Impro for Storytellers

ISBN-10: 0878301054
ISBN-13: 9780878301058
Edition: 1999
Authors: Keith Johnstone
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/24/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Introduction
Theatresports
Origins
Theatresports at Loose Moose
Theatresports by Stealth
Teaching the 'Form'
In at the Deep End
Disaster is Unavoidable
The Sticky Stage
The Magnetic Stage
Challenges
The Warning for Boring
Misbehaviour
Using Audience Volunteers
Mime
Why is Theatresports a Comic Form?
Types of Player
What Theatresports Can Achieve
Audience Suggestions
No One Cares
Laughter Misleads
Traps
Rejecting Suggestions
Scene Sale
Use Restraint
Trouble with Feedback
Getting Educated
Fools' Paradise
Destructive Feedback
Being 'Over-cheered'
Group-Yes
Flashlight Theatre
The 'Seen Enough' Game
Theme and Forfeit
Gorilla Theatre
Micetro Impro
Spontaneity
'Here Be Monsters'
Being a Chameleon
No Syllabus
Progressive Desensitization
Paradoxical Teaching
Tug-o'War
Giving Presents
Evaluating the Work
Playing Tag
On Not Making the Rules Clear
Blame Me
Drop Dead, Keith
Volunteers, and Failure
When Students Fail
Forcing Failure
Don't Punish Yourself
Be Average
Sport Versus Show-business
The Wrong Risks
Dullness is Deliberate
Being 'Original'
The Imagination
Prodigies
Impro for Storytellers
Journey without Maps
Action and Interaction
On Not Being a Hero
Moral Decisions
Circles of Expectation
Point
Justification
Mysteries
Breaking the Routine
Fun with Tilting
Making Things Happen
Blocking
Being Negative
Wimping
Cancelling
Joining
Gossiping
Agreed Activities
Bridging
Hedging
Sidetracking
Being Original
Looping
Gagging
Comic Exaggeration
Conflict
Instant Trouble
Lowering the Stakes
Consequences
Story Games
Creating Games
Word-at-a-Time
What Comes Next?
Non-sequential Lists
Link the Items
Verbal Chase
The Boris Game
Keyboard Game
Being There
Three-word Sentences
One-word Sentences
The Hat-Game
Making Faces
The Vampire
Leave for the Same Reason
Dubbing
Invisibility
The Ghost Game
Some Filler Games
The Die Game
Emotional Goals
Endowments
Freeze Games
Guess the Phrase
The No 'S' Game
A Scene without ...
Sideways Scenes
Yes-But
Procedures
Blind Offers
Justify the Gesture
He Said/She Said
Substitution Impro
Moving Bodies
The Arms
The Dwarf
The Giant
Adjective
Wide Eyes
Wide Mouth
Tempo
Sound Scape
You're Interesting
Boring the Audience
Wallpaper Drama
Straight Men
Gibberish
Status
The Kinetic Dance
Party Endowments
Sandwiches
The King Game
Master-Servant
Slow-motion Commentary
Verse
The Klutz
Advancing (And Not Advancing)
Hitting with Balloons
Beep-Beep
Serious Scenes
Substituting Phrases
Love and Hate
Emotional Sounds
Mantras
Alfred Lunt
Character
Who Are We?
Changing the Body Image
Machines
People Machines
Being Animals
Obsessions
Fast-Food Laban
Fast-Food Stanislavsky
Miscellaneous Games
Bell and Buzzer
Scenes with Fingers
People as Objects
Dennis's Puppet Show
Changing the Object
Entertainment Games
Stealing
The Knife Game
Hand on Knee
Spasms
Paper-Flicking
Speech Defect Game
Technical Stuff
Judges
Penalties
Counting Out
Waving the Lights Down
Scoring
Three Seldom-used Versions of Theatresports
The Five Theatresports Matches in Current Use
Rules of Theatresports
Afterthoughts
The Body
The Mind
The Sexes
Quality
Great Audiences
Great Improvisers
Getting Jaded
Fast-Food Stanislavsky Lists
A Selection of Tilt Lists
More Filler Games
Notes I've Given
Index of Games

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