5 thoughts on “Improvising Better

  1. This was a fast read! Clocking in at 70 pages, I zoomed through it in an evening.

    Despite its brevity, this is a good book. I feel like it’s more for experienced improv instructors than for your average improvisor-in-training, who’s reading everything he can get his hands on in pursuit of his craft … but since I’m much more the former than the latter, I can’t fault it for that. And this is a book I’ll go back to, I suspect — it’s got some good exercises for getting out of performance ruts and

  2. I enjoyed the book and got some good tips out of it, but it was a astoundingly short. I bet after taking the blank pages at chapter breaks out, it’s about 40 pages. This book is very practical, with an “if this is your problem, try this” format. I was hoping for a little deeper understanding of those problems, but it doesn’t spend much time exploring the underlying philosophy. I have been enjoying Mick Napier’s Improvise a lot, which covers a lot of the same concepts but gets deeper into the “wh

  3. More of a reference than a book you sit down and read, but helpful none the less. It’s a book you should look at after a bad show, or a practice you feel you weren’t up to par about, and see what trap you fell into. Of the 18 chapters, I probably had done all 18 of the main problems listed. And I probably will do them again. Doesn’t revolutionize how anybody will look at improv, but I don’t think that was ever really the point. Will probably return to it often to look at specific pieces, but unl

  4. This is a great little book targeted at solving very specific problems improvisers have. It would be great as a reference when you need an idea for how to break out of an improv rut. It is also a great tool for teachers/coaches, as it is packed with exercises to help classes and teams solve problems.

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