Tuesday 9 April 2013

NEW CLOWN BOOK: "Clown Readings in Theatre Practice", by Jon Davison

My new book, Clown - readings in theatre practice, is finally out and available!

It's a mixture of clown history, philosophy, and practice, with a lot of the material I've come across over the last few years of research. My aim has been to present as many different perspectives on clown in their historical and social contexts, and covers a range of topics: the origins of the auguste/clown duo, shakespearean clowns, female clowns, contemporary clown training, gags books, analyses of clowns past and present, etc.
More information here: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=498885