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Why Is That So Funny? A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy

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ISBN-10: 0879103434

ISBN-13: 9780879103439

Edition: 2007

Authors: John Wright, Toby Jones

List price: $24.99
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Description:

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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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 4/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.82" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Introduction : about laughter
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