Theatrical Improvisation

Short Form, Long Form, and Sketch-Based Improv

  • Authors
  • Jeanne Leep

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jeanne Leep
    Pages 1-21
  3. Jeanne Leep
    Pages 115-131
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 175-186

About this book


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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