- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 7, 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0878301178
- ISBN-13: 978-0878301171
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 79 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre 1st Edition
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""Impro ought to be required reading not only for theatre people generally but also for teachers, educators, and students of all kinds and persuassions. Readers of this book are not going to agree with everything in it; but if they are not challenged by it, if they do not ultimately succumb to its wisdom and whimsicality, they are in a very sad state indeed . . . .Johnstone seeks to liberate the imagination, to cultivate in the adult the creative power of the child . . . .Deserves to be widely read and tested in the classroom and rehearsal hall . . .Full of excellent good sense, actual observations and inspired assetions."
-"CHOICE: Books for College Libraries
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Now, the content... It's a manifesto about education; it's a valuable lesson about human interaction and their status transactions; it's a book about how the 'stiff' conscious mind can harm our unconscious and our 'other selves'. Oh, and it's also a book about theather and improvisation.
I'm not involved in theather at all, I bought it because I like to study social dynamics and was not disappointed. You can 'look inside' the book here on Amazon - I skipped the 'guest' introduction and went straight to the author's words. If you like it, I recommend you read the whole book.
I didn't want to put it down but felt compelled to take a moment right now to share with others. I have teacher friends and relatives who will value this book; friends with children who will treasure it; and friends and strangers in general seeking a bright, colorful, fascinating, puzzling, moving world, who may come to experience it.
The vignettes, each and all that I've read, speak deeply to me with meaning and delight, and I wanted to share something from the book to give a sense of that, but the challenge of picking just the right sentence or paragraph left me flummoxed. I want to include more and more and more, until, well you should have the whole book, anyway.
Thankfully, Amazon offers a "Click to Look Inside". Now I've been fooled by rave reviews and 4+ stars before, and perhaps this book won't speak to some people (I'm so sorry), but even the first paragraph I read from the sample sold me.
Seriously, if you're a teacher of any kind, or a student of any kind, or someone interested in either of those two categories, this is an important book to have so you can read and reread it.