upright citizens brigade comedy improvisation manual

The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual
Author: Matt Besser
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Release Date: 2013
Pages: 384
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual is a comprehensive guide to the UCB style of long form comedy improvisation. Written by UCB founding members Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh, the manual covers everything from the basics of two person scene work (with a heavy emphasis on finding "the game" of the scene), to the complexities of working within an ensemble to perform long form structures, such as "The Harold" and "The Movie". A practical "how to" book, the guide provides exercises throughout to help the reader master each new concept and technique introduced. While the manual is written to be understood by beginners with no previous exposure to improvisational comedy, experienced improvisors will find it to be an excellent resource for honing their skills, clarifying concepts, and generally taking their work to a higher level.

The Comedy Improv Handbook
Author: Matt Fotis
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2015-10-14
Pages: 220
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Comedy Improv Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to University Improvisational Comedy in Theatre and Performance is a one-stop resource for both improv teachers and students, covering improv history, theory, maxims, exercises, games, and structures. You will learn the necessary skills and techniques needed to become a successful improviser, developing a basic understanding of the history of improvisation and its major influences, structures, and theories. This book also addresses issues associated with being a college improviser – like auditions, rehearsals, performances, and the dynamics of improv groups.

The Improv Handbook
Author: Tom Salinsky
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2017-10-19
Pages: 520
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Improv Handbook is the most comprehensive, smart, helpful and inspiring guide to improv available today. Applicable to comedians, actors, public speakers and anyone who needs to think on their toes, it features a range of games, interviews, descriptions and exercises that illuminate and illustrate the exciting world of improvised performance. First published in 2008, this second edition features a new foreword by comedian Mike McShane, as well as new exercises on endings, managing blind offers and master-servant games, plus new and expanded interviews with Keith Johnstone, Neil Mullarkey, Jeffrey Sweet and Paul Rogan. The Improv Handbook is a one-stop guide to the exciting world of improvisation. Whether you're a beginner, an expert, or would just love to try it if you weren't too scared, The Improv Handbook will guide you every step of the way.

Comedy Acting For Theatre
Author: Sidney Homan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2018-02-22
Pages: 208
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Analysing why we laugh and what we laugh at, and describing how performers can elicit this response from their audience, this book enables actors to create memorable – and hilarious – performances. Rooted in performance and performance criticism, Sidney Homan and Brian Rhinehart provide a detailed explanation of how comedy works, along with advice on how to communicate comedy from the point of view of both the performer and the audience. Combining theory and performance, the authors analyse a variety of plays, both modern and classic. Playwrights featured include Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Christopher Durang, and Michael Frayn. Acting in Shakespeare's comedies is also covered in depth.

Elements Of Wit
Author: Benjamin Errett
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Pages: 256
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Got wit? We’ve all been in that situation where we need to say something clever, but innocuous; smart enough to show some intelligence, without showing off; something funny, but not a joke. What we need in that moment is wit—that sparkling combination of charm, humor, confidence, and most of all, the right words at the right time. Elements of Wit is an engaging book that brings together the greatest wits of our time, and previous ones from Oscar Wilde to Nora Ephron, Winston Churchill to Christopher Hitchens, Mae West to Louis CK, and many in between. With chapters covering the essential ingredients of wit, this primer sheds light on how anyone—introverts, extroverts, wallflowers, and bon vivants—can find the right zinger, quip, parry, or retort…or at least be a little bit more interesting.

High Status Characters
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Publisher: Megawatt Press
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Author: CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-07-10
Pages: 264
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Share This is a practical handbook to the biggestchanges taking place in the media and its professions by theChartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Social Media Panel.The book was conceived and written by more than 20 public relationspractitioners representing a cross-section of public, private andvoluntary sector expertise using many of the social tools andtechniques that it addresses. The book is split into 26 chapters over eight topic areascovering the media and public relations industry, planning, socialnetworks, online media relations, monitoring and measurement,skills, industry change and the future of the industry. It’sa pragmatic guide for anyone that works in public relations andwants to continue working in the industry. Share This was edited by Stephen Waddington withcontributions from: Katy Howell, Simon Sanders, Andrew Smith, HelenNowicka, Gemma Griffiths, Becky McMichael, Robin Wilson, AlexLacey, Matt Appleby, Dan Tyte, Stephen Waddington, Stuart Bruce,Rob Brown, Russell Goldsmith, Adam Parker, Julio Romo, PhilipSheldrake, Richard Bagnall, Daljit Bhurji, Richard Bailey, RachelMiller, Mark Pack, and Simon Collister.

The Back Stage Actor S Handbook
Author: Sherry Eaker
Publisher: Backstage Books
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 415
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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An indispensable reference for actors, singers, and dancers, The Back Stage Actor's Handbook has been totally updated to guide tomorrow's performing artist to success.

Whose Improv Is It Anyway
Author: Amy E. Seham
Publisher:
Release Date: 2001
Pages: 258
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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An inside view of improv comedy in Chicago

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Release Date: 2006
Pages:
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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