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Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre

Impro is a book about improvisational comedy, in a similar way that The Inner Game of Tennis is about tennis. That is to say, it is indeed about improv, but it's really about life, how identity works, the human mind, status, relationships, and story. It's not a comfortable book — it flirts with Jungian shadow work, and can feel weird at times. However, it's the sort of book that I keep thinking about, and has most definitely influenced how I operate in the world.


These are entirely subjective, and roughly try to capture my personal enjoyment and usefulness, and how likely I'd recommend it to others. Don't read too much into this unless you love my judgement. Rough guidelines:

A: Top quartile. Changed the way I think about something.

B: Worthwhile. I took away something useful.

C: Didn't hit, wouldn't directly recommend. Likely won't revisit.

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