- Tapa blanda: 130 páginas
- Editor: Heinemann Library (3 de marzo de 2004)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 032500630X
- ISBN-13: 978-0325006307
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Improvise: Scene from the Inside Out (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 3 mar 2004
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For more than 20 years of directing, teaching, and participating in improvisation, Mick Napier has watched thousands of scenes. His experience as founder of the acclaimed Annoyance Theatre/Annoyance Productions, as well as Resident Director and Artistic Consultant for The Second City, has led him to continually question why and how scenes work or don't work and what one must do in order for a scene to be successful. In this book, Napier takes an irreverent, but constructive look at the art and practice of improvised scenes. He covers such topics as: two-person scenes group scenes entering scenes techniques to achieve richer, more layered scenes auditioning solo exercises for practice at home. Napier also challenges the conventional wisdom of the "rules" of improvisation, examining what's behind them and how they came to be in the first place. Get helpful, tangible guidelines for bringing strength and direction to your scenes. Just "Improvise."
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For most students of improv, "Impro" by Keith Johnstone is still considered the primary reference. Mick Napier has written a book that is arguably every bit as (or more) important. In a relatively short manual, Napier discusses how to create more natural work that breaks many of the traditional rules and conventions of improv and stands on its own.
I have been producing and directing improvisational theater since 2004 and, for the past several years, this book has been required reading for every single person who has entered the group. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
In this sense, I think that "Truth In Comedy" is the best INTRO to improv, for someone just starting out. Then, I'd recommend "Improvise: Scene From The Inside Out" as a necessary followup, and then Keith Johnstone's "Impro" as a whole new viewpoint and also a deeper insight into the philosophy of being in the moment. (By the way, I would avoid the Viola Spolin book - it's written in a strangely stilted, boring, hard-to-read style, and really contains no memorable information).
Particularly useful in Napier's book are the "Exercises To Do At Home", which is something I've been looking for - most other books have exercises which are meant to be practiced in a group setting.
I found the chapter on "Improvisation & the Second Law Of Thermodynamics" to be unnecessary though - it didn't really add anything and seemed to be sort of a weird tangent. Luckily, it's short.
Anyhow, after reading this book I really do feel as if I understand a lot more about what separates a "great" improviser from a merely "good" one. Now comes the hard part - PRACTICING & GETTING UP THERE AND DOING IT!!!
P.S. I was recommended this book by Dustin Sharpe, my Improv instructor at the Acting School of South Florida, and also a member of the awesome improv group Mod27. Thanks Dustin!