(Applause Books). This book isn't a critical examination of high comedy. Rather, it's a collection of suggestions for the middlemen: the actors who have to catch the comic spark from the playwright and pass it on to the audience. The effort involved must be imperceptible: one has to acquire the cleverness, the articulacy, the febrility of the characters and then make the whole laborious exercise seem like swimming through silk...The characters in high comedies don't find verbal sophistication difficult or unfamiliar; they enjoy it as you might enjoy slang.
Series: Applause Acting Series
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st February 2000
Publisher: Applause Theatre Book Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 13.5 x 21.0 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.21