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Slapstick and Comic Performance: Comedy and Pain (Paperback)

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Slapstick comedy has a long and lively history from Greek Theatre to the present day. This book explores the ways in which comic pain and comic violence are performed within slapstick to make the audience laugh. It draws examples from theatre, television and film on both sides of the Atlantic.

About the Author

Louise Peacock is a Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Practice at the University of Hull, UK, where she teaches a range of courses related to comedy in popular performance. She is the author of Serious Play: Modern Clown Performance.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781349349296
ISBN-10: 1349349291
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: January 1st, 2014
Pages: 184
Language: English