visión de conjunto:Críticas She has genius and shares it. --Valerie Harper It's like basic research ... she [has] changed the theater for generations. --Alan Alda Her book is the bible. --Rob Reiner Reseña del editor This work has inspired the work of countless actors directors and writers in theatre television and film. Spolin's improvisational techniques have changed the very nature and practice of modern theatre. This third edition updates the more than 200 now-classic exercises and adds 30 new ones. It adds 30 traditional theatre games that are frequently used as warm-ups. It includes Spolin's explanations of key concepts crucial to her programme and collects The Sayings of Viola Spolin and adds a glossary of phrases for teachers and directors with Spolin's definitions of their meaning and value. Most significantly though this edition makes available The Lone Actor. In this section Spolin offers games for individuals to play when they are alone. It is an important piece that should expand Spolin's teachings and influence to an entirely new audience. Biografía del autor Viola Spolin the originator of theater games was introduced to the use of games storytelling folk dance and dramatics as tools for stimulating creative expression in the 1920s while a student of Neva Boyd at Chicago's Hull House. During her years as a teacher and supervisor of creative dramatics there she began to develop her nonverbal nonpsychological approach. Her books have been translated into Swedish German and Portuguese. She died in 1994. Paul Sills is Viola Spolin's son and the founding director of Chicago's Second City and of Story Theater. He is the coeditor of the third edition of Improvisation for the Theater.