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    DescriptionA paradigm shift in understanding the mechanics and art of comedy, providing practical tools that help writers translate that understanding into successful, commercial scripts. Kaplan deconstructs secrets and techniques in popular films and TV that work and don't work, and explains what tools were used (or should have been used!).


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    Title
    The Hidden Tools of Comedy
    Subtitle
    The Serious Business of Being Funny
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steve Kaplan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781615931408
    ISBN 10: 1615931406
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T General Subject: 221
    DC22: 792.2
    BIC subject category V2: APFN
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 791.43617
    LC classification: PN1922 .K27 2013
    Thema V1.0: ATFN
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Michael Wiese Productions
    Imprint name
    Michael Wiese Productions
    Publication date
    15 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Seattle
    Author Information
    For more than a decade, Steve Kaplan has been the industry's most sought-after expert on comedy writing and production. In addition to having taught at UCLA, NYU, Yale, and other top universities, Kaplan created the HBO Workspace, the HBO New Writers Program, and was co-founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan's Punch Line Theatre. He has served as a consultant to such companies as DreamWorks, Disney, Aardman Animation, HBO, and has worked with producers and production companies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, London, Ireland, and Sweden.