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The Craft of Comedy: The 21st Century Edition
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date February 8, 2013
Pages 147
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780415527231
ISBN-10 0415527236
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $130.00
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"a work on the art and craft of comedy as important in its own way as works by Stanislavski and Chekhov"Oxford Theatre Companion


In 1939, a young, inexperienced actor wrote to a famous actress of his acquaintance, asking for advice on playing comedy. She responded enthusiastically, and they corresponded variously over the next year. The Craft of Comedy, a record of these exchanges, soon emerged as one of the few classic texts in the field of comedy acting.


This major new edition takes a brilliant book and makes it better. Editor Robert Barton has devised extensive supplementary material, including:




  • An introduction to the correspondents, the culture of the time, and the evolution of their book;



  • Summaries, definitions, and exercises and practice scenes for readers wishing to explore Athene Seyler’s invaluable advice;



  • Photographs, additional essays by Seyler, and a guide to easily accessed video clips of her performing.


Seyler’s lucid guidance, and Barton’s scrupulous editorship, ensure this legendary work’s rightful status is restored: as one of the great practical guides to the craft of comedy, and an essential resource for actors and students of acting.



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Hardcover
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Reprint edition from Routledge (February 8, 2013)
9780415527231 | details & prices | 147 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $130.00
About: "a work on the art and craft of comedy as important in its own way as works by Stanislavski and Chekhov" – Oxford Theatre CompanionIn 1939, a young, inexperienced actor wrote to a famous actress of his acquaintance, asking for advice on playing comedy.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Routledge (February 8, 2013)
9780415527248 | details & prices | 147 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.44 lbs | List price $39.95
About: "a work on the art and craft of comedy as important in its own way as works by Stanislavski and Chekhov" – Oxford Theatre Companion In 1939, a young, inexperienced actor wrote to a famous actress of his acquaintance, asking for advice on playing comedy.

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