American Theatre Clowning Documentary

Just discovered (thanks to Jim Moore’s Vaudevisual site)  this documentary about American theatre clowning from the American Theatre Wing.  Features Slava Polunin, David Shiner, Joel Jeske, and Brent McBeth talking about the clown, what works, what doesn’t and the work of being a theatrical clown. So what’s great about this video?  Well, clearly, one of the things I love is […]

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Julie Goell’s Life In a Clownhouse

Julie Goell is a well-known performer and teacher of comedy and physical theatre, (and the wife of renowned Eccentric Avner.)  She has written a book about clowning and performing.  The book, entitled Life In A Clownhouse is part teaching manual, part memoir,  and all about her and Avner’s theories of performance and clowning. I have taken a couple of classes […]

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