This is a one-of-a-kind resource for students, actors, teachers and directors interested in physical comedy — from slapstick pratfalls to the theatre of the absurd. Written from a practical, not theoretical, viewpoint, Robinson believes that the basic physical skills of comedy can be taught to anyone. He provides a thorough explanation of a range of techniques for developing comic timing, writing original material and working with scripts. The book includes numerous hands-on exercises designed to help anyone, regardless of experience, develop their sense of play. Read more...
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