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Why is that so funny? : a practical exploration of physical comedy

Author: John Wright
Publisher: New York : Limelight Editions, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Wright
ISBN: 9780879103439 0879103434
OCLC Number: 123914059
Notes: Originally published: London : Nick Hern Books, 2006.
Description: xvii, 334 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: About laughter --
The gentle art of playfulness: Play ; Complicity ; Theatre as game --
Messing about with meaning: States of tension ; Rhythm ; Timing ; Making choices and shaping action --
The gentle art of idiocy: Simple clown ; Pathetic clown ; Tragic clown --
The gentle art of ridicule: Parody ; Pastiche ; Caricature ; Burlesque ; Buffoon.
Responsibility: John Wright ; foreword by Toby Jones.
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