1 Improvisation - ImprovisationA Comedy ImprovAbout being funny(at least partially)Typically structured around gamesOften involves audience geared

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Unformatted text preview: 2008-02-29ImprovisationA. 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, doesn’t 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 spontaneousDon’t concentrate!” “don’t think” “Be obvious” “Don’t be clever”Don’t concentrate!...
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course ECON 306k taught by Professor Krasner during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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