Theatrical Improvisation: Short Form, Long Form, and Sketch-Based Improv

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Palgrave Macmillan, May 15, 2008 - Performing Arts - 186 pages
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Theatrical Improvisation provides an in-depth analysis of short form, long form, and sketch-based improv--tracing the development of each form and the principles that define and connect the styles of performance. Brimming with original interviews from leaders in the field such as Ron West, Charna Halpern, John Sweeny and Margaret Edwartowski, Theatrical Improvisation presents straightforward improvisational theory, history, and trends. Includes easy-to-follow resources on teaching improvisation, with assessment tools, exercises, games, and classroom assignments to enable instructors to incorporate and assess improv in the classroom. Leep offers a practical, essential, and engaging guide for anyone who wants to better understand the art, teach, or perform improvisation.

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Jeanne Leep is Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, Edgewood College and has studied, performed, and taught theatrical improvisation for more than a decade. She is the co-founder of River City Improv and has started several student improvisational groups in Michigan and Wisconsin. 

Keegan Michael Key is an award winning actor and comedian. A cast member of MADtv since 2004, he has been a cast member at Second City in both Detroit and Chicago.

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