Review – Impro

Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre, Keith Johnstone. Routledge, 1979.
Improvisational acting techniques are influencing the training world. They help you look at everything that happens as something you can say, “Yes, and” to, and create new and interesting things. Johnstone looks at how posture and other cues convey status, at the challenges of being spontaneous, at building one’s narrative skills, and at masks and trance as a pathway to creating new characters. (Reviewed Dec., ’02)