Truth in Comedy

The Manual of Improvisation

Author: Charna Halpern,Del Close,Kim Johnson

Publisher: Meriwether Publishing

ISBN: 9781566080033

Category: Humor

Page: 150

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Truth In Comedy is a Meriwether Publishing publication.
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Angewandte Improvisation für Coaches und Führungskräfte

Grundlagen und kreativitätsfördernde Methoden für lebendige Zusammenarbeit

Author: Susanne Schinko-Fischli

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662556588

Category: Psychology

Page: 131

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Dieses Fachbuch zeigt theoretisch und praktisch auf, wie sich kreativitätsfördernde Methoden aus der Angewandten Improvisation strukturiert in der Teamarbeit einsetzen und damit lebendige Zusammenarbeit und Innovation in Gruppen und Unternehmen gezielt fördern lassen: Durch das prinzipielle Annehmen und Erweitern von Ideen und Angeboten werden kreative Impulse nicht blockiert, sondern in die tägliche Zusammenarbeit integriert. Anhand zahlreicher Übungen werden verschiedene allgemeine und spezielle Methoden (u.a. zur Ko-Kreativität, Storytelling und Status) praxisnah für den Einsatz in Trainings, Teamarbeit und Führungshandeln vorgestellt.
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Das Spiel mit dem Chaos

Zur Performativität des Improvisationstheaters

Author: Gunter Lösel

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839423988

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 348

View: 7351

Improvisationstheater ist eine weltweit erfolgreiche Theaterbewegung, die immer mehr Menschen erfasst. Während die Praxis blüht und gedeiht, fehlt bisher eine gründliche theaterwissenschaftliche Aufarbeitung. Das ändert sich mit diesem Buch: Gunter Lösel, selbst seit vielen Jahren Improvisationsschauspieler, nähert sich dem Thema aus theaterwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Es gelingt ihm zu zeigen, dass Improvisationstheater ein Spiel mit den Prozessen der sozialen Konstruktion von Wirklichkeit ist, und er untersucht, wie diese Bühnenrealität scheinbar aus dem Nichts entsteht und immer neue, überraschende Formen hervorbringt.
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Behind the Laughs

Community and Inequality in Comedy

Author: Michael P. Jeffries

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 1503602974

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 6787

Comedy is a brutal business. When comedians define success, they don't talk about money—they talk about not quitting. They work in a business where even big names work for free, and the inequalities of race, class, and gender create real barriers. But they also work in a business where people still believe that hard work and talent lead to the big time. How do people working in comedy sustain these contradictions and keep laughing? In Behind the Laughs, Michael P. Jeffries brings readers into the world of comedy to reveal its dark corners and share its buoyant lifeblood. He draws on conversations with comedians, as well as club owners, bookers, and managers, to show the extraordinary social connections professional humor demands. Not only do comedians have to read their audience night after night, but they must also create lasting bonds across the profession to get gigs in the first place. Comedy is not a meritocracy, and its rewards are not often fame and fortune. Only performers who know the rules of their community are able to make it a career.
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The Improv Handbook

The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond

Author: Tom Salinsky,Deborah Frances-White

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472536622

Category: Drama

Page: 448

View: 4770

The most comprehensive, smart, helpful and inspiring guide to improve available today. Applicable to comedians, actors, public speakers and anyone who needs to think on their toes. From The Improv Handbook: The problem for improvisers is anxiety. faced with a lot of nameless eyes staring at us, and feeling more than anything else like prey, we are likely to want to display very consistent behavior, so that anyone who looks at us, looks away and then looks back sees the same thing. Thus we become boring, we fade into the background, and we cease to be of interest. The Improv Handbook provides everything someone interested in improvisational comedy needs to know, as written by a husband and wife comedy duo with years of experience and teaching in the field. in addition to providing a comprehensive history of improvisational theater as a backdrop, it also looks at modern theories and practices of improvisation on a global scale, including how the form of comedy has evolved differently in different parts of the world, from Europe to the UK to the Chicago scene. The Improv Handbook also contains an essential performance segment that details different formats of improvisation. Chapter topics include Theatresports, Micetro, Gorilla Theatre, and the inventions of Keith Johnstone and Del Close as well as other popular forms of improv, like those on "Whose Line is it Anyway." The core section of the book is called simply, "How to Improvise" and delves into issues of spontaneity, the fundamentals of storytelling, working together, upping the ante, and character development. The book concludes with sections on how to improvise in front of an audience and- just as crucially- how to attract an audience in the first place.
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Drive

