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Improv Books

The following improv books go best with our courses:


Impro by Keith Johnstone.


Truth in Comedy by Charna Halpern, Del Close, Kim Johnson.


Improv by John Cremer.


Once you’ve read them we can also recommend the following:


The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual by Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, and Matt Walsh.


Impro for Storytellers by Keith Johnstone.


Improvise by Mick Napier.


Improvisation for Theatre by Viola Spolin.


Genius Now by Alan Marriott.


The Improv Handbook by Tom Salinsky and Deborah Frances-White.


The Art of Chicago Improv by Rob Kozlowski.


Jill Bernard's Small Cute Book of Improv.


Acting Books


Why is that so Funny? By John Wright.


Sanford Meisner on Acting by Dennis Longwell.


Presence by Patsy Rodenburg.


Commedia dell’Arte by John Rudlin.


Theatre of the Oppressed by Augusto Boal.


True and False: Heresy and Common Sense for the Actor by David Mamet.


The Empty Space by Peter Brook.


Writing Books


Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler.


The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell.


Save the Cat by Blake Snyder.


Other Books


The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.


The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.


How to be a Productivity Ninja by Graham Allcott.


Self-Reliance and Other Essays by Ralph Waldo Emmerson.


Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television by Jerry Mander.


So You Want To Be A Theatre Producer? by James Seabright.