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Clowning As Critical Practice: Performance Humor In The South Pacific William E. Mitchell

Clowning As Critical Practice: Performance Humor In The South Pacific

William E. Mitchell

Published January 1st 1992
ISBN : 9780822954873
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The work of the clown is avowedly political - passionately opinionated about the human condition and, via parody and burlesque, breaks the frames of proper behaviour to instruct, criticise and transform. Whether the clowning performance is a critiqueMoreThe work of the clown is avowedly political - passionately opinionated about the human condition and, via parody and burlesque, breaks the frames of proper behaviour to instruct, criticise and transform. Whether the clowning performance is a critique of others actions, appearances and beliefs, or initiated to effect a cultural transformation, the clown is a political force that commands recognition. By focusing on the practice of clowning in the South Pacific, this volume aims to reveal new dimensions of clowning and offer fresh cultural perspectives on the region.