Improv! Handbook for the Actor
Heinemann - 13.95 USD
Not a bad book, a good introduction. Atkins mainly sticks to games, and
uses these games as a guideline to explain what Improv is all about.
The book also contains
an outline for a 15 week workshop.
Atkins stresses (among other things) Trust in a group of players,
and that is something not many other books about Improv highlight.
The book is well structured, sometimes a bit too much oriented towards
working with actors (rather than students in general) but, compared to Improvization for the Theatre
it is really practical.
The book does miss the fundamentals about Improv, as found in Johnstone`s
work ( Impro , Impro for Storytellers ) but at the same time, the
book is probably more accessible than Johnstone`s.