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Improvisation for the Theater: A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques
By Paul Sills (editor) and Viola Spolin
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Northwestern Univ Pr
Publication date July 1, 1999
Pages 412
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780810140080
ISBN-10 081014008X
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Original list price $22.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Collects exercises, games, and other techniques developed by Viola Spolin for stimulating creative expression.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Here is the thoroughly revised third edition of the bible of improvisational theater.

Viola Spolin's improvisational techniques changed the very nature and practice of modern theater. The first two editions of Improvisation for the Theater sold more than 100,000 copies and inspired actors, directors, teachers, and writers in theater, television, film. These techniques have also influenced the fields of education, mental health, social work, and psychology.

Also available: Spolin's Theater Game File


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780810139992
 
With Paul Sills (other contributor) | 3 rev upd edition from Northwestern Univ Pr (June 1, 1999)
9780810140097 | details & prices | 412 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $49.95
About: Collects exercises, games, and other techniques developed by Viola Spolin for stimulating creative expression.
3rd edition from Northwestern Univ Pr (August 1, 1995)
9780810112254 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $39.95
About: Here is the thoroughly revised third edition of the bible of improvisational theater.
from Northwestern Univ Pr (August 1, 1983); titled "Improvisation for the Theater a Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques"
9780810139992 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $41.00
About: Discusses theory for teaching and directing theatre, provides numerous workshop exercises and describes special programs for children and directing formal play in the community theatre
Paperback
Book cover for 9780810140004 Book cover for 9780810140080
 
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With Paul Sills (other contributor) | 3 edition from Northwestern Univ Pr (July 1, 1999)
9780810140080 | details & prices | 412 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Collects exercises, games, and other techniques developed by Viola Spolin for stimulating creative expression.
Updated edition from Northwestern Univ Pr (August 1, 1983)
9780810140004 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Discusses theory for teaching and directing theatre, provides numerous workshop exercises and describes special programs for children and directing formal play in the community theatre

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