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Improve with improv!

a guide to improvisation and character development

by Brie Jones

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  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Meriwether Pub. in Colorado Springs, CO .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Improvisation (Acting)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 135).

    StatementBrie Jones.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN2071.I5 J66 1993
    The Physical Object
    Pagination135 p. :
    Number of Pages135
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1415455M
    ISBN 100916260984
    LC Control Number93024919

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