2062918

9780810118010

Second City Almanac of Improvisation

Second City Almanac of Improvisation
$26.84
$3.95 Shipping
List Price
$29.95
Discount
10% Off
You Save
$3.11

  • Condition: New
  • Provider: Ergodebooks Contact
  • Provider Rating:
    82%
  • Ships From: Multiple Locations
  • Shipping: Standard
  • Comments: Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

   30-day money back guarantee
$1.99
$3.95 Shipping
List Price
$29.95
Discount
93% Off
You Save
$27.96

  • Condition: Acceptable
  • Provider: Bomb Books Contact
  • Provider Rating:
    93%
  • Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Shipping: Standard, Second Day (tracking available)
  • Comments: Will show clear signs of use and may include ONE or MORE of the following: water damage to pages, loose binding, loose pages, & worn, bent or torn covers. Used books may not contain supplements such as access codes, CDs, etc. Every item ships the same or next business day with tracking number emailed to you.

   30-day money back guarantee

Ask the provider about this item.

Most renters respond to questions in 48 hours or less.
The response will be emailed to you.
Cancel
  • ISBN-13: 9780810118010
  • ISBN: 0810118017
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: Northwestern Univ Pr

AUTHOR

Libera, Anne, Second City Inc. Staff

SUMMARY

A guide to the world famous Second City brand of improvisational comedy It all began in a converted Chinese laundry on Chicago's north side on a cold December night in 1959. No one could have known that by the next century, The Second City would have established itself as the premier comedy institution in the world. Taking its act north, The Second City would build a second permanent home in Toronto where it would create the Emmy-Award winning television series "SCTV." Pioneering the use of improvisation in developing talent and creating satiric revue comedy, The Second City has become - in the words of theNew York Times- "A Comedy Empire." The Second City Almanac of Improvisation- like the theatre itself - is a collection of diverse ideas, viewpoints, and memories, written by a vast array of teachers, actors, and directors who all got their start at the legendary comedy theatre. Fred Willard recalls his introduction to The Second City style in the mid-Sixties; Tim Kazurinsky gives a hilarious visual demonstration on the art of object work; "Saturday Night Live" star Tina Fey talks about re-improvising material as a mode of writing revue comedy; noted director Mick Napier takes on the thorny debate between long-form improvisation and short-form improvisation. Anne Libera guides the reader through each essay by providing a road map for understanding how The Second City method of improv-based comedy has become the industry standard. Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, John Candy, Martin Short, Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Jim Belushi, Bonnie Hunt, Mike Myers, Ryan Stiles, Rachel Dratch, Nia Vardalos - no other theatre can boast an alumni list of this magnitude.The Second City Almanac of Improvisationprovides practical instruction, personal details, and inspiration to both improvisers and their fans.Libera, Anne is the author of 'Second City Almanac of Improvisation', published 2004 under ISBN 9780810118010 and ISBN 0810118017.

[read more]

Questions about purchases?

You can find lots of answers to common customer questions in our FAQs

View a detailed breakdown of our shipping prices

Learn about our return policy

Still need help? Feel free to contact us

View college textbooks by subject
and top textbooks for college

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

The ValoreBooks Guarantee

With our dedicated customer support team, 30-day no-questions-asked return policy, and our price match guarantee, you can rest easy knowing that we're doing everything we can to save you time, money, and stress.