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Clown: Readings in Theatre Practice

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This rich collection of readings offers a wide-ranging and authoritative survey of clown practices, history and theory, from the origins of the word clown through to contemporary clowning. Covering clowns in theatre, circus, cinema, TV, street and elsewhere, the author's stimulating narrative challenges assumptions and turns orthodoxy on its head.

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This rich collection of readings offers a wide-ranging and authoritative survey of clown practices, history and theory, from the origins of the word clown through to contemporary clowning. Covering clowns in theatre, circus, cinema, TV, street and elsewhere, the author's stimulating narrative challenges assumptions and turns orthodoxy on its head.

About the Author

JON DAVISON is a visiting lecturer at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, where he was formerly Creative Fellow investigating Clown/Actor Training. He has been a clown, teacher, director, actor and writer for the last 30 years. He is a co-founder of the Escola de Clown de Barcelona in Spain, where he developed the first ever Clown History and Theory unit. He is also a member of the World Parliament of Clowns.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART 1: THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF CLOWN

Teachers

Play, Authenticity and Liberation

Applied Clown

PART TWO: THE DRAMATURGY OF CLOWN

Anthropologists

Journalists, Theorists and Historians

Biographies

Autobiographies

How to Clown

How to be Funny

Clown Authors

PART THREE: CLOWN PRACTICE

The Margins

Conclusions

Biography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230300149
Author:
Davison, Jon
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Drama-Circus
Subject:
Circus
Subject:
Theater - Miming
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Comedy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w photos, 5 b/w illustrations
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Acting
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Circus
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Mime and Puppetry
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Comedy Business and Criticism

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