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Impro for Storytellers: Theatresports and the Art of Making Things Happen

Impro for Storytellers: Theatresports and the Art of Making Things Happen
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Author: Keith Johnstone
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 376
Pub. Date: 1999
ISBN-10: 0878301054
ISBN-13: 9780878301058

About the Book:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

Keith Johnstone is an inspirational teacher and writer, and Impro for Storytellers will encourage a life-long study of human interaction.

Impro for Storytellers is the follow-up to the classic Impro, one of the best-selling books ever published on improvisation. This book aims to take jealous and self-obsessed beginners and teach them to play games with good nature and to fail gracefully.

Keith Johnstone worked at London's Royal Court Theatre in the 1960s where he developed his techniques for improvisational work. His techniques specialize in releasing an individual's potential within the context of group work. He became notorious as the acting coach who would shout "Be more boring" and "Don't concentrate!". Canadian Keith Johnstone, the man who pioneered Theatresports, has led the work on improvisation in theatre, schools and universities. His unique ideas, set out in the classic text, Impro, have now been taken up by practitioners the world over. Impro for Storytellers builds on and extends the seminal earlier work.

What people say:

"Many of these scribblings are gems … [Johnstone's] discussion … is of enormous value not only for improvisors, but for playwrights trying to bring something new to the stage… This is not to be missed… A display of the fitful fireworks of an original mind." — Stagebill Theatre

"Impro for Storytellers … display(s) the brilliance of Johnstone's writing, and his highly accessible style, formatted in a variety of manners ranging from personal narratives, teacher/student dialogues, directorial rants and reflective musings to strategic lesson planning, rationale and uncomplicated illustrations of numerous actor or student activities. The book has the potential to be an invaluable resource for teachers, instructors, or directors who have a desire to expand their own understanding of improvised forms, as well as being a superb primer to help augment the repertoire of the student, actor, or performer." — Research in Drama Education

About the Author:

Keith Johnstone (1933-2023) was a British and Canadian theatre director, teacher, author and playwright specializing in improvisational theatre. He worked at the Royal Court Theatre in the 1960s where he developed his pioneering techniques for improvisational work, known as the Impro System. He was a Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary and is best known as the the inventor of Theatresports.

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