This new edition of a highly acclaimed handbook, last published in 1983 and widely used by theater teachers and directors, is sure to be welcomed by members of the theater profession. Spolin, who died in 1994, developed her improvisational techniques of using "game" exercises while teaching with the WPA Recreational Project in Chicago. Editor Sills, her son and founder of the Second City Theater, here updates over 200 classic exercises and adds 30 new ones. The creative group work and games, which can be used with all levels and ages of performers, and workshop techniques that enhance performers' natural abilities and intuition are all clearly explained. Also included are useful definitions of theater terms and a glossary of side-coaching phrases. Libraries with older editions will want this excellent update. Highly recommended for all theater arts collections.AHoward E. Miller, Rosary H.S. Lib., St. Louis
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Not only useful for the "serious adult" improv artist--as a drama teacher who works with underprivileged kids I find this the best book out there for helping them develop... Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2002 by Alan
This book is the bible of improv!! It covers everything from warm-ups to sphere work to scene work... It also lists several games and ideas for creating your own games as well. Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2001
This book is the bible of improv!!!! It has everything you ever needed to know about improvisation. It gives you warm-ups and ideas for basic scene work along w/a list of games. Read morePublished on Sept. 28 2001 by "mindyourbusiness"