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Read A Good Book Lately?

Discussion in 'Circus and Stage Clowning' started by Pinkberry, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Pinkberry

    Pinkberry The man. The myth. The mustache.

    why do you feel the need to be soooo mean? on this forum.
    we are supposed to bring joy and laughter and lift each other up but it seems finding someone to berate is more what this forum turns into
     
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  2. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    A circus book I read recently:

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  3. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    The circus book I'm reading now:

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  4. Fitzwilly

    Fitzwilly COAI Secretary

    Now I have an entirely new reading list.

    Lately most of my real reading has been about one form of marketing or another.

    I also have been listening to a number of audiobooks that I would define as "not quite classics" a number of Jules Verne, H.G.Wells, Mark Twain and the like.
     
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  5. Snoetje

    Snoetje Well-Known Member

    So many books here! And when I look in the library there are 0 books about this topic. Yes, one about comedy. But not about comedy for children. :eek:
     
  6. Fitzwilly

    Fitzwilly COAI Secretary

    I've read four of the books you have posted so far.

    Much for lively and interesting reading than "Positioning your Brand: the Battle for the Mind of the Consumer"
     
  7. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    Does it still count if I read a book in English translation rather than the original French? (I wonder whether the comedy or jokes change substantially through translation.)

    Though that one Cyrillic cover does sort of stir me, once again, to the desire of learning Russian.

    It is interesting that the depiction on the cover of that slapstick book appears to be a bouffon.
     
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  8. SmartiiTheClown

    SmartiiTheClown Well-Known