Be a Clown

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Sterling Pub., 2002 - Performing Arts - 160 pages
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Make them laugh! If you like to clown around, then it's time to get serious about your talent. Clowning is also a serious art form. Being a clown means more than merely putting on silly makeup and jumping around. With this book you can use movement, makeup and costume, satire and a character you have developed to make people laugh. With these professional routines, tips and advice, you can become a master of slapstick performance. Discover your hat; How to say hello; Types of clown; Discover your clown; Clown fantasies; Secret thoughts of the clown; Warm ups; The whipcracker; The boxing gag; The levitation gag; The washerwoman; The wire walker; The balloon chase; Creating your own routines; Creating your image; Make up; Top author: has toured as a clown with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, appeared in Hollywood movies, and teaches acting for film and television at The New York School. By the same author: Be A Mime! the classic guide to performing without words (0-8069-6417-0; h/b 13.99; [copyright] 2002); Second revised and expanded edition of this classic book. Previous edition 0-8069-5804-9; [copyright] 1981

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Contents

Seriously Clowning Around
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2 Discover Your Hat
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5 How to Say Hello
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About the Author
Mark Stolzenberg has appeared in the feature films Her Alibi with Tom Selleck and Luggage of the Gods as well as on TV in ABC's "All M Children", CBS' "Dellaventura", and "Breakfast in Bed," which aired on HBO, SHOWTIME, and CINEMAX. He has toured as a clown with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, co-written and starred in the stage show Pierrot & Pirouette, which ran Off-Broadway, and written the feature length screenplay A Clown in New York and the book How to be A Mime. Most recently Mr. Stolzenberg has completed a new feature film script and written, produced, and starred in a short film. He teaches "Acting for Film and Television" at The New School in New York City.

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