Stand-Up Comedy
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This book sets out a fresh approach to stand-up comedy. By constructing a theoretical framework using laughter theory, phenomenology and contemporary performance theory, it provides not only a new analytical tool for this genre of performance, but also a means by which it can be understood, discussed and taught. Tim Miles combines empirical research into the 'lived experience' of live stand-up with a strong theoretical model to explore the importance of performance expectations; perceptions of space; sensory perceptions; liveness; the lived experience; inter-subjectivity; memory; interactions; collectively; and perceptions of truth and trust.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138891428
  • 9781138891425

About Tim Miles

Tim Miles teaches on the English Literature degree at the University of Surrey.show more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Attending the Performance 2. Building a Framework 3. A New Theory 4. A New Approach Conclusionshow more