Was Sie wirklich motiviert

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Ecowin

ISBN: 3711050786

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 7359

Sind wir nicht alle davon überzeugt, dass wir am besten mit äußeren Anreizen wie Geld und Prestige oder durch "Zuckerbrot und Peitsche" zu motivieren sind? "Alles falsch", sagt Daniel H. Pink in seinem provokanten und zukunftsweisenden Buch. Das Geheimnis unseres persönlichen Erfolges ist das zutiefst menschliche Bedürfnis, unser Leben selbst zu bestimmen, zu lernen, Neues zu erschaffen und damit unsere Lebensqualität und unsere Welt zu verbessern. Daniel H. Pink enthüllt die Widersprüche zwischen dem, was die Wissenschaft weiß, und dem, was die Wirtschaft tut – und wie genau dies jeden Aspekt unseres Lebens beeinflusst. Er demonstriert, dass das Prinzip von Bestrafung und Belohnung exakt der falsche Weg ist, um Menschen für die Herausforderungen von Heute zu motivieren, egal ob in Beruf oder Privatleben. In "Drive" untersucht er die drei Elemente der wirklichen Motivation – Selbstbestimmung, Perfektionierung und Sinnerfüllung – und bietet kluge sowie überraschende Techniken an, um diese in die Tat umzusetzen. Daniel H. Pink stellt uns Menschen vor, die diese neuen Ansätze zur Motivation bereits erfolgreich in ihr Leben integriert haben und uns damit entschlossen einen außergewöhnlichen Weg in die Zukunft zeigen.
Posted in Political Science

Theaterspiele

Spontaneität, Improvisation und die Kunst des Geschichtenerzählens

Author: Keith Johnstone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895810015

Category: Acting

Page: 565

View: 6285

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High-Status Characters

Author: N.A

Publisher: Megawatt Press

ISBN: 098952843X

Category:

Page: N.A

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Simulated Patient Methodology

Theory, Evidence and Practice

Author: Debra Nestel,Margaret Bearman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118760956

Category: Medical

Page: 168

View: 7499

Simulated Patient Methodology is a timely book, aimed athealth professional educators and Simulated Patient (SP)practitioners. It connects theory and evidence with practice toensure maximum benefit for those involved in SP programmes, inorder to inform practice and promote innovation. The book providesa unique, contemporary, global overview of SP practice, for allhealth sciences educators. Simulated Patient Methodology: • Provides a cross-disciplinary overview of thefield • Considers practical issues such as recruiting andtraining simulated patients, and the financial planning of SPprogrammes • Features case studies, illustrating theory inpractice, drawn from across health professions and countries, toensure relevance to localised contexts Written by world leaders in the field, this invaluable resourcesummarises the theoretical and practical basis of all human-basedsimulation methodologies.
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Kopflos

Wie unser Bauchgefühl uns in die Irre führt - und was wir dagegen tun können

Author: Ori Brafman,Rom Brafman

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593386593

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 906

Wir alle kennen es: Man hält an einer Entscheidung fest, obwohl deutlich absehbar ist, dass sie falsch ist. Schlimmer noch, man ignoriert alle Warnungen, verpasst die Gelegenheit, die Katastrophe abzuwenden und steuert sogar noch direkt in sie hinein. Ein unerklärliches Verhalten? Mitnichten, sagen Ori und Rom Brafman.
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Pushing the Edge

Explore, Engage, Extend, : Proceedings of the Fourteenth National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, March 12-15, 2009, Seattle, Washington

Author: Association of College and Research Libraries. National Conference

Publisher: Amer Library Assn

ISBN: 9780838985144

Category: Education

Page: 343

View: 829

"This book contains the proceedings of ACRL's 14th National Conference held in Seattle, WA, March 12-15, 2009. The 3 invited papers and 39 contributed papers explore the latest thinking and research into issues facing academic librarians today. The theme areas of these papers include Changing Environments and Cultures, Changing Political Realities, Converging and Collaborating, Evolving Models of Scholarly Communication, Managing Electronic and Digital Information, Redefining Traditions, and Teaching and Learning." --Book Jacket.
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Long Form Improvisation and American Comedy

The Harold

Author: M. Fotis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137376589

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 218

View: 6393

Long form scenic improv began with the Harold. The comic philosophy of this form started an era of comedy marked by support, trust, and collaboration. This book tells of the Harold, beginning with the development of improv theatre, through the tensions and evolutions that led to its creation at iO, and to its use in contemporary filmmaking.
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Contemporary Authors New Revision Series: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Non-Fiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, M

Author: Pamela Dear

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787632120

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 475

View: 4800

This volume of Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings you up-to-date information on approximately 250 writers. Editors have scoured dozens of leading journals, magazines, newspapers and online sources in search of the latest news and criticism.
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The First 28 Years of Monty Python, Revised Edition

Author: Kim "Howard" Johnson

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312169336

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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The ultimate guide for Python fans is back, newly revised for the nineties. The years since the publication of the first edition have brought a great deal of change for the Python alumni-most notably most celebrated postgraduate successes: A Fish Called Wanda, The Fisher King, 12 Monkeys, and Disney's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. This revised edition also contains all of the original material (dead parrots, fish-slapping, silly walks, Knights Who Say Ni, etc.) that made the first edition such a success! The First 280 Years of Monty Python celebrates the group's career with exclusive interviews, rare photographs, and an episode guide detailing the original TV shows. It's a must-have item for any Python fan.
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Creativity in performance

Author: Robert Keith Sawyer

Publisher: Ablex Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9781567503357

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 1062

This book is for readers interested in the latest research on creativity in performance. The chapters cover an impressive interdisciplinary scope, and include studies of jazz, African dancing, improvisational theater, situation comedies, children's puppet plays, and Nepalese drumming. Each chapter speaks to broader themes that will be of interest to students and researchers in psychology, anthropology, communication, musicology, and performance studies.
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Bossypants

Haben Männer Humor?

Author: Tina Fey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499258909

Category:

Page: 281

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The Curriculum, Training Methods and History of a Comptetitive Improvisational Comedy Company

Author: Kevin Bradshaw

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780773463172

Category: Education

Page: 167

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ComedySportz, the Milwaukee-based competitive improvisational company, was the examination model used in this study which examines the history of the company, analyzes their beginner workshop curriculum and details their training methods. Two research questions were applied: What is the history of ComedySportz? What are the teaching methods used by ComedySportz in their beginner-level workshops? Research was based on personal interviews, company archives, questionnaires, and observations. Dick Chudnow, the company's founder, was interviewed in order to provide a foundation for the study. Research subjects for the field investigation were selected from the instructional and artistic staff of ComedySportz and were termed experts. electronic mail, telephone conversations and personal observations of the ComedySportz show and workshops. The resulting investigation has revealed a rich and varied history of a company dedicated to competitive performance improvisation. The analysis of the beginner level workshop training methods of the Milwaukee, New York and San Jose ComedySportz clubs indicates a highlevel of teaching expertise, a wide variety of training methods and the formation of a solid background in improvisation skills. The study provides historical documentation for a leading company and offers a model for researchers interested in pursuing similar ventures.
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