Deakin University

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Improvisation and the Actor

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This unit offers students a framework within which to explore a range of approaches to the practice of performance improvisation. Practical components of the course will address historical and contemporary improvisational techniques, ranging from the archetype-based satire of the Commedia Dell’Arte (and its extended use in sub-genres of satire and farce), to contemporary applications in contexts such as theatre sports and stand-up comedy. Particular attention will be paid to the difference between improvisation as performance, and improvisation as part of performance-making processes such as the rehearsal of written playtexts or filmed narratives. Theoretical and historical perspectives... -- Course Website

Instructor: G D'Cruz

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