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Macmillan Higher Education

Clown

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Palgrave

Pages: 344
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Readings in Theatre Practice

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Hardcover - 9780230300149

03 May 2013

$119.00

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Paperback - 9780230300156

03 May 2013

$39.99

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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,...

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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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The first book to cover the practice and theory of Clowning throughout history in a single volume
Clowning is a burgeoning and increasingly popular area of study that has been poorly served by published texts
Collates a variety of rare documents, including previously unpublished material, making the book a valuable resource for both lecturers and students

PART I: WHAT DO CLOWNS DO?
Grock's Entrée
Clown History
Clown and Pierrot
Birth of the Auguste
Clown Drama
Death and Rebirth of the Clown
Clown Women
PART I: HOW DO CLOWNS CLOWN?
Clown Theory, Technique and Technology
Clown Authors
Clown Training
Clown Politics
Clown TV
Clown Plots
Clown Truth
Conclusion: Clown Today
Bibliography
Index.

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JON DAVISON is Visiting Lecturer at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, UK 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.

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JON DAVISON is Visiting Lecturer at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, UK 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.

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