Alan Alda has been on a decades-long journey to discover new ways to help people communicate and relate to one another more effectively. If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? is the warm, witty, and informative chronicle of how Alda found inspiration in everything from cutting-edge science to classic acting methods. His search began when he was host of PBS’s Scientific American Frontiers, where he interviewed thousands of scientists and developed a knack for helping them communicate complex ideas in ways a wide audience could understand—and Alda wondered if those techniques held a clue to better communication for the rest of us. In his wry and wise voice, Alda reflects on moments of miscommunication in his own life, when an absence of understanding resulted in problems both big and small. He guides us through his discoveries, showing how communication can be improved through learning to relate to the other person: listening with our eyes, looking for clues in another’s face, using the power of a compelling story, avoiding jargon, and reading another person so well that you become “in sync” with them, and know what they are thinking and feeling—especially when you’re talking about the…
Long-form Improvisation & the Art of Zen: A Manual for Advanced Performers If you’re already an improviser, even if you’re just starting out, this is the book for you. This book merges basic improvisation techniques with Zen philosophy in order to create a new way of performing scenes and shows. Based on decades of work with the art form, Jason R. Chin strips away pretense and creates a simple, yet elegant method of improvising longer, more rich scenes and characters. A powerful tool for the advanced improviser and a wonderful book for the beginner, Zen and the Art of Long-form Improvisation is a welcome addition to your improv library.
Explores in the words of those who participated in the growth of this theater hybrid how theatresports sprang to life and has grown into an international league spanning four continents.
¡Descubre cómo improvisar escenas cómicas más efectivas! A través de la técnica de «juego de la escena» – que ha sido muy poco difundida en la comunidad iberoamericana de improvisadoras e improvisadores – crearás momentos cómicos memorables de forma más fácil, eficiente y consistente. Long Form Short Book es un libro que repasa los fundamentos de la improvisación cómica desde un enfoque distinto, para después adentrarse en la técnica que ha servido como plataforma de las carreras de personalidades como Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live), Donald Glover (Community, Star Wars), Aziz Ansari (Master of None) Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Ilana Glazer y Abby Jacobson (Broad City), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place) entre muchos otros. En este libro, aprenderás como: – Crear realidades en escena. – Desarrollar mejores personajes. – Presentar comedia desde la verdad. – Qué es y cómo jugar el juego de la escena. – Cómo construir un set y un formato de improvisación. ¡Haz que tus escenas improvisadas sean tan efectivas que el público piense que son escritas con Long Form Short Book!
Every Christian desires to follow the Bible. But many of the things the Bible teaches—such as its instructions on how to treat slaves or its direction to sell everything one owns—seem to have little relevance to modern life. Picking and choosing what applies today leaves many readers frustrated and confused.Is it possible that Christians are asking the wrong question of Scripture? Ron Martoia suggests that the narrative sweep of the Bible is lost when it is reduced to quips and maxims. Faithfulness to the text requires faithfulness to its narrative form. Reflecting a high view of Scripture and a profound belief in its power to change lives, Martoia helps readers read the Bible so that its story shapes their own stories. In this new light, readers can move beyond the confusion about what is true today and what is “outdated.”With a passion for seeing people experience revolutionary change in their spiritual lives, Martoia shows readers how to look at the big picture of the Bible. As they will soon find out, the view is incredible. 224 páginas ISBN-13 : 978-0310287704 Editorial ZONDERVAN (5 febrero 2010)
Using Improvisation to Create Positive Results in Leadership and Life
Editor: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co ,U.S. (1 de octubre de 2010) Idioma: Inglés ISBN-10: 0757560717 ISBN-13: 978-0757560712 https://he.kendallhunt.com/product/other-blocking-teaching-and-performing-improvisation Tom Smith took his first improv class in 1985, and has been performing and teaching it ever since. He founded Walla Walla Theatresports in 1988 and has taught hundreds of improv workshops and classes, from Creede, Colorado to Dresden and Mosbach, Germany. He has performed with numerous long and short form groups, including Arkansas Toothpick Extravaganza, Seattle Theatresports, and Crooked Mirror.
Thoughts on the life of an improv performer and now to not go nuts while doing what you love. 88 págs.
Prima pubblicazione a cura di autori italiani sul tema, realizzata dalla cooperativa Improvvvisart. Un testo dedicato al mondo dell’Improvvisazione Teatrale, primo volume della collana “I colori dell’Improvvisazione”, realizzato con il contributo dei migliori docenti italiani e con il sostegno dell’Associazione Nazionale Improteatro. La collana intende offrire testimonianza e dare merito al percorso di crescita e maturazione del concetto moderno di Improvvisazione Teatrale in Italia. L’improvvisazione oggi è in fermento, in continua evoluzione, in crescita. Sempre più numerose sono le scuole, le compagnie, gli spettacoli, i raduni nazionali, i festival in Italia. Il primo volume va dritto al “cuore” dell’improvvisazione teatrale: l’atto creativo, l’ambiente, i personaggi, le relazioni e il ritmo di una storia improvvisata. Gli autori di questo volume sono: Mari Rinaldi (Teatribù – Milano), Luca Gnerucci (Teatro a Molla – Bologna), Daniele Marcori (Qfc Teatro – Roma), Tiziano Storti e Susanna Cantelmo (Verba Volant – Roma). 104 págs. ISBN 9788899189006 Editorial Ergot Primera ed: Mayo 2015 Comprar Ed. Ergot
In this richly reported, scene-driven narrative, Sam Wasson charts the meteoric rise of improv from its unlikely beginnings in McCarthy-era Chicago. We witness the chance meeting between Mike Nichols and Elaine May, hang out at the after-hours bar where Dan Aykroyd hosted friends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, and Gilda Radner, and go behind the scenes of cultural landmarks from The Graduate to The Colbert Report. Along the way, we befriend pioneers such as Harold Ramis, Chevy Chase, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, Alan Arkin, Tina Fey, Judd Apatow, and many others. Wasson shows why improv deserves to be considered the great American art form of the last half century.