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The Resource Acting comedy, edited by Christopher Olsen

Acting comedy, edited by Christopher Olsen

Label
Acting comedy
Title
Acting comedy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Christopher Olsen
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Despite being roundly cited as much harder to perform than its dramatic counterpart, comic acting is traditionally seen as a performance genre that can't be taught. At best it is often described as a skill that can only be learned "on the job" through years of practice, or given to a performer through natural talent. Acting Comedy is an effort to examine this idea more rigorously by looking at different aspects of the comic actor's craft. Each chapter is written by an expert in a particular form--from actors and directors to teachers and standup comedians. Topics covered include: how performers work with audiences; how comic texts can be enhanced through word and musical rhythm analysis; how physical movements can generate comic moments and build character
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2071.C57
LC item number
O47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Olsen, Christopher
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Acting
  • Comedy
  • Acting
  • Comedy
Label
Acting comedy, edited by Christopher Olsen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Through wall's chunk" ; or, Audience interplay in comic acting / Ian Wilkie -- Straight line/wavy line / Steve Kaplan -- Using punctuation to facilitate comedy in the plays of George Bernard Shaw and beyond / Candice Brown -- Comedy through commedia / Judith Chaffee -- Physicalizing force / Davis Rider Robinson -- Comic gesture using "viewpoints" / Christopher Olsen -- Playing with language : wit and wordplay / Merry Conway -- Comedy struucture and acting choices / Greg Dean -- The secret of great comedy / Scott Meltzer -- Unexpected : 5 1/2 rules to better improvisation / Shad Willingham
Control code
906447054
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 167 pages
Isbn
9781138891418
Lccn
2015012710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)906447054
Label
Acting comedy, edited by Christopher Olsen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Through wall's chunk" ; or, Audience interplay in comic acting / Ian Wilkie -- Straight line/wavy line / Steve Kaplan -- Using punctuation to facilitate comedy in the plays of George Bernard Shaw and beyond / Candice Brown -- Comedy through commedia / Judith Chaffee -- Physicalizing force / Davis Rider Robinson -- Comic gesture using "viewpoints" / Christopher Olsen -- Playing with language : wit and wordplay / Merry Conway -- Comedy struucture and acting choices / Greg Dean -- The secret of great comedy / Scott Meltzer -- Unexpected : 5 1/2 rules to better improvisation / Shad Willingham
Control code
906447054
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 167 pages
Isbn
9781138891418
Lccn
2015012710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)906447054

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