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You are currently browsing 1–8 of 8 new and published books in the subject of Comedy Acting — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Creating Solo Performance

    By Sean Bruno, Luke Dixon

    Creating Solo Performance is an innovative toolbox of exercises and challenges focused on providing you – the performer – with engaging and inspiring ways to explore and develop your idea both on the page and in the performance space. The creation of a solo show may be the most rewarding,...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Craft of Comedy

    By Athene Seyler, Stephen Haggard

    Edited by Robert Barton

    "a work on the art and craft of comedy as important in its own way as works by Stanislavski and Chekhov" – Oxford Theatre Companion In 1939, a young, inexperienced actor wrote to a famous actress of his acquaintance, asking for advice on playing comedy. She responded enthusiastically, and they...

    Published December 20th 2012 by Routledge

  3. On Humour

    By Simon Critchley

    Series: Thinking in Action

    Does humour make us human, or do the cats and dogs laugh along with us? On Humour is a fascinating, beautifully written and funny book on what humour can tell us about being human. Simon Critchley skilfully probes some of the most perennial but least understood aspects of humour, such as our...

    Published May 30th 2002 by Routledge

  4. Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedy

    By Jay Sankey

    In this engaging and disarmingly frank book, comic Jay Sankey spills the beans, explaining not only how to write and perform stand-up comedy, but how to improve and perfect your work. Much more than a how-to manual Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedy is the most detailed and comprehensive book on...

    Published April 22nd 1998 by Routledge

  5. Ladies Laughing

    Wit as Control in Contemporary American Women Writers

    By Barbara Levy

    This engaging and accessible book examines the world of seven contemporary, popular American women writers and their individual use of wit as a subtle and effective strategy to engage, or "control", the reader. A chapter is devoted to each of the seven writers - Lisa Alther, Rita Mae Brown, Nora...

    Published November 12th 1997 by Routledge

  6. Russian Comedy of the Nikolaian Rea

    Edited by Laurence Senelick

    These four Russian comedies were written during the reign of Nicholas I, a period of considerable repression and censorship. They represent the most popular genres of the period. Lensky's Her First Night was an immensely popular vaudeville which held the stage for years; Kozma Prutkov's Fantasy is...

    Published October 28th 1997 by Routledge

  7. Queens of Comedy

    Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and the New Generation of Funny Women

    By Susan Horowitz

    Through candid personal interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and other visionary performers, Queens of Comedy explores how comediennes have redefined the roles of women in not only the entertainment business, but society as a whole. Detailing both their public and private lives - as well as...

    Published June 12th 1997 by Routledge

  8. Look Who's Laugh:Stud/Gender/C

    By Finney

    First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 15th 1994 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Clowns: In conversation with modern masters
    Edited by David Bridel, Ezra Lebank
    To Be Published April 21st 2015
  2. Provocation in Popular Culture
    By Bim Mason
    To Be Published June 29th 2015

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