Improvisation for the Theater: A Handbook of Teaching and


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  • 412 pages
  • Improvisation for the Theater: A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques (Drama and Performance Studies)
  • Viola Spolin
  • English
  • 19 June 2018
  • 081014008X

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Improvisation for the Theater: A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques (Drama and Performance Studies)Here is the thoroughly revised third edition of the bible of improvisational theaterViola Spolin s improvisational techniques changed the very nature and practice of modern theater The first two editions of Improvisation for the Theater soldthan , copies and inspired actors, directors, teachers, and writers in theater, television, film These techniques have also influenced the fields of education, mental health, social work, and psychologya href titlem ISBN Also available Spolin s iTheater Game File i a


About the Author: Viola Spolin

Viola Spolin 1906 1994 is the originator of theater games Her improvisational techniques changed the very nature and practice of modern theater Spolin was introduced to the use of games, storytelling, folk dance, and dramatics as tools for stimulating creative expression in the 1920s while a student of Neva Boyd at Chicago s Hull House During her years as a teacher and supervisor of creative dramatics there, she began to develop her nonverbal, nonpsychological approach Her son, Paul Sills, was the founding director of The Second City, where Spolin trained the company and served as Director of Workshops until 1965 The first two editions of Improvisation for the Theater soldthan 100,000 copies and inspired actors, directors, teachers, and writers in theater, television, film These techniques have also influenced the fields of education, mental health, social work, and psychology A longer biography can be found on her official website, ViolaSpolin.org.