Joe's first book on teaching Clown and Physical Comedy is out now! Published by Bloomsbury, CLOWN The Physical Comedian contains insights into comic play and physical expression, over a hundred exercises and games, as well as ideas and techniques for helping you create original, devised material. It also includes over forty photos of clowns and physical comedy performers in action.
Many of the exercises are original and cannot be found in any other books. This is a unique and informative handbook for Actors, Teachers, Directors, Improvisers, Clowns, Stand Up Comedians, Circus Artists, Musical Theatre Actors, Renaissance Players, Street Performers and Physical Theatre artists.
It includes discussions, games and exercises on the themes of Play, Curiosity, Competition, Collaboration, Provocation, Physical Expression, and Solo, Duo, Trio, and Ensemble work. Plus character development, creating cabaret and clown routines, devising theatre and working with established scripts. These exercises have been tried and tested in classrooms, workshops and theatres all over the world.
The books are full of wise words and incisive insights by an artist who has over 35 years of experience as an actor, teacher, director and designer, working in venues ranging from house parties to nightclubs, varieté to cabaret, intimate performances in black box theatres to street performing on the plazas of Europe, from one-ring circuses to three-ring American extravaganzas, the Scottish National Opera to Shakespeare’s Globe, the Belfast Community Circus to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, the London Olympics to Wembley Stadium.
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