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Whose Improv Is It Anyway? Beyond Second City

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ISBN-10: 1578063418

ISBN-13: 9781578063413

Edition: 2001

Authors: Amy E. Seham

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Drawing on the experiences of working improvisers, this book provides an account of developments beyond the mainstream approach to the genre. It explores the power games, inequalities and racial tensions of improvisation.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 6/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 277
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Amy E. Seham is an assistant professor of theater and dance at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. In Connecticut she has served as artistic director of Performance Studio in New Haven and of Free Shakespeare on the Green in New Haven and Stamford.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
The First-Wave Paradigm
Interlude: The Second Wave
ImprovOlympic: The Truth about Improv
ComedySportz: Play's the Thing
Interlude: The Third Wave
The Annoyance Theatre: Carnival of Misfit Toys
The Free Associates: The Rules of the Game
Improv in Black and White
Conclusion
Notes
Works Cited
Index