How to Fail Successfully
Centering, Presence and the Neutral Mask
Status: Solos, Duos, and the Clown Trio
Playing with Props
The Zanni: Commedia’s Clown
Movement, Gesture, Speech, Stillness
Text and Timing, Sound and Subtext
Full Face and Half Face Masks
Clown to Commedia to Bouffon
The Mask of the Clown: A Brief History
Making Something from Nothing
Discovering Your Clown and Devising a Show
A Pharmacist and a Clown Walk into a Bar
A Fool’s Research
Laughter, the Universal Language
Joe is currently working on THE handbook for teaching, training and performing Clown, Commedia, Mask Performance, Slapstick and Physical Theatre.
CLOWN The Physical Comedian is a one of a kind handbook for Actors, Teachers, Directors and Designers, Improvisers, Stand Up Comedians, Circus Artists, Musical Theatre Actors, Renaissance Players, Mask Performers and Commedia Troupes. Oh yes, and Clowns.
It’s a detailed and richly illustrated compilation of exercises and games for ensemble building, character development, creating cabaret and clown routines, commedia scenes, physicalising text, vocalising movement, devising theatre and working with established scripts. These exercises have been tried and tested in classrooms, workshops and theatres all over the world.
It’s full of wise words and incisive insights by an artist who has over 30 years of experience as an actor, teacher, director and designer, working in venues ranging from house parties to nightclubs, varieté to cabaret, intimate performances in black box theatres to street performing on the plazas of Europe, from one-ring circuses to three-ring American extravaganzas, the Scottish National Opera to Shakespeare’s Globe, the London Olympics to Wembley Stadium.
Currently seeking publishers. Contact Joe for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org