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Finding Your Funny Bone! The Actor's Guide to Physical Comedy and Characters
     

Finding Your Funny Bone! The Actor's Guide to Physical Comedy and Characters

by Nancy Gold
 
Finding Your Funny Bone is a how-to approach to creating comedy, geared to you. Comedy knows no bounds. It is the sweet smile that makes your life more enjoyable.

Some people are naturals . . . they have the gift. Others need a little guidance. Either way, these games, exercises, improvisations, and clown entrees will enrich you both on the performance level and

Overview

Finding Your Funny Bone is a how-to approach to creating comedy, geared to you. Comedy knows no bounds. It is the sweet smile that makes your life more enjoyable.

Some people are naturals . . . they have the gift. Others need a little guidance. Either way, these games, exercises, improvisations, and clown entrees will enrich you both on the performance level and within yourself.

Explore, experiment, and enjoy the arts of:

* mime
* masks
* movement
* clowning
* juggling
* improvisation
* acting

as you discover your silly stupid side. Then create the combination of these tools that works for you. It takes a great deal of courage, intelligence, and grace to be funny. Comedy is a serious business. Be funny now!

PHOTOS THROUGHOUT, INCLUDING A FLIP-BOOK SECTION IN THE BACK!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575254494
Publisher:
Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are Saying About This

MaryBeth Cavanaugh
"Nancy Gold really understands what it takes to be a great comedic performer and how to teach comedy to others. Her easy to understand techniques will guide you to discover your hidden talents. These are essential tools for every actor and teacher."--(MaryBeth Cavanaugh, Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, Berkeley, Ca)
Craig Slaight
"Finding Your Funny Bone! The Actor's Guide to Physical Comedy and Characters is so remarkable and such an accomplishment. It is as useful as it is illuminating. It is also a real find for the performer or teacher, a treasured volume to include in the actors tool kit. I encourage you to jump into her amazing book with both feet."--(Craig Slaight, American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, Ca)

Meet the Author

Nancy Gold is a multifaceted performing artist, director, teacher and writer. Her passion is expressed in mime, mask, movement, clowning, juggling, acting, writing, and improvisation. She has studied physical theater in Paris with Jacques LeCoq, mime with Claude Kipnis, and clowning with Ctibor Turba. She holds a BFA from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and a master's equivalency degree. Ms. Gold teaches at the ACT Young Conservatory and Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. Her performing arts program BodyTalk has been supported by numerous foundations and featured in the national media. Ms. Gold teaches at schools and universities throughout the country. She lives in San Francisco and performs internationally with her partner and husband Lol Levy.

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