The Craft of Comedy by Athene Seyler,Stephen Haggard,Robert Barton

By Athene Seyler,Stephen Haggard,Robert Barton

"a paintings at the artwork and craft of comedy as very important in its personal manner as works via Stanislavski and Chekhov"Oxford Theatre Companion

In 1939, a tender, green actor wrote to a recognized actress of his acquaintance, soliciting for recommendation on taking part in comedy. She answered enthusiastically, and so they corresponded variously over the following 12 months. The Craft of Comedy, a checklist of those exchanges, quickly emerged as one of many few vintage texts within the box of comedy acting.

This significant new version takes an excellent ebook and makes it higher. Editor Robert Barton has devised vast supplementary fabric, including:

  • An advent to the correspondents, the tradition of the time, and the evolution in their book;

  • Summaries, definitions, and workouts and perform scenes for readers wishing to discover Athene Seyler’s worthy advice;

  • Photographs, extra essays through Seyler, and a advisor to simply accessed videos of her performing.

Seyler’s lucid information, and Barton’s scrupulous editorship, confirm this mythical work’s rightful prestige is restored: as one of many nice sensible publications to the craft of comedy, and a necessary source for actors and scholars of acting.

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