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Comedy Acting for Theatre : The Art and Craft of Performing in Comedies - (Hardcover)

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Analysing why we laugh and what we laugh at, and describing how performers can elicit this response from their audience, this book enables actors to create memorable – and hilarious – performances.Rooted in performance and performance criticism, Sidney Homan and Brian Rhinehart provide a detailed explanation of how comedy works, along with advice on how to communicate comedy from the point of view of both the performer and the audience. Combining theory and performance, the authors analyse a variety of plays, both modern and classic. Playwrights featured include Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Christopher Durang, and Michael Frayn. Acting in Shakespeare's comedies is also covered in depth.

Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Performing Arts
Series Title: Performance Books
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Sidney Homan & Brian Rhinehart
Language: English
Street Date: February 22, 2018
TCIN: 52199488
UPC: 9781350012769
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-3148
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