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Improvisation in Rehearsal
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Improvisation in Rehearsal

John Abbott
 

How to use improvisation to enrich and enliven the rehearsal process Actors in rehearsal often feel they’ve reached a dead end in trying to build their character. Improvising around the situation – ‘what would your character do if…?’ – helps the actor truly inhabit the role and liberates their creativity. This book brilliantly illustrates how improvisation can be used as a rehearsal technique in a wide variety of contexts.

John Abbott is the author of The Improvisation Book, which was aimed at drama teachers wanting to conduct successful improvisation sessions. Now he turns his attention to directors who want to incorporate improvisation into their rehearsals.

Also by John Abbott - The Improvisation Book


Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-523-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
The Improvisation Book
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The Improvisation Book

John Abbott
 

A practical guide to conducting improvisation sessions for teachers, directors and workshop leaders.

The Improvisation Book takes you step-by-step, session-by-session through a graded series of improvisation exercises. Starting with the very first class it adds a new element at each session until even the most inhibited students have gained a full vocabulary of improvisational techniques.

In addition, the author has devised a unique set of Improvisation Cards, inspired by his own teaching.  This excellent resource—96 cards that can be cut out or photocopied as preferred—has an endless combination of characters and scenarios, ensuring teachers never run out of ideas.


Also by John Abbott - Improvisation in Rehearsal

- The Acting Book



Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-961-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
The Improvisation Game
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The Improvisation Game

Discovering the Secrets of Spontaneous Performance

Chris Johnston
 

In his new book, Johnston wants us to consider improvisation not as a step towards something else but as an end in itself, and embarks on a journey through the whacky — but actually deeply serious — world of improvisation, in theatre, dance, music or any mix of these. He talks to forty or so key practitioners in the field - and passes on many of the techniques, tricks and, yes, games they use to try to stay permanently fresh.

Also see Chris Johnston's House of Games: Making Theatre from Everyday Life


Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-668-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB