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Clown Training

A Practical Guide

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25 September 2015

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21 March 2016

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This comprehensive guide to clown training invites you into the clown workshop and leads you through a complete clown syllabus – from the first steps in playfulness to the work of devising and creating performable numbers...

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This comprehensive guide to clown training invites you into the clown workshop and leads you through a complete clown syllabus – from the first steps in playfulness to the work of devising and creating performable numbers and shows.

Exploring key clown training methods and drawing on Jon Davison's experience as a leading international clown teacher, Clown Training offers detailed descriptions and analyses of a wide range of techniques, games and exercises. Both practical and reflective, this is the ideal companion for students and teachers of clowning alike

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Covers a burgeoning area of study in Theatre and Performance, forming part of most Actor Training/Physical Theatre courses

Ideal for students: Clowning is largely understood by doing, so the book combines exercises, games and activities with the historical and theoretical context

Broad coverage: Favours no single training method, drawing on a wide range of cultural contributors from France, Russia, USA, Spanish-speaking countries, as well as non-Western clowning forms

The author is an international authority on clowning who has a wealth of teaching experience and developed the Clown course at Escola de Clown de Barcelona

Acnowledgements
Introduction
PART I: TRAINING
1. Play and Pleasure
2. Clown and Audience
3. The Flop and other Clown Dynamics (and the dynamics of eliciting laughter)
4. Epilogue to Part I: Noses and Hats
PART II: DEVISING CLOWN MATERIAL
5. An Encyclopaedia of Wrongness
6. Structure
7. Making Shows
8. Epilogue to Part II: Conclusions
Bibliography
Index.
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Jon Davison has been a clown, teacher, director, actor and writer for the last 30 years. He trained at the École Philippe Gaulier (London) and Fool Time Circus School (Bristol). He holds an MA in Practice as Research from the University of Kent and was an AHRC-funded Creative Fellow at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, investigating Clown/Actor Training, where he is now Visiting Lecturer in Clowning. He performs internationally as a clown with the company 'Companyia d'Idiotes', and was a co-founder in 2006 of the Escola de Clown de Barcelona, where he developed the first ever Clown Theory and History unit, and where he is now co-Director of Studies, responsible for the design and development of...

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Jon Davison has been a clown, teacher, director, actor and writer for the last 30 years. He trained at the École Philippe Gaulier (London) and Fool Time Circus School (Bristol). He holds an MA in Practice as Research from the University of Kent and was an AHRC-funded Creative Fellow at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, investigating Clown/Actor Training, where he is now Visiting Lecturer in Clowning. He performs internationally as a clown with the company 'Companyia d'Idiotes', and was a co-founder in 2006 of the Escola de Clown de Barcelona, where he developed the first ever Clown Theory and History unit, and where he is now co-Director of Studies, responsible for the design and development of full-time training programmes. He is the author of Clown: Readings in Theatre Practice.

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