UPDATE, 28 July: print orders through our website have now re-opened for delivery within the UK and Europe! Click here for more information.
The Improvisation Game
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 384 pages ISBN: 9781854596680Publication Date:
11 May 2006
Size: 215mm x 140mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

The Improvisation Game

Discovering the Secrets of Spontaneous Performance

By Chris Johnston

Paperback £12.99£10.39

A fascinating investigation into the wellsprings of improvisation in theatre, dance and music, from the author of the influential House of Games.

Packed with exercises and practical techniques, The Improvisation Game explores how improvisation can be used both to create performance and as an end in itself.

It reveals the techniques, structures and methods used by key practitioners in the field of improvised drama, music and dance – amongst them Keith Johnstone (author of Impro), Max Stafford-Clark (Out of Joint), Phelim McDermott (Improbable Theatre), Tim Etchells (Forced Entertainment), John Wright (Trestle, Told by an Idiot) and Robert Lepage.

The book also looks at many famous traditions, events and performances with improvisation at their core, ranging from the Living Theatre to the Scratch Orchestra, from John Cage to Lenny Bruce, and seeks to draw out their significance in the always evolving world of improvisation.

Downloadable Extract Improvisation Game extractImprovisationGame.pdf
Press Quotes

'essential reading... a source of inspiration and a great toolbook for budding devised theatre makers'

Total Theatre Magazine

'a vital book for everyone who wishes to engage seriously with drama improvisation – it's changed my way of thinking'

ReviewsGate.com

'offers a wealth of possibilities and pieces of good advice... valuable for beginners and experienced improvisers, as well as for teachers'

Contemporary Theatre Review
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 384 pages ISBN: 9781854596680Publication Date:
11 May 2006
Size: 215mm x 140mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Chris Johnston:

House of Games
Drama Games for Those Who Like to Say No

Go to author page...

Similar Titles
As part of the ever-growing, increasingly popular Drama Games series, Jessica Swale returns with another dip...
John Abbott, author of The Improvisation Book, explains how theatre directors at every level can use improvi...
A treasure trove of drama games and exercises, an immensely valuable resource for teachers, theatre directors and dra...
A practical guide to conducting improvisation sessions, for teachers, directors and workshop leaders.
A top-ranking director sets out his rehearsal techniques in this invaluable handbook for actors and directors.
An inspiring and interactive workbook to help you develop skills for longform improvisation, by one of the...