Funny Business: An Introduction to Comedy with Royalty-free Plays and Sketches

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Meriwether Publishing, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 327 pages
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Comedy relies upon exaggeration, incongruity, automatism, character inconsistency, surprise and derision. This work contains 22 one-act plays and sketches demonstrating comedy techniques suitable for student actors. It covers comedy genres such as absurdism, tragicomedy, farce and melodrama.

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Cassady is a former actor/director and university professor with a PhD in theatre. He is fiction/drama editor of Crazyquilt Quarterly. While teaching at Montclair State he started a program of workshops, classes and special projects in playwriting. He has written more than 40 books including novels, short stories, drama collections, haiku, biography, and books on theatre and storytelling.

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