Impro: ImprovisaciÃn y el teatro, a book by Keith Johnstone
Impro: ImprovisaciÃn y el teatro is a book by Keith Johnstone, a British playwright, director and teacher of theatre. The book was first published in 1979 and has been translated into many languages. It is considered a classic and influential work on the art and craft of improvisation, not only for theatre practitioners, but also for educators, psychologists, writers and anyone interested in creativity and communication.
The book is divided into four parts: Status, Spontaneity, Narrative Skills and Masks and Trance. In each part, Johnstone shares his insights, experiences and exercises on how to develop one's improvisational skills and overcome the blocks and fears that inhibit them. He also explores the psychological, social and cultural aspects of improvisation, such as status games, storytelling traditions, mask work and trance states.
Impro: ImprovisaciÃn y el teatro is a book that challenges, entertains and inspires its readers to unleash their imagination and express themselves freely. It is a book that reveals the secrets of improvisation and shows how it can enrich one's life and art.
In the book, Johnstone introduces some of his most famous improvisation techniques, such as status transactions, offers and blocking, endowment, narration, gibberish, and many others. He also explains the principles behind his improvisation formats, such as Theatresports, Maestro Impro, Gorilla Theatre and The Life Game. He illustrates his ideas with examples from his own teaching and directing experiences, as well as anecdotes from his personal life and observations of human behavior.
Impro: ImprovisaciÃn y el teatro is not only a practical guide for improvisers, but also a profound exploration of the nature of creativity, communication and spontaneity. It is a book that invites its readers to rediscover their playful and imaginative selves, and to apply their improvisational skills to their everyday lives.
The book has received widespread acclaim from critics and readers alike, who have praised Johnstone's originality, humor, wisdom and insight. The book has been described as \"a classic\", \"a masterpiece\", \"a bible\" and \"a revelation\" by various reviewers.[^1^] [^2^] The book has also influenced many artists and performers from different fields, such as comedy, music, film, literature and education. Some of the famous names who have acknowledged Johnstone's influence include John Cleese, Eddie Izzard, Phelim McDermott, Tim Minchin, Neil Mullarkey and Mike Myers.[^3^]
Impro: ImprovisaciÃn y el teatro is a book that offers a unique and invaluable perspective on the art of improvisation and the theatre. It is a book that challenges the conventional notions of creativity and spontaneity, and invites the readers to discover their own potential and possibilities. It is a book that celebrates the joy and wonder of improvisation and the theatre. 061ffe29dd