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Review: Henry V, commedia-style, finds the funny but loses the tragedy

Review: Henry V, commedia-style, finds the funny but loses the tragedy October 23, 2018, by Tim Treanor It is worth noting that almost all the Shakespeare histories are tragedies, and almost all the kings whose stories he recounts are fools or knaves or both. The one exception (aside from the obsequious Henry VIII, of …

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This Clown Philosopher Lives in a Wonderful, Whimsical World | Short Film Showcase

Rooted in physical comedy, clowning has transcended cultural barriers since ancient times. In this short film by the American Theatre Wing, enter the whimsical world of philosopher Slava Polunin and follow clowns through their routines. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase About Short Film Showcase: The …

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ILC – Three Common Mistakes in Teaching Commedia

Interview with Tony Kishawi Three Common Mistakes in Teaching Commedia A common mistake for teaching Commedia is that the the art department of the drama department get really excited and they say oh let’s work together we’ll make the masks in art and we’ll use them in the drama, meaning …

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Make ‘Em Laugh: Common Ground in Comic Characters | Matthew R. Wilson | TEDxUM

Make ‘Em Laugh: Common Ground in Comic Characters | Matthew R. Wilson | TEDxUM Published on Nov 30, 2015 Are some things always funny?  While most jokes rely on cultural context, comic performers throughout history have found common sources of amusement that transcend linguistic or national boundaries. Actor and historian Matthew …

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