The Ultimate Improv Book: A Complete Guide to Comedy Improvisation
This comprehensive manual shows the who, what, when, why and how of comedy improvisation. It is a complete improv curriculum program divided into ... Show synopsis This comprehensive manual shows the who, what, when, why and how of comedy improvisation. It is a complete improv curriculum program divided into twenty-four class-length units. The book is divided into four parts including: Introduction explains what improv is and how to create an improv team. Improv Skills shows some basic rules, physicalization, characterization, teamwork, use of suggestion. Structuring describes who, what and how to make improv structures. Strategies gives hints and tips for evaluating performance and putting on a show. Unlike other improv books, this book provides the tools to start an improv team or club at your school. Includes a lesson plan and a unique section that shows how to structure and create your own new improv games. Also includes appendices with many games and exercises. Sample chapters: What is improv?, Creating an improv Team, Improv Foundations, Rules of the Stage, Physicalization, Characterization, Teamwork, Use of Suggestion, Games, and many more.