Slapstick and Comic Performance: Comedy and Pain (Hardback)
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Slapstick and Comic Performance: Comedy and Pain (Hardback)

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Hardback 184 Pages / Published: 18/07/2014
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Slapstick comedy has a long and lively history from Greek Theatre to the present day. This book explores the ways in which comic pain and comic violence are performed within slapstick to make the audience laugh. It draws examples from theatre, television and film on both sides of the Atlantic.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230364134
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 375 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm


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This is a very ambitious book, which considers a range of examples anything from Punch & Judy to Jackass , from Buster Keaton to The Simpsons woven together to form an illuminating set of ideas offering new insight into the delicious art of slapstick. - Oliver Double, University of Kent, UK

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