Many of these scribblings are gems... [Johnstones] discussion... is of enormous value not only for improvisors, but for playwrights trying to bring something new to the stage... This is not to be missed... A display of the fitful fireworks of an original mind. -- Stagebill Theatre
With this in mind, I honour the seminal writing of Keith Johnstone in the field of improvisation and the great care that he has taken to share, teach and explore his Theatresports theories with drama and acting students, practitioners, researchers and audiences worldwide. -- Research in Drama Education
Impro for Storytellers provides the necessary theoretical underpinning to conceptualise and put into practice improvised forms in a manner that will enhance student learning, and facilitate sound drama pedagogy. -- Research in Drama Education
Johnstones work is as important a contributions to the theatre, actors and drama education as Viola Spolin, Uta Hagen, Gavin Bolton, or Dorothy Heathcote. -- Research in Drama Education
Impro for Storytellers...display(s) the brilliance of Johnstones writing, and his highly accessible style, formatted in a variety of manners ranging from personal narratives, teacher/student dialogues, directorial rants and reflective musings to strategic lesson planning, rationale and uncomplicated illustrations of numerous actor or student activities. -- Research in Drama Education
The book has the potential to be an invaluable resource for teachers, instructors, or directors who have a desire to expand their own understanding of improvised forms, as well as being a superb primer to help augment the repertoire of the student, actor, or performer. -- Research in Drama Education
About the Author
Keith Johnstone worked at the Royal Court Theatre in the 1960s where he developed his techniques for improvisational work. He now teaches at the University of Calgary.