Why is that so funny?: a practical exploration of physical comedy

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Limelight Editions,
Pub. Date:
2007.
Language:
English
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(Book). This unique exploration of the principles and practice of physical comedy starts with a discussion of the various types of laughter that can be provoked by performance. It then presents graduated sequences of over a hundred games and exercises devised to demonstrate and investigate the whole range of comic possibilities open to a performer. The result is an intensely practical and thoroughly stimulating investigation of how comedy works in physical terms.
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9780879103439
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table_of_contents The gentle art of playfulness: Play -- Complicity -- Theatre as game; Messing about with meaning: States of tension -- Rhythm -- Timing -- Making choices and shaping action; The gentle art of idiocy: Simple clown -- Pathetic clown -- Tragic clown; The gentle art of ridicule: Parody -- Pastiche -- Caricature -- Burlesque -- Buffoon.
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