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Improvisation: The Guide

Improvisation: The Guide
Your Price: $52.00 CDN
Author: Lyn Pierse
Publisher: Improcorp Australia
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 463
Pub. Date: 2007
Edition: 3rd
ISBN-10: 1586900358
ISBN-13: 9781586900359

About the Book:

Improvisation: The Guide is the third edition of Theatresports Down Under, which has been hugely popular at schools and universities.

Improvisation processes ignite spontaneity, develop lateral thinking, encourage team work and release the potential artist in us all. The results are tangible. Improvisation: The Guide, by improv legend Lyn Pierse, is a bible for all teachers, actors and improvisers. Now 460 pages, it is a practical, detailed, hands-on feast of ideas, exercises and scene-work. Drama teachers at primary, secondary and university levels have found this book invaluable. The techniques have been used for corporate workshops, drama in education and professional actor training.

What people say:

"Improvisation skills are probably the most valuable tools an actor of today can possess." — Nicole Kidman

"You can call it terror whilst acting the goat, sprinting in mid-air at full pelt inside your head, exhilaration when artistic anarchy clicks, the discipline needed to go beserk or you can call it improvisation." — Geoffrey Rush

"If you want a career in comedy, read this book. Improv exercises help me to think on my feet and have snappy comebacks to hecklers. All standup comics need to first be improvisers." — Judy Carter, author of The Comedy Bible

About the Author:

Lyn Pierse is an Australian teacher, director and actor. From her early career as a high school teacher to Australian National Theatresports coach, she has taught generations of actors, standup comics, school students and their teachers. Lyn runs a comprehensive program of classes for amateur, corporate and professional actors, and teaches improvisation at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).

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