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This comprehensive handbook invites you into the clown workshop and guides you through the complete processes of clown training. Both practical and reflective, it draws on Davison's 20 years of experience and provides useful exercises, games and techniques to aid the first steps in playfulness through to devising and creating performable shows.
About the Author
Jon Davison has been a clown, teacher, director, actor and writer for the last 30 years. He trained at the École Philippe Gaulier (London) and Fool Time Circus School (Bristol). He holds an MA in Practice as Research from the University of Kent and was an AHRC-funded Creative Fellow at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, investigating Clown/Actor Training, where he is now Visiting Lecturer in Clowning. He performs internationally as a clown with the company 'Companyia d'Idiotes', and was a co-founder in 2006 of the Escola de Clown de Barcelona, where he developed the first ever Clown Theory and History unit, and where he is now co-Director of Studies, responsible for the design and development of full-time training programmes. He is the author of Clown: Readings in Theatre Practice.