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  • Jan 6 2014

    Get Your Reading On!

    We have complied a comprehensive list for your improv,writing and acting reading pleasure. Grab a new book and cozy up!

    Improv A-E Program
    Improvisation for the Theatre, Viola Spolin
    Impro, Keith Johnstone
    Something Wonderful Right Away, Jeffrey Sweet
    SCTV -- Behind The Scenes, Dave Thomas
    The Second City, Donna McCrohan
    The Compass, Janet Coleman
    Handbook of Games, Neva L. Boyd
    Musical Improv Comedy, Michael Pollock
    The Second City Backstage of The Worlds Greatest Comedy Theater, Sheldon Patinkin

    Stagecraft Program
    Introduction to Stanislavsky, Sonja Moore
    Sanford Meisner On Acting, Sanford Meisner
    Acting, The First Six Lessons, Boleslavsky
    Advice to the Players, Robert Lewis
    Audition, Michael Shurtleff
    The Actor At Work, Robert Benedetti
    Act of Being, Charles Marowitz
    Speaking Clearly, Modisett and Luter
    The History of the Theatre, Oscar G. Brockett

    Conservatory Program
    Almanac of Improvisation, Anne Libera
    Improvise: Scene From The Inside Out, Mick Napier
    Acting, The First Six Lessons, Boleslavsky
    Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Hirsch
    Musical Improv Comedy, Michael Pollock

    Writing Program
    Comedy Is A Serious Business, Harry Ruskin
    The Artful Edit, Susan Bell
    The Playwright's Workbook, Jean-Claude van Itallie
    The Comic Toolbox, John Vourhaus
    Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Hirsch
    An Incomplete Education, Jones and Wilson
    Days and Nights of Second City, Bernie Sahlins

    Longform Program
    Truth in Comedy, C. Halpern, Del Close & K. Johnson
    Longform Improv, Ben Hauck
    Long-Form Improvisation & The Art Of Zen, Jason Chin
    Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Hirsch
    Long Form Improvisation and American Comedy: The Harold, Matt Fotis

    General Reference
    An Incomplete Education, Jones and Wilson
    Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Hirsch

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