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Finding Your Funny Bone!

Finding Your Funny Bone!
Your Price: $18.95 CDN
Author: Nancy Gold
Publisher: Smith & Kraus
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 182
Pub. Date: 2006
ISBN-10: 1575254492
ISBN-13: 9781575254494

About the Book:

Become a More Powerful, Energized, and Spontaneous Performer!

Finding Your Funny Bone! is a wonderful how-to approach to creating physical comedy and finding the creative comic within you. Subtitled The Actors Guide to Physical Comedy and Characters, this easy-to-read text is written for both teachers and performers. Punctuated by outstanding photos and illustrations, Finding Your Funny Bone! gives you all the practical tools you need to create a combination that works for you.

In Finding Your Funny Bone! you will explore, experience, and enjoy games and exercises for:
• mime
• mask
• movement
• improvisation
• acting
• juggling
• clowning
• writing

What people say:

"This book is a delightful, detailed approach to comedic performance that every actor can learn from." — Backstage Magazine

"Gold’s book is a basic how-to manual for performers, directors and teachers that touches on mime, movement, acting, clowning, improvisation, writing and even juggling. Physical theatre training is difficult to capture within the pages of a book, but Gold does a good job — helped by lively text, photos and illustrations. Her approach is refreshing, too — urging readers to experiment with all the techniques she describes, then discard what doesn’t work for them.." — Stage Directions Magazine

About the Author:

Nancy Gold is a multifaceted performing artist, director, teacher, and writer. She is the author of Finding Your Funny Bone!The Actor’s Guide to Physical Comedy and Characters. She has taught at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, American Conservatory Theater Young Conservatory, Marin Theatre Company, California Shakespeare Theater, UCLA and throughout California, Illinois and Maryland in public and private schools. She studied with Jacques LeCoq and Ctibor Turba and holds a BFA from the University of Illinois. Nancy performs her comedy characters and vaudeville with her partner, Lol Levy.