Creating Improvised Theatre - Tools, Techniques and Theories for Short Form and Narrative Improvisation

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In 2021 Mark published his book "Creating Improvised Theatre: Tools, Techniques and Theories for Short Form and Narrative Improvisation."  This is the English version of his book that was first published in French to great success in 2018. The French version is "Jeux et Enjeux: La boîte à outil de l'improvisation théâtrale."

Containing over 130 exercises the book is divided into four sections: The Basics, Short form, Narrative improvisation and the Bits box.  

Thanks to a mix of European and North American impro traditions this book offers a wide and varied approach to improvised theatre exploring the notions of spontaneity, narration, masks and even adpating narrative theories like the Hero's Journey for improvised performance.

The English version is currently available here

The French version is currently available here

Impro - Improvisation and the theatre

In 2012 Mark supervised the translation of "Impro - Improvisation and the theatre" by Keith Johnstone.

Mark managed the project to find a publisher in France and assisted in the translation.

The original English version was first published in 1981 and is today considered as an essential book for all theatre practitioners.  It had never been published in French before. 

Impro - Improvisation and the theatre

Keith Johnstone

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