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Style Acting in High Comedy | Edition: 1

Style Acting in High Comedy | Edition: 1

Author: Maria Aitken, Maria Aitken (Composer)
ISBN: 9781557832146
publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
publisher Date: 02/28/2000
Price: 12.95
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Schools: University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Description: (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.