Stand-Up Comedy

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 159 x 235mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138891436
  • 9781138891432

Table of contents


1. Attending the Performance

2. Building a Framework

3. A New Theory

4. A New Approach

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About Tim Miles

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