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Why Is That So Funny?

A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy

by John Wright

  • 321 Want to read
  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Limelight Editions .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Acting techniques,
  • Acting & Auditioning,
  • Comedy,
  • Reference,
  • Music / Reference,
  • Music,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Acting,
  • Technique

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages334
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8127922M
    ISBN 100879103434
    ISBN 109780879103439
    OCLC/WorldCa123914059

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    In Stephen King's book, On Writing, he emphasizes one step for aspiring writers: read. Read a lot, and often. Read a lot, and often. If you want to enjoy a humorous life, why not follow the same. Down the one path of the quick apology and standard answer lay the good grade for religion class. Down the other path lay the possibility of a very big laugh. A good grade in religion class is always a good thing in Catholic school. No arguing that. But this was a really funny joke, and I knew why it was funny.


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John Wright's book "Why is That So Funny?: A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy" is one of the best purchases I've made in this genre. It's incredibly insightful and practical. It's a must have for anyone involved in teaching, studying and performing physical theatre and clown.

Teachers and performers alike will benefit from Wright's /5(28). Why Is That So Funny. book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This unique exploration of the principles and practice of phy /5. John Wright's book "Why is That So Funny?: A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy" is one of the best purchases I've made in this genre.

It's incredibly insightful and practical. It's a must have for anyone involved in teaching, studying and performing physical theatre and clown/5(28). The book opens with an analysis of the different kinds of laughter that can be provoked by performance.

This is followed by the main part of the book: games and exercises devised to demonstrate and investigate the whole range of comic possibilities open to a performer. Why Is That So Funny. will be invaluable to teachers and performers and Pages: John Wright is a multi award winning internationally recognized director and teacher of theatre and author of the best selling book Why is that so funny?.

He was a co-founder of the acclaimed theatre companies Told by an Idiot (he directed all of their early productions) and Trestle Theatre. Why Is That So Funny. is an invaluable book for teachers and performers, and a fascinating read for anyone interested in how comedy works. What people are saying - Write a review We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

The book is jam-packed with highly readable accounts of shows, rehearsals and life experiences which have helped shape Wright’s approach. You can dip into it easily to pick up ideas for creating one of the simplest yet often elusive moments in theatre – the laugh.5/5.

Why Is That So Funny. opens with an analysis of the different kinds of laughter that can be provoked by performance. This is followed by the main part of the book: games and exercises devised to demonstrate and investigate the whole range of comic possibilities open to a performer/5(31).

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Conway’s often-improvised humor, razor-sharp timing, and hilarious characters have made him one of the funniest and most authentic performers to grace the stage and studio/5(). Why Is That So Funny. | A practical investigation of how comedy works, by a well-respected practitioner and teacher.

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Why Is That So Funny. is an invaluable book for teachers and performers, and a fascinating read for anyone interested in how comedy works. So I pushed her over. I bought some shoes from a drug dealer.

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"What's So Funny?: Why Do We Need Humor?" This book from the Literature & Thought series contains literature that challenges the reader, promotes critical thinking, and encourages independent exploration of themes and issues related to this topic. APA Citation (style guide). Wright, J. (). Why is that so funny?: a practical exploration of physical comedy.

New York: Limelight Editions. Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide). Wright, John. The book opens with an analysis of the different kinds of laughter that can be provoked by performance. This is followed by the main part of the book: games and exercises devised to demonstrate and investigate the whole range of comic possibilities open to a performer.

Why Is That So Funny? will be invaluable to teachers and performers and. So either Jews got funnier, or they were just funny all along and nobody noticed. There are plenty of theories to explain Jewish humor — most devised by : Mark Horowitz.