This established text explores the history, theory and practice of improvisation within the rapidly changing field of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. New material includes improvisation in film, stand-up comedy, LARPing, applied theatre and theatre sports. It contains a wealth of new exercises and examples from contemporary practitioners.
Anthony Frost is Director of the University of East Anglia Studio and Course Director for Scriptwriting and Performance at the University of East Anglia, UK. He has devised and co-written a number of full-length plays, and taught in Germany and America. His previous publications include the edited volume Theatre Theories (2000). Ralph Yarrow is Professor Emeritus of Drama and Comparative Literature at the University of East Anglia, UK. He has directed over 60 productions, acted in many others and conducted workshops in the UK, Germany, India and South Africa. His publications include Indian Theatre and Lecoq in Britain (edited with Franc Chamberlain).