TD301 2.29 - 2008-02-29A. Comedy ImprovAbout being funny...

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Unformatted text preview: 2008-02-29A. Comedy ImprovAbout being funny (at least partially)Typically structured around gamesOften involves audience interactionGenerally geared towards a performance contextDramatic / Narrative Improv-About developing, telling stories-Can use games, doesnt always-Tends to be more process-focused-Developing material for performance-Rehearsal work for a production-Highly applicable outside of theatre-Role playingC. Spotlight :Viola Spolin (1906-1994)Originally trained as a settlement workerTheatre Games SystemBegan while doing theatre in Chicago with WPaGames address different elements of performance (Concentration, relationship building, awareness)Key-terms/ideas:PlayPhysicalizationSpontaneityIntuitionAudienceTransformation-Games used in & out of theatreD. Keith JohnstoneDrama instructor in England, CanadaReversed all of things his acting teachers had told him to make his actors more spontaneousDont concentrate! dont think Be obvious Dont be cleverDont concentrate!...
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2010 for the course T D 301 taught by Professor Skeiker during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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TD301 2.29 - 2008-02-29A. Comedy ImprovAbout being funny...

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