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