Section I: Background information. Long-form improv ; Rules vs. principles ; Comedy ; The structure of plays ; The structure of harolds ; Getting comfortable ; Getting creative ; Playing characters ; Exploring relationships -- Section II: Foreground information. The long-form improv tradition ; The long-form improv code of ethics ; Endowing ; Yes-anding ; Justifying seeming inconsistencies ; Generating ideas ; Improvising scenes ; Finding the game of the scene ; Playing the game of the scene ; Differentiating player-game and character-game ; Managing your attitude ; Tweaking the game of the scene ; Tweaking scene structure ; Tweaking scenic dynamics ; Tweaking action ; Heightening ; Ending ; Playing group scenes -- Section III: Application. Harold execution ; The solicitation of the suggestion ; Ideation ; The first beat ; The first group scene ; The second beat ; The second group scene ; The third beat ; Audience theory -- Supplemental material. On teaching and directing long-form improv ; Citations
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