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Improv for Actors | [Dan Diggles]

Improv for Actors

In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater. Through 28 lessons - each of which includes warm-ups, points of concentration, and improvisation exercises - Improv for Actors provides insights into thinking and reacting with fluidity, exploring a character’s social status, using the voice and body as effective tools of storytelling, and more.
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Audible Editor Reviews

In the introduction for Improv for Actors, author Dan Diggles references the Latin root of the word "education" - educo - which means to "lead out".  This is key in understanding his method: that it is the responsibility of a good teacher to expose pupils to their wisdom rather than impose their beliefs on them.

Paul Boehmer's professorial yet approachable tone perfectly matches Diggles' Socratic approach, making for a rewarding and enlightening listen for aspiring performers looking to hone their craft.

   

Publisher's Summary

In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater. Through 28 lessons - each of which includes warm-ups, points of concentration, and improvisation exercises - Improv for Actors provides insights into thinking and reacting with fluidity, exploring a character’s social status, using the voice and body as effective tools of storytelling, and more. Actors of all levels will soon be able to give a fresh, original approach to classic characters, create funnier performances in farce and comedy, and make dramatic characters richer and more believable.

©2004 Dan Diggles (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    "Good Content, helpful resource"
    If you could sum up Improv for Actors in three words, what would they be?

    Helpful, Interesting, Comprehensive


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Much of the content is focused around acting rather than improv. I would've preferred it the other way around.


    What three words best describe Paul Boehmer’s performance?

    Confident, Straightforward, Knowledgeable


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Improv for Actors?

    Some of the improv techniques and class strategies


    Any additional comments?

    The voice is a tad boring with a very matter-of-fact delivery with little emotion.

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