Synopses & Reviews
The Art of Clowning is the first book on clowning technique and offers a step-by-step process for actors and other theatrical enthusiasts to discover their "inner clown." This fun and accessible guide expands on theories and exercises to help students and beginners develop solo and group performances. Using twenty years of teaching experience, Simon reveals a complete system of clowning that is a must-have for amateurs and experts alike. Now with even MORE ways to find your inner clown!
About the Author
Eli Simon is Professor of Acting at the University of California, Irvine. A specialist in masking, commedia, and clowns, Simon has taught and directed at training programs throughout America, Korea, Italy, Spain, and England. He is the author of Masking Unmasked, Four Basic Approaches to Acting and his clown troupe, CLOWNZILLA, has received national and international acclaim. http://www.clownzilla.net/HomePage.htm
Table of Contents
Introduction * Clowning Rules * Finding your Clown * Mission: Impossible * Stretching in New Directions * The Ins and Outs of White-face * Voice and Text * Afterword: Building a Troop