Improvisation for the Theater: A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques

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IMPROVISATION for the THEATER
A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques

By

VIOLA SPOLIN

Originator of THEATER GAMES

Northwestern University Press

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Preface ix
  • Contents xiii
  • Alphabetical List of Exercises xvii
  • List of Illustrations xxv
  • Theory and Foundation 1
  • I. Creative Experience 3
  • Ii. Workshop Procedures 18
  • Exercises - The Workshop Sessions in This Section Can Be Used in Progressive Sequence. 47
  • Iii. Orientation 49
  • Iv. Where 89
  • V. Acting with the Whole Body 146
  • Vi. Non-Directional Blocking 156
  • Vii. Refining Awareness 169
  • VIII- Speech, Broadcasting, And Technical Effects 194
  • Ix. Developing Material for Situations 207
  • X. Rounding-Out Exercises 225
  • Xi. Emotion 237
  • Xii. Character 253
  • Children and the Theater 275
  • Xiii. Understanding the Child 277
  • Xiv. Fundamentals for the Child Actor 290
  • Xv. Workshop for Six-To-Eight-Year-Olds 300
  • Formal Theater And Improvisational Theater 317
  • Xvi. Preparation 319
  • Xvii. Rehearsal and Performance 329
  • Xviii. Post-Mortem and Special Problems 363
  • Definition of Terms 375
  • Recommended Game Books 397
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