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101 Improv Games for Children and Adults : Smartfun Series - Bob Bedore

101 Improv Games for Children and Adults

Smartfun Series

Paperback Published: 1st February 2004
ISBN: 9780897934244
Number Of Pages: 160
For Ages: 6+ years old

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What is the big deal about improv?
It's fun. It strengthens our imagination, promotes self-confidence, increases spontaneity, promotes teamwork, and it's magic: it creates something out of nothing.

101 IMPROV GAMES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS contains the basics: what improv is all about and how to do it, special instructions for how to teach improv to children, plus more advanced training on how to use your voice and body in ways you haven't thought of before. It has helpful hints for creating scenes and environments out of thin air. All this plus 101 games with simple instructions, from easy warm-up games to over-the-top crowd pleasers such as Fairy Tales, Bizarre Games, On Your Toes and Narrative Games.

This is the tenth in the Hunter House SmartFun activity books series, and the first one for adults as well as children. The book is a great resource for educators as well as for the professional actor or the layperson working with improv for fun. The book contains lively illustrations and is easy to use.

Improv is about creating something out of nothing, but a really good improviser can create something great out of nothing. This book shows you how.

Prefacep. xiii
Introduction: The Basics
What Is Improv?p. 1
Where Did Improv Come From?p. 2
Why Improv?p. 5
Teaching Improv to Childrenp. 8
Building Blocks for Beginnersp. 12
Key to the Icons Used in the Gamesp. 19
The Games
Warm-up Gamesp. 22
Exercise Gamesp. 32
Emotional Gamesp. 41
Body Gamesp. 48
Basic Scenesp. 60
Character Gamesp. 71
Teamworkp. 78
Singing Gamesp. 86
On Your Toesp. 94
Guessing Gamesp. 105
Narrative Gamesp. 115
Mind Gamesp. 127
Bizarre Gamesp. 132
Line-up Gamesp. 141
Bonus Gamep. 149
Antics for the Advanced
Characterp. 152
Environmentp. 158
The Scenep. 161
Creating Magicp. 165
Bending the Rulesp. 167
Having Funp. 168
Putting On a Show
Forming a Troupep. 169
Practicep. 170
The Emceep. 172
The Showp. 174
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ISBN: 9780897934244
ISBN-10: 0897934245
Series: Smartfun Series
Audience: General
For Ages: 6+ years old
For Grades: 1+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: Hunter House Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.31

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