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Author: Keith Johnstone
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350017965
Format: PDF, ePub
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A leading figure in the theatre, Keith Johnstone lays bare his techniques and exercises to foster spontaneity and narrative skill for actors. These techniques and exercises were evolved in the actors' studio, when he was Associate Director of the Royal Court and then in demonstrations to schools and colleges and ultimately in the founding of a company of performers called The Theatre Machine. Divided into four sections, "Status", "Spontaneity", "Narrative Skills" and "Masks and Trance", arranged more or less in the order a group might approach them, the book sets out the specific approaches which Johnstone has himself found most useful and most stimulating. The result is a fascinating exploration of the nature of spontaneous creativity. "If teachers were honoured in the British theatre along-side directors, designers and playwrights, Keith Johnstone would be as familiar a name as are those of . . . Jocelyn Herbert, Edward Bond and other young talents who were drawn to the great lodestone of the Royal Court Theatre in the late 1950s. As head of the script department, Johnstone played a crucial part in the development of the 'writers' theatre . . . " Irving Wardle

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Author: Keith Johnstone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136610456
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Keith Johnstone's involvement with the theatre began when George Devine and Tony Richardson, artistic directors of the Royal Court Theatre, commissioned a play from him. This was in 1956. A few years later he was himself Associate Artistic Director, working as a play-reader and director, in particular helping to run the Writers' Group. The improvisatory techniques and exercises evolved there to foster spontaneity and narrative skills were developed further in the actors' studio then in demonstrations to schools and colleges and ultimately in the founding of a company of performers, called The Theatre Machine. Divided into four sections, 'Status', 'Spontaneity', 'Narrative Skills', and 'Masks and Trance', arranged more or less in the order a group might approach them, the book sets out the specific techniques and exercises which Johnstone has himself found most useful and most stimulating. The result is both an ideas book and a fascinating exploration of the nature of spontaneous creativity.

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Author: Gillyanne Kayes
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780878301638
Format: PDF
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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ISBN: 9783766091048
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Improtheater hat sich in den letzten Jahren wunderbar entwickelt, Akteure und Publikum sind versierter und anspruchsvoller geworden. Deshalb dieses 'vertiefende' Buch: es beschäftigt sich - immer handhabbar auf die Spielpraxis oientiert - mit Assoziationen, mit der Kunst spontaner Figurenentwicklung und den Möglichkeiten unmittelbarer Dramaturgie. Es wird klar, wie Impro das wunderbare Funktionieren des menschlichen Geistes widerspiegelt und feiert. Hier ist selbständig gedachtes und ausgezeichnet geschriebenes Lesefutter für Impro-Fortgeschrittene, Theaterenthusiasten und -pädagogen... sowie alle, die Zugang zu ihren kreativen und kommunikativen Kräften suchen und diese erforschen und verfeinern wollen!!!