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Genre Guru have taken their years of improv and movie experience to create these unique Genre Guides.

Each Genre Guide takes a specific genre and breaks it down into the essential elements:

  • What type of characters frequent the genre?
  • What do they do?
  • Where do they do it?
  • When are the movies typically set?
  • What other elements are closely associated with it or can readily identify it?
  • What are some of the better known or most typical movies, actors, directors, writers, etc, of this genre?

Then there is a list of performance tips giving guidance on:

  • How to play the characters.
  • How to speak.
  • What sort of things you can say.
  • What emotions and atmospheres are key to the genre?
  • What specific things or types of things you can do.
  • How other players, musicians or lighting and sound people can help.
  • What things should you not do or avoid doing, and why? (i.e. What things can disrupt the flow of a scene or that are so over-done an audience will just groan.)

To see a sample of the Genre Guides showing the layout and more details of their content, download the Sample Genre Guide.


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