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Style: Acting in High Comedy (Applause Acting Series)

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Publisher Comments:

This book isn't a critical examination of high comedy. Rather, it's a collection of suggestions for the middlemen: the actors who have to catch the comic spark from the playwright and pass it on to the audience. The effort involved must be imperceptible: one has to acquire the cleverness, the articulacy, the febrility of the characters - and then make the whole laborious exercise seem like swimming through silk...The characters in high comedies don't find verbal sophistication difficult or unfamiliar; they enjoy it as you might enjoy slang.

Synopsis:

Maria Aitken, a leading British stage and film actress, has starred in numerous West End stage productions of Noel Coward, Alan Ayckbourn, Stephen Sondheim and many others. She enjoys a long association with the Juilliard School and the Yale School of Drama as a visiting professor when her acting schedule permits.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557832146
Composer:
Aitken, Maria
Publisher:
Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers
Composer:
Aitken, Maria
Author:
Aitken, Maria
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Acting & Auditioning
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Theater - Stagecraft
Subject:
Acting
Subject:
Comedy
Subject:
English drama
Subject:
Manners and customs in literature.
Subject:
Drama-Acting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 145.
Series:
The Applause acting series
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
158
Dimensions:
8.25x5.29x.40 in. .47 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Maria Aitken, a leading British stage and film actress, has starred in numerous West End stage productions of Noel Coward, Alan Ayckbourn, Stephen Sondheim and many others. She enjoys a long association with the Juilliard School and the Yale School of Drama as a visiting professor when her acting schedule permits.
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