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The Resource Comedy acting for theatre : the art and craft of performing in comedies, Sidney Homan and Brian Rhinehart

Comedy acting for theatre : the art and craft of performing in comedies, Sidney Homan and Brian Rhinehart

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Comedy acting for theatre : the art and craft of performing in comedies
Title
Comedy acting for theatre
Title remainder
the art and craft of performing in comedies
Statement of responsibility
Sidney Homan and Brian Rhinehart
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Rooted in performance and performance criticism Comedy Acting for Theatre is a textbook which offers a detailed examination of how comedy works, along with advice for the actor sending a comic message, allowing them to better understand the communication of comedy from the point of view of both the performer and the audience. Applying the twin perspectives of theory and performance, the authors analyse a variety of plays, both modern and classic, from writers including Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Christopher Durang, Michael Frayn, among others, as well as an extensive exploration of acting in Shakespeare's comedies. Analysing why we laugh and what we laugh at, and describing how performers can elicit this response from their audience, Comedy Acting for Theatre: The Art and Craft of Performing in Comedies is a detailed and essential handbook for actors seeking to put in memorable - and hilarious - performances"--
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LBSOR/DLC
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1938-
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Homan, Sidney
Dewey number
792.02/8
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2071.C57
LC item number
H66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rhinehart, Brian
Series statement
Performance books
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  • Acting
  • Comedy
  • Theater
  • Acting
  • Comedy
  • Theater
Label
Comedy acting for theatre : the art and craft of performing in comedies, Sidney Homan and Brian Rhinehart
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Why we laugh -- Improv and comedy -- Basic rules for the comic actor -- Elements of the comic character -- Psychological and performance issues in playing comedy -- Playing the whole comedy -- Options in playing Shakespeare's comedy -- The actor and four forms of comedy -- Coda: the audience
Control code
968630414
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 193 pages
Isbn
9781350012769
Lccn
2017025555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)968630414
Label
Comedy acting for theatre : the art and craft of performing in comedies, Sidney Homan and Brian Rhinehart
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Why we laugh -- Improv and comedy -- Basic rules for the comic actor -- Elements of the comic character -- Psychological and performance issues in playing comedy -- Playing the whole comedy -- Options in playing Shakespeare's comedy -- The actor and four forms of comedy -- Coda: the audience
Control code
968630414
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 193 pages
Isbn
9781350012769
Lccn
2017025555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)968630414

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