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Keith Johnstone


Improv teacher

Keith Johnstone is a drama instructor whose teachings and books have focused on improvisational theatre and have had a major influence on the art of improvisation.

In the course of his instruction, he would tell his students, “Don’t concentrate,” “Don’t think,” “Be obvious,” and “Don’t be clever!” His unorthodox techniques opened his students’ imagination and spontaneity.

– Wikipedia

To understand the Mask it’s alsow neccessary to understand the nature of trance itself.

Kieth Johnstone, 1979, p. 144

We ‘read’ the body, and especially the head-neck relationship, but we experience ourselves as reading the Mask.

Kieth Johnstone, 1979, p. 185


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