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How to Improvise a Full-Length Play: The Art of Spontaneous Theater

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A unique guide—use improv to create an exciting evening of theater

Forget the script and get on the stage! In How to Improvise a Full-Length Play, actors, playwrights, directors, theater-group leaders, and teachers will find everything they need to know to create comedy, tragedy, melodrama, and farce, with no scripts, no scenarios, and no preconceived characters. Author Ken
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ebook, 176 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by Allworth Press (first published October 16th 2007)
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Justin  K. Rivers
A good chunk of the book is devoted to basic story structure, which will be familiar and not terribly interesting to anyone versed in screenwriting or playwriting.

The rest of the volume is dedicated to describing a methodology - a series of exercises designed to build skills to successfully implement a loose formula for improvising a play.

It's not earth-shattering - the basic message is "study play structure and practice implementing those structures into long form improv" but it is helpful in
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