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Serious play : modern clown performance

Author: Louise Peacock
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago : Intellect, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Peacock, Louise.
Serious play.
Bristol, UK ; Chicago : Intellect, 2009
(OCoLC)262429429
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Peacock
ISBN: 9781841503301 1841503304
OCLC Number: 435535838
Description: 1 online resource (183 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Play, Serious and Frivolous --
Chapter 1. Clowns and Clown Play --
Chapter 2. The Development of the Circus Clown: Frame and Content --
Chapter 3. Clowns on Stage --
Chapter 4. Clowns who Act: Actors who Clown --
Chapter 5. The Truth Tellers: Clowns in Religion and Politics --
Chapter 6. Clown Healers --
Conclusion: The Centrality of Play in Clowning --
Clown Index --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Louise Peacock.

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Investigates the nature and function of clown performance in modern society. Through analysis of clowning in a range of settings, this book establishes a theoretical framework for the evaluation of  Read more...

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