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No kidding! : clown as protagonist in twentieth-century theater

Author: Donald McManus
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work examines the way the clown has been used as a serious character by important playwrights and directors in twentieth-century theater. Experiments with Clown by Jean Cocteau, Vsevolod  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McManus, Donald, 1959-
No kidding!.
Newark : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, ©2003
(DLC) 2003004112
(OCoLC)51810618
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald McManus
ISBN: 9780845345672 0845345672
OCLC Number: 297277054
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (190 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: Towards an understanding of clown --
Clown as focus of Agon in modernism --
Chasing and gagging clown: early modernism and the development of French mime --
Meyerhold's transformation from Pierrot to Kapellmeister: The fairground booth and Columbine's scarf --
Clown in Brecht's theory of acting: Mann ist Mann as anti-tragedy --
Clown in Beckett's theater: Waiting for Godot, Endgame, Act without words --
Clown in Giorgio Strehler's theater --
Clown as proletarian messiah: Dario Fo --
Clown as protagonist in the heartland of popular culture --
Conclusion: The return of the film clown.
Responsibility: Donald McManus.

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