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Serious Play free pdf Clowns' slapstick is their primary mode of performance and allows them to provoke audiences to laughter wherever they perform. This innovative book, focussing on contemporary practice in the USA and Europe over the last 50 years, investigates the nature and function of clown performance in modern society. Through analysis of clowning in a range of settings - theatre, the circus, hospitals, refugee camps and churches - Peacock establishes a theoretical framework for the evaluation of physical comedy. Peacock explores clowning outside of conventional venues, in clown doctor organisations, refugee camps and war zones. This is the first book of its kind to consider clowning performance venues and performance styles in the light of Play Theory, including comparisons of traditional clowning with contemporary circuses such as Cirque du Soleil, and an in-depth look at famous clowns such as Nola Rae and Slava Polunin.

About Louise Peacock

Louise Peacock is a Lecturer in Drama at the University of Hull, where she also received her MA, MSc and Ph.D.

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Author : Louise Peacock
Publisher : Intellect Books
Data Published : 01 June 2009
ISBN : 1841502413
EAN : 9781841502410
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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