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Impro ought to be required reading not only for theatre people generally but also for teachers, educators, and students of all kinds and persuassions. Readers of this book are not going to agree with everything in it; but if they are not challenged by it, if they do not ultimately succumb to its wisdom and whimsicality, they are in a very sad state indeed . . . .Johnstone seeks to liberate the imagination, to cultivate in the adult the creative power of the child . . . .Deserves to be widely read and tested in the classroom and rehearsal hall . . .Full of excellent good sense, actual observations and inspired assetions.
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After many years of being wary about Johnstone's book, I've finally given in. My initial response was that while other improv texts cover the "Hows" this one covered the... Read morePublished on June 16 2009 by BowlingPete
Keith Johnstone is nothing less than brilliant. This book inspires, challenges, and moves me to do more. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2004
I'm not an actor, have no experience of improvisational theatre (not even seen any!), but I loved this book. Read morePublished on May 15 2003 by Marco Polo
Impro is divided in four sections, Status, Spontaneity, Narrative Skills, and Masks and Trance. The most interesting section, Status, discusses how general physical attitudes... Read morePublished on June 2 2002 by Francois Tremblay
I first came actoss this book when I first got interested in theatre in the early 80s in England, and I couldn't believe what I was reading. Read morePublished on April 26 2002 by Alan Bates
This book is the one that I carry around with me and refer to constantly. It should be in the collection of every serious actor, writer and director - but almost anyone can... Read morePublished on May 17 2000 by Paul Norton
Johnstone's book is one of the two or three books in the field of Improvisational Theater that is a must read. Read morePublished on Dec 29 1999 by Eric Farone