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4.0 out of 5 stars A No-Nonsense Guide for Improvisors in a Rut
This is a book that I wish I had read years ago. Sadly, most of the info in the book I have learned the hard way. Nonetheless, this is a book any improvisor should pick up.

It's not so much a theory book, like Keith Johnstone's Improv, or Del Close's Truth in Comedy. This book is more of a self-help book. The authors do not clown around, they are serious about...
Published on June 16 2009 by BowlingPete

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3.0 out of 5 stars I actually didn't find this that useful as I'd expected as it was highly recommended by ...
I actually didn't find this that useful as I'd expected as it was highly recommended by reputable sources. There were a few ideas and exercises that were valuable that I'll keep on hand. But some of the other ideas I question. For instance, the recommendations that players practice being as offensive as possible. Sure I see the value in getting over an innate fear of...
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4.0 out of 5 stars A No-Nonsense Guide for Improvisors in a Rut, June 16 2009
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This review is from: Improvising Better: A Guide for the Working Improviser (Paperback)
This is a book that I wish I had read years ago. Sadly, most of the info in the book I have learned the hard way. Nonetheless, this is a book any improvisor should pick up.

It's not so much a theory book, like Keith Johnstone's Improv, or Del Close's Truth in Comedy. This book is more of a self-help book. The authors do not clown around, they are serious about improv, and clearly show the desire to enlighten other to improve using what they already know.

This book helps performers with low self-esteem issues, inflated egos, and even brushes upon ettiquite for the performer off stage.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I actually didn't find this that useful as I'd expected as it was highly recommended by ..., May 14 2015
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I actually didn't find this that useful as I'd expected as it was highly recommended by reputable sources. There were a few ideas and exercises that were valuable that I'll keep on hand. But some of the other ideas I question. For instance, the recommendations that players practice being as offensive as possible. Sure I see the value in getting over an innate fear of offending, but I question the value of going overboard too far. I don't imagine practicing by making jokes of really distasteful things is going to help anyone be a better improviser.
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