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Theatre and Laughter

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 108
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Theatre And

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03 November 2015

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This stimulating introduction to laughter in theatre and performance examines laughter among actors, among audience, and the interaction between the two. Exploring the many uses and effects of laughter in theatre, Eric Weitz...

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This stimulating introduction to laughter in theatre and performance examines laughter among actors, among audience, and the interaction between the two. Exploring the many uses and effects of laughter in theatre, Eric Weitz considers laughter as a tool of political resonance, as social commentary, and as one of the oldest rhetorical devices.

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A new addition to the successful and renowned Theatre & series

Author has an excellent reputation for producing cutting-edge research and is a rapidly rising star in the field

Series editors' preface
Partners in social relations
Laughter and theatre
Play's the thing
Laughter and its double
Killing the frog
Embodied joking
Subsequent audiences
The Heart of Lightness
Shadow laughter
Humour as embodied practice
Word play
Slapstick
The clown figure
Laughter in the frame
Laughter as behavioural meme
Laughter as theme
Funniness
Laughter and context
Laughter as crowd control
Laughter as event
Changing the situation
One more thing
Further reading
Index.

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Eric Weitz is Associate Professor of Drama at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He is the author of The Cambridge Introduction to Comedy.

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Eric Weitz is Associate Professor of Drama at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He is the author of The Cambridge Introduction to Comedy.

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