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Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 387 pages
Looks at the nuclear strategist and his 1960 book "On Thermonuclear War," depicting how Herman Kahn became the first virtuoso of unknown unknowns.
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Satyric and heroic mimes: attitude as the way of the mime in ritual and beyond

Kathryn Wylie - Performing Arts - 1994 - 254 pages
The origin and essence of the Western mime are examined in the first part of the book. Traceable to the masked roleplaying of Greek theater, many of the sacred functions of ...
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Comic Practice/comic Response

Robert I. Williams - Performing Arts - 1993 - 199 pages
This study focuses on response to comedy. The author maintains we respond rather mindlessly to comic effect. Comedy itself, in the philosophical sense, is seen as play. The ...
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National styles of humor

Avner Ziv - Humor - 1988 - 243 pages
This volume represents a first in its analysis of historical trends in the humor of eight Western countries: Australia, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, the ...
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Actor as Anti-character: Dionysus, the Devil, and the Boy Rosalind

Lesley Wade Soule - Drama - 2000 - 203 pages
Explores the actor as subversive celebrant in premodern popular theatre, with special attention to Aristophanes' Frogs, medieval mystery plays, and Shakespeare's As You Like It.
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