The Circle of Possibilities

Over 2 years ago I did a post on the Circle of Expectations - in that post I mentioned there is very little material to be found on the internet about the term.  Well, there's suddenly more!  Last month Patti Stiles posted 2 videos about the concept - which she prefers to call the "Circle … Continue reading The Circle of Possibilities

Obviousness

Introduction "Be more obvious" (or "be less original") and "be more boring" are 2 famous phrases by Keith Johnstone - I picked up these phrases almost 20 years ago.  Back then I had trouble understanding them:  I would be seeing great improv, and marvel at the "originality" of what the performers pulled out of their … Continue reading Obviousness

The Circle of Expectations Revisited

Introduction Keith Johnstone coined the term “Circle of Expectations” in his book “Impro for Storytellers”.  It’s a concept  I like, be it that - I think - I use it in a wider context than Johnstone does. Definition of the Circle of Expectation Johnstone’s concept of the circle of expectations links to his theory of … Continue reading The Circle of Expectations Revisited