Performing in Comedy: A Student’s Guide [Paperback]
Ian Wilkie (Author)
Ian Wilkie contends that comic acting is a distinct art form, and as such demands a unique skillset. By exploring the ways in which performance choices and improvised moments can work in conjunction with texts themselves, “Performing in Comedy “offers an indispensable practical tool for enhancing comic performance.
This volume is a must-read for any actors, directors or students who work with comic texts. Wilkie synthesises theories and principles of comedy with practical tips, and re-evaluates the ways in which these ideas can be used by the performer.
Most importantly, these skills timing, focus, awareness are teachable rather than being innate talents. Exercises, interviews and guides to further resources enhance this comprehensive exploration of comic acting.
Format Paperback | 238 pages
Dimensions 156 x 234 x 19mm | 358g
Publication date 29 Apr 2016
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint ROUTLEDGE (April 20, 2016)
Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom
Publication Date: April 20, 2016
Edition statement Reprint
Illustrations note 37 black & white halftones, 1 black & white line drawings