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Renowned improv instructor and award-winning director Mick Napier has been at the heart of the professional
improvisation community for more than 25 years. The first edition of Improvise. quickly earned its position as
necessary reading for improv students across the country and around the world and gave birth to a new
generation of performers who questioned "The Rules" of improvisation. This expanded and revised edition
provides additional advice and tips for success, as well as a full reproduction of Napier's web journal from his time
directing the famous show Paradigm Lost for The Second City that included Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, and Kevin
In this entertaining and incredibly informative book, Napier will teach you the essentials of: why "The Rules" don't matter, how to take care of yourself in a scene, using context to your advantage, effective two-person scenes, balanced large-cast scenes, successful auditioning, and solo exercises you can practice at home.