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The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance

The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance
Your Price: $34.95 CDN
Author: Matt Fotis and Siobhan O'Hara
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 230
Pub. Date: 2015
ISBN-10: 1138934232
ISBN-13: 9781138934238
About the Book:

The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance is a one-stop resource for both improv teachers and students, covering improv history, theory, maxims, exercises, games and structures. You will learn the necessary skills and techniques needed to become a successful improviser, developing a basic understanding of the history of improvisation and its major influences, structures, and theories. This book also addresses issues associated with being a college improviser - like auditions, rehearsals, performances, and the dynamics of improv groups.

About the Authors:

Matt Fotis is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Albright College where he teaches improvisation, acting, and writing for performance. He is the author of Long Form Improvisation & American Comedy - The Harold. His work has appeared in Theatre Journal, Theatre Topics, The Journal of American Drama & Theatre, The Encyclopedia of Humor Studies, The Encyclopedia of American Studies, and MLB.com, among others. He is also an award-winning playwright.

Siobhan O'Hara is a graduate from Albright College and former president of Albright Improv. She is continuing her education and training at The Upright Citizens Brigade.