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Improvisation Starters

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An excellent resource for teachers (both theater and non-theater), actors, directors, students, and all those who wish to improve their interpersonal skills.

Improvisation is an essential and invaluable technique for the actor's repertoire: It asks you to think beyond a script - and its memorized lines, movements, and facial expressions - to deliver a performance filled with honesty, insight, nuance, and verisimilitude.

Improvisation Starters Revised and Expanded provides more than 1,000 brand-new scenarios that will help you:

  • Depict conflict by focusing on differing beliefs, motivations, and needs
  • Use contrasts to show the clash of personalities and emotions
  • Creatively incorporate props and specific lines of dialogue within an improvised scene
  • Explore character relationships with various locations
  • Take on the role of inanimate objects and animals

From the classroom to the community theater group - and even in business, language, and technology classes - improvisation is the perfect tool for thinking critically, communicating clearly, building self-confidence, and developing interpersonal skills. With this revised edition of Improvisation Starters, you'll bring new vitality to the stage or set - and have fun in the process!

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