton, author of What's the Point of School? and Building Learning Power.; "Fabulous book, - humorous, instructive, informative - an absolute must-have for anyone interested in comedy and improvisation!" - Brenda Gilhooly, comedian and TV writer; '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

About Alison Goldie

Alison Goldie is an actor, theatre director, facilitator, writer and broadcaster with a long career in making and performing theatre and comedy. She is a great believer in the power of improvisation for stimulating creativity, and developing theatre and life-skills, and is living proof that performing and teaching improv keeps you young and sexy (she says). As an improviser she performed in Theatresports(TM) and the legendary improv troupe Spontaneous Combustion. On the comedy circuit of the 1980s she was in the double-act The Wild Girls and a stand-up comic. On TV her credits include "Newman and Baddiel in Pieces" (BBC2), and presenting for "The Travel Show" (BBC2) and "Dream Ticket" (ITV) among others. She has toured internationally with her theatre company The Weird Sisters and recently toured the UK with her one-woman show "Lady in Bed." She has directed for the Garrick Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, Vienna's English Theatre and Youth Music Theatre amongst others. Alison has taught improv all over the world.

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The Improv Book: Improvisation for Theatre, Comedy, Education and Life by Alison Goldie
Alison Goldie
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Oberon Books Ltd
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