Long Form Improv

Long Form Improv
Author : Ben Hauck
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 290
Release : 2012-09-01
ISBN 10 : 9781621532361
ISBN 13 : 1621532364
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Long Form Improv Book Description:

“A great primer on long-form improv and a must-read for anyone wanting to learn and perform the Harold.” —Heather Smith Lutkin, cofounder, Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre and Film Festival Long-Form Improv deftly teaches the wildly popular form of improvisation that is so foundational to the the work of many of today’s top actors and thriving comedians. Crammed with innovative ideas for conceptualizing improvised scenework and “finding the game of the scene,” this crisply written manual covers techniques for experienced improvisers, curious actors, and even non-actors. A complete long-form improv resource comprising topics like ideation and character creation, improvising scenes for extended periods of time and enhancing them—and even performing the most famous expression of long-form improv, the half-hour improvised form known as “The Harold”—this astute text is written in a friendly, supportive voice by an experienced improv teacher and professional actor whose own frustration in learning the craft drove an obsession to create a program free of confounding teachings and contradictory concepts. The book’s groundbreaking infusion with drama theory and game theory brings new life to the teachings of the craft, breaking down various aspects of long-form improv into short chapters for swift, step-by-step intake of its vital lessons. Students of acting and long-form improv alike can use Long-Form Improv to bolster their education and fast-track their course to improv greatness.


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