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Drama for Children By Norma Allen
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Drama for Children is a resource book for parents, teachers, Sunday School teachers, and church group leaders. Fun, interactive games teach children to think on their feet, improvise and use their... More > imaginations. Includes skits.< Less
The Improv Performance Manual By Nathan Truman
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From the first visit to an improvisational theater class in high school, author Nathan "Nate" Truman knew he had found his "people!" Spanning a career of countless TV shows,... More > movies and live theater experiences, Nate has collected the show stoppers for live improv performances, and a "how to" approach to make them available to the beginning student, with advanced homework and techniques that will help launch the seasoned performer in new directions. Whether you are in front of the camera or behind it, or go into any non-performing line of work, the skills you can learn from improvisational theater will help you gain confidence for public speaking, fast thinking and decision making in any walk of life. These are the classic forms used in Improv classes, and can be used to mount a live improv comedy show, or just for a fun time with you and a few friends for a crazy game night! Get ready to think outside the box, with 40 lessons and outlines to spark your imagination!< Less
The Improv Performance Manual By Nathan Truman
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From the first visit to an improvisational theater class in high school, author Nathan "Nate" Truman knew he had found his "people!" Spanning a career of countless TV shows,... More > movies and live theater experiences, Nate has collected the show stoppers for live improv performances, and a "how to" approach to make them available to the beginning student, with advanced homework and techniques that will help launch the seasoned performer in new directions. Whether you are in front of the camera or behind it, or go into any non-performing line of work, the skills you can learn from improvisational theater will help you gain confidence for public speaking, fast thinking and decision making in any walk of life. These are the classic forms used in Improv classes, and can be used to mount a live improv comedy show, or just for a fun time with you and a few friends for a crazy game night! Get ready to think outside the box, with 40 lessons and outlines to spark your imagination!< Less
Creative Conversations By Andrew Gaines
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Creative Conversations uses games to develop the playful uses of the mind that are characteristic of great innovators. You learn how to shift an ordinary conversation into one where you spark off... More > each other's ideas and fresh insights arise. I developed this approach because I often found myself having dull conversations with bright people. The spirit of play was missing. There is more to these creativity techniques than just fun. They help business people cultivate a creative climate and come up with fresh ideas, as well as contributing to team building and collaborative communication. Teachers can use them to help students gain deeper insight into concepts from science, literature and mathematics. And of course playfulness and learning always bring fresh spark into any relationship.< Less
Creative Conversations By Andrew Gaines
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Creative Conversations uses brilliant games to develop the playful use of the mind that is characteristic of great innovators. You learn how to shift an ordinary conversation into one where you spark... More > off each other's ideas and fresh insights arise. The approach was developed because I often found myself having dull conversations with bright people. The spirit of play was missing - partly because most people do not know how to play with ideas. There is more to these creativity techniques than just fun. They help business people cultivate a creative climate and come up with fresh ideas, as well as contributing to team building and collaborative communication. Teachers can use them to help students gain deeper insight into concepts from science, literature and mathematics. And of course playfulness and learning always bring fresh spark into any relationship.< Less
Polymetric Puzzles - Exercises and Short Pieces for Piano and Keyboard By Jeffrey Fineberg
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Polymetric Puzzles is a collection of challenges for keyboardists and pianists, focusing on the coordination of both hands. Playing the pieces with each hand separately is rather simple - however... More > when playing hands together, this becomes a difficult challenge. Much of the difficulty is created through the use of polymeters and polyrhythms, which are explained in detail. The method uses a "puzzle" approach, where you are given a segment of music which you construct into a completed piece. The puzzle is solved as the piece is performed. Selected solutions are provided. These are fully written out manuscript consisting of a variety of composed works based upon polymetric patterns. There is a large spectrum of levels within this book - from roughly a one-year level to fairly advanced. The book begins with structured exercises and progresses to more free form approaches to help build your technique for experimentation, improvisation and composition.< Less
big strange wall By Raymond Farr
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In big strange wall language shapes itself, reclaiming the voice which penetrates being to the point that it deconstructs itself, playing games with words that add up only in the context provided... More > by the act of reading the poems themselves. This is investigative and experimental poetry ranging far past the borders and limits imposed on language by reality. These poems have their origin in the Dada school of improvisation and making sense into nonsense in order to make meaning.< Less
A Culture of Play By Brad Fortier
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Improvised Theatre as a form of performance has blanketed the globe. From New York City to Hong Kong to Mumbai, there are performers who share a common philosophy and vocabulary of action that allows... More > them to create stories and relationships that move and entertain people. In this book of essays, Fortier explores this art as a tool for reflection, a means of cross-cultural communication, and a window into a way of being that may be our key to survival as a species. Fortier's interdisciplinary approach to the subject brings together the fields of anthropology, performance, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience to help expand the view of improvised theater beyond trite games into a grass-roots form of social rebooting. These essays are relevant to anyone who is curious about new approaches to personal, professional, and group development. This book may also be the beginning of the conversation on how we can transform away from disparate cultures of fear to a more unified Culture of Play.< Less
A Guide to the Video of the Viola Spolin Collection By Dan Zellner & Shaina Wagner
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This guide provides detailed information concerning the videos in the Viola Spolin collection at Northwestern University Library. There are 32 videos in the collection. These tapes breakdown... More > roughly into 4 categories: workshops for actors and educators, rehearsals, performances and personal documentation (Spolin’s wake and memorial). The viewer has an excellent opportunity to see Spolin at work: introducing games,conducting evaluations and providing insights regarding the work. The rehearsal and performance videos provide excellent examples of the games played by experienced players: there are some remarkable moments featuring Valerie Harper, Lewis Arquette, Severn Dardern, Avery Schreiber, and Mina Kolb among others. The reader will find information concerning games played, evaluations and moments when Spolin provides interesting insights concerning improvisational theater.< Less

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