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      • The earliest well-documented use of improvisational theatre in Western history is found in the Atellan Farce of 391 BC. From the 16th to the 18th centuries, commedia dell'arte performers improvised based on a broad outline in the streets of Italy.
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  2. Improvisational theatre - Wikipedia

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    History The earliest well-documented use of improvisational theatre in Western history is found in the Atellan Farce of 391 BC. From the 16th to the 18th centuries, commedia dell'arte performers improvised based on a broad outline in the streets of Italy.

  3. A Short History of Improvisational Theatre (click here to read a Belorussian translation) Improvisational theatre is as old as time. It pre-dates the invention of writing, since long before we started writing scripts we were telling stories by acting them out. The Commedia Dell'Arte

  4. Improvisation | theatre | Britannica

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    Improvisation, in theatre, the playing of dramatic scenes without written dialogue and with minimal or no predetermined dramatic activity. The method has been used for different purposes in theatrical history. The theatrical form known as the commedia dell’arte was highly improvisational, although

  5. Improvisational Theatre - History - LiquiSearch

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    History. Improvised performance is as old as performance itself. The original performers were storytellers. From the 16th to the 18th centuries, Commedia dell'arte performers improvised based on a broad outline in the streets of Italy and in the 1890s theatrical theorists and directors such as Russian, Konstantin Stanislavski and the French, Jacques Copeau, founders of two major streams of acting theory, both heavily utilised improvisation in acting training and rehearsal.

  6. The History of Improv Theatre - HubPages

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    Jan 05, 2012 · While the beginning of the history of improvised dramatics was more scattered, the emergence of Commedia dell’Arte in the Italian renaissance was a true marker for improvisational history – as the Commedia dell’Arte is the art form most commonly referred to when supporting or educating one on the early days of improvisation, it stands to reason that in the education of improvisation, the mention of Commedia dell’Arte is not far behind in the dialogue between instructor and student.

  7. A Brief History of Improv - Academic Play

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    While the improvisation has been an integral part of drama for thousands of years, the history of improv is rather recent. In only the last century, improvisation developed into its own art form called improvisational theater, short-form comedic improv, or just improv. This development is widely credited to Viola Spolin. She is regarded as the mother of improvisation and internationally recognized as the founder of Theater Games, the basis of improvisational theater. Needing a means to discuss a specific focus or technical problem while also transcending cultural and ethnic barriers, Spolin began creating theater games while working for the Works Progress Administration’s Recreation Project as drama supervisor from 1939 to 1941. She continued creating games through the 1940’s and 1950’s. These theater games became standard elements in dramatic instruction and developed into a new and independent performing art form, improv. Improv as a form of theater began to develop in the mid 195...

    The adaptation and integration of improv into education and business has garnered the interest of researchers curious as to the direct impact of improv on such topics as improv’s ability to: develop creativity, improve innovation, decrease anxiety, improve writing fluency, improve learning, improve collaboration, etc. While we continue to be entertained by improv as an art form, we are now examining it as a process. With brain imaging technology, scientists are now able to view the brain while one improvises. Dr. Charles Limb researched both jazz musicians and rappers, who both follow the improvisational frame of “Yes, and…” in which one party accepts another’s offer and incrementally builds upon it before passing it back or along to another (Lopez-Gonzalez M. & Limb, C. 2012) (Braun A. & Liu, S, 2012).Limb, as well as others, have continued with similar research. A consistent finding is that when doing improv, the part of the brain that controls self-editing becomes quiet and the p...

    Improv is no fad and its more than just a laugh. It continues as a theatrical art form entertaining audiences around the world. It serves as a collaborative, learner-centered, experiential, multi-model approach that motivates, engages, and honors people of diverse backgrounds and educational needs. The brief history of improv now includes exciting research that is validating what those who have done it experience. From its origins as a strategy to reach culturally diverse learners, improv continues as an instrument for professional and personal growth.

  8. The History of Improv Theatre

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    While the beginning of the history of improvised dramatics was more scattered, the emergence of Commedia dell’Arte in the Italian renaissance was a true marker for improvisational history – as the Commedia dell’Arte is the art form most commonly referred to when supporting or educating one on the early days of improvisation, it stands to reason that in the education of improvisation, the mention of Commedia dell’Arte is not far behind in the dialogue between instructor and student.

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  9. History of the Improv

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    The Improvisation was founded in New York City by Broadway producer Budd Friedman. Budd hoped for a place where Broadway performers could meet after their shows in an intimate setting where performers could simply eat, drink coffee (the Improvisation did not yet have a liquor license) and, most importantly, sing.

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