Style: Acting in High Comedy

Style: Acting in High Comedy

by Maria Aitken
     
 

(Applause Books). This book isn't a critical examination of high comedy. Rather, it's a collection of suggestions for the middlemen: the actors who have to catch the comic spark from the playwright and pass it on to the audience. The effort involved must be imperceptible: one has to acquire the cleverness, the articulacy, the febrility of the characters and…  See more details below

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(Applause Books). This book isn't a critical examination of high comedy. Rather, it's a collection of suggestions for the middlemen: the actors who have to catch the comic spark from the playwright and pass it on to the audience. The effort involved must be imperceptible: one has to acquire the cleverness, the articulacy, the febrility of the characters and then make the whole laborious exercise seem like swimming through silk...The characters in high comedies don't find verbal sophistication difficult or unfamiliar; they enjoy it as you might enjoy slang.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557832146
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Applause Acting Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
158
Sales rank:
350,206
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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