The Art of Clowning

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Author: Eli Simon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230623816

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 165

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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.

The Art of Clowning

More Paths to Your Inner Clown

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Author: E.,Eli Simon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137054468

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 195

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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. Now with even more ways to find your inner clown!

20 Years of Laughter

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Author: Clowns of America International

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 1596520736

Category: Clowns

Page: 144

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The Art of Charlie Chaplin

A Film-by-Film Analysis

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Author: Kyp Harness

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786431938

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

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This thorough critical study of Chaplin's films traces his acting career chronologically, from his initial appearance in 1914's Making a Living to his final starring role in 1957's A King in New York. Emphasizing Chaplin's technique and the steady evolution of his Tramp character, the author frames the biographical details of Chaplin's life within the context of his acting and filmmaking career, giving special attention to the films Chaplin directed/produced.

Clown Through Mask

The Pioneering Work of Richard Pochinko as Practised by Sue Morrison

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Author: Veronica Coburn,Sue Morrison

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841505749

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 492

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Richard Pochinko (1946–89) played a pioneering role in North American clown theater through the creation of an original pedagogy synthesizing modern European and indigenous Native American techniques. In Clown Through Mask, Veronica Coburn and onetime Pochinko apprentice Sue Morrison lay out the methodology of the Pochinko style of clowning and offer a bold philosophical framework for its interpretation. Morrison is today a leading teacher of Pochinko's Clown through Mask technique and this book extends significantly the literature on this underdocumented form of theater.

Intn'l Shrine Clown Association

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Author: International Shrine Clown Association

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 0938021257

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 180

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Art and Laughter

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Author: Sheri Klein

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857732773

Category: Art

Page: 176

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This is the first book to take seriously - though not too seriously - the surprisingly neglected role of humour in art. 'Art and Laughter' looks back to comic masters such as Hogarth and Daumier and to Dada, Surrealism and Pop Art, asking what makes us laugh and why. It explores the use of comedy in art from satire and irony to pun, parody and black and bawdy humour. Encouraging laughter in the hallowed space of the gallery, Sheri Klein praises the contemporary artist as ‘clown’ - often overlooked in favour of the role of artist as ‘serious’ commentator - and takes us on a tour of the comic work of Red Grooms, Cary Leibowitz, ‘The Hairy Who’, Richard Prince, Bruce Nauman, Jeff Koons, William Wegman, Vik Muniz and many more. She seeks out those rare smiles in art - from the Mona Lisa onwards - and highlights too the pleasures of the cute, the camp and the downright kitsch.

Clowns, Fools and Picaros

Popular Forms in Theatre, Fiction and Film

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Author: David Robb

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042023406

Category: Drama

Page: 233

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By its very nature the clown, as represented in art, is an interdisciplinary phenomenon. In whichever artform it appears – fiction, drama, film, photography or fine art – it carries the symbolic association of its usage in popular culture, be it ritual festivities, street theatre or circus. The clown, like its extended family of fools, jesters, picaros and tricksters, has a variety of functions all focussed around its status and image of being “other.” Frequently a marginalized figure, it provides the foil for the shortcomings of dominant discourse or the absurdities of human behaviour.Clowns, Fools and Picaros represents the latest research on the clown, bringing together for the first time studies from four continents: Europe, America, Africa and Asia. It attempts to ascertain commonalities, overlaps and differences between artistic expressions of the “clownesque” from these various continents and genres, and above all, to examine the role of the clown in our cultures today.This volume is of interest for scholars of political and comic drama, film and visual art as well as scholars of comparative literature and anthropology.

The Art of Not Having it All

True Stories of Men, Sex, and Other Disasters

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Author: Melissa Kite

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466858230

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Melissa Kite's hilarious and honest memoir draws readers in to her exploits in not having it all in the world of leaning in—complete with dating misadventures, heroic plumbers, and clinically obese fish. Does a great weekend for you mean scrubbing all the grouting in your bathroom with a toothbrush? Do you fantasize about the handyman who in three days brought you more happiness than your useless ex-boyfriend did in three years? Do you write to-do lists that need paginating, and include items such as "re-mortgage house, get pregnant, climb Kilimanjaro"? Welcome to Melissa Kite's life and her uproarious, no-holds-barred memoir, The Art of Not Having it All, about the adventures of not having it all as a single lady in your prime. For a long time, Melissa had no idea there was anyone else out there remotely like her. Nearly every other woman she knew seemed to be valiantly juggling work and family life. By contrast, Melissa felt as though, in the fluttering mass of yellow Post-it notes on her fridge there was one that read, "Don't forget to get married and have kids," which had got covered in shopping lists, dry-cleaner receipts and trash collection schedules. If not having it all (the white picket fence, the kid, the job, the Mr. Right who helps you free your chubby angelfish who has wedged himself into a plastic log) means having just enough for you, then get ready to fall in love with your new best friend...

Explorations in National Cinemas

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Author: Mark Glasser,Moskowitz,Ben Lawton,Wegner,Janet Staiger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780913178522

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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