Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Digging in!prov

There's a ton of improv stuff available on ye inter-tubes lately. I faintly remember the days when Harold was only a hushed rumor and you had to fly somewhere to watch one. Nowadays improvisers can watch them on YouTube with little to no effort. Them kids these days...

Here's some stuff I've been finding on the interwebs lately:

Some Things I Learned as Artistic Director of the UCB Theatre, by Anthony King

Here are two clips from Whose Line is it Anyway, featuring Robin Williams!

TEDtalks: Charles Limb - Your Brain on Improv

Next, the basics of Improvisation in one short and easy to digest package!

Lastly, a letter from the late and great Phil Hartman to aspiring comedian Mike Scott
Letters of Note

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A variety of scenes for study!

A question we could start with is "what makes good scenes?"

Here are some classic openings:

Star Wars


Actually, this video only contains the opening speech. You can watch the longer video here:

What is it about these scenes that make them so memorable?

When Harry Met Sally

Young Frankenstein


edited to add:

Homework from week 3

Carol Burnett - Sorry, part 1 and 2

Monty Python - Four Yorkshiremen

Here's a link to The State.