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101 More Improv Games for Children and Adults

Smartfun Activity Books

By Bob Bedore, Trevor Robertson

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Format: Paperback, 168 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings
Published In: United States, 11 June 2013
101 More Improv Games for Children and Adults: A Smart Fun Book for Ages 5 and Up is the follow-up to Bob Bedore's popular 101 Improv Games for Children and Adults. This sequel takes us even deeper into the craft of improv - the magical art of creating something out of nothing - with all new games! Author Bob Bedore emphasizes how you can use improvisation, creativity, and teamwork any time, any place, to get your imagination flowing, win over a crowd, or be a wittier conversationalist. Actors and improv students will appreciate the author's fun, down-to-earth approach to developing theater craft. And improv isn't only for serious thespians. Used as a classroom activity, it teaches kids how to have fun, relax, and work together without seeming like an educational tool at all. Great on its own or as a companion to Bedore's first book, 101 More Improv Games for Children and Adults is centered around entertaining an audience and creating memorable scenes. This sequel includes information on how to produce your own improv show. 101 More Improv Games for Children and Adults is full of wacky and brilliant activities for kids, teachers, actors, comedians, improv groups, or anyone else.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Re-introduction to the Basics The basic "rules" of improv Making a Scene Work Explore what elements make a scene into real theater Creating Your World Basic building blocks of improv games Giving Life to your Character Explore what makes a good character. Includes stage movement and physicality! Team Play Improv is all about performing as a team. Learn how to be a good team player, and how to avoid being a bad one! Guessing Games Many improv games are based around a charades-type structure. Learn how to focus on this type of scene while keeping the audience entertained. Musical Improv Use music within your improv. An expansion of the section on music from 101 Improv Games for Children and Adults Long Form Introduction to long form games Performing a Show Creating a show that people will want to see Warm Up Games Devo (noise and movement -- Evo)~ Five Things ~ Fortune Cookie ~ Barney ~ Ninja ~ Samurai ~ Shootout ~ Yes, Lets ~ Alliteration Single Player Games No You Didn't ~ What Happens Next? ~ Sybil ~ ACE (Action, Color, Emotion) Basic Games Revolver ~ Over Actor's Anonymous ~ Infomercial ~ Movie Mad Lib ~ Middle School Movie ~ Michael Bay History ~ Scene With A Soundtrack ~ A to Z Character Games Acronyms ~ Character Motivation ~ Family Dinner ~ Opposites Guessing Games Not This, but That ~ Soothsayer ~ Marriage Counselor ~ Highjacker ~ Bong, Bong, Bong Audience Help Between the Texts ~ Sound Effects ~ Newlywed Game ~ Dating Game ~ Pop-Up ~ Storybook ~ Driver's License ~ Human Prop Team vs. Team Games Big, Bigger, Biggest ~ Double Feature ~ Flashback ~ Heckler Battle ~ Jip---Parody -- Team vs. Team or Line Up ~ Kangaroo Court ~ No, You Didn't ~ One Word Story Debate ~ When Musicals Collide ~ Singles Bar ~ Speak as One Debate ~ Top That! ~ 5 Seconds Or Die~ Battling Attractions ~ Town Hall ~ Rap Battle Line Up Games Scenes From a Hat ~ Scenes Not Seen ~ Caruso ~ Dance Craze ~ Screen Test ~ Tag Lines ~ Back in May Day ~ Connect the Dots ~ Talk or Die ~ Ranting Hot Spot~ Screen Test Musical Games Broadway Musical Writers ~ Greatest Hits ~ Lounge Singer ~ Sounds Like a Song Title ~ Bad Beatnik Poetry ~ Musical Chairs ~ Singing Psychiatrist ~ Rap It Up On Your Toes Scene in Reverse ~ Horoscopes ~ The Gauntlet ~ Film Noir ~ Accents ~ Hidden Agenda ~ Time Machine ~ Raise the Bar Re-Scene Deaf Replay ~ Understudy ~ Hear No Scene, See No Scene ~ The Director ~ POV ~ Survivor ~ The Impossible Scene Bizarre Games Spit Take ~ Mousetraps ~ Movie Pitch ~ Amish Rake Fight ~ Ballet ~ Changing Environment Long Form Games Armando ~ Following Shot ~ Spoon River ~ RPG ~ Harold (Del Close) ~ Full Length Play ~ Full Length Musical

About the Author

Bob Bedore has 20 years of improv experience, and has toured as a stand-up comedian, hosted a live Saturday morning kids show, spent a dozen years as a radio disc jockey, appeared in movies, and owned and operated several theaters. He has also written 20 plays and a few screenplays. In 1994, Bob founded the improv comedy troupe Quick Wits. Since then he has performed with the Wits in almost every show (somewhere around 2500 so far) in front of very enthusiastic crowds. He has taken improv to the classroom where he has taught all ages, from kindergarten to college. He lives in West Jordan, UT.

Reviews

"Bob Bedore may not have created improv, but as far as Utah is concerned, he did. There wouldn't be any improv seen without Quick Wits." - The Event Magazine "Even with all the competition it's created for itself, Quick Wits still remains the top of the heap in Utah Improv." - City Weekly - Best of Utah Issue "Bob's classes are always the first to fill up. The kids just love him." - Anne Oakeson, Director, University of Utah's Theater School for Youth

EAN: 9780897936521
ISBN: 0897936523
Publisher: Hunter House Inc.,U.S.
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.9 centimetres (0.23 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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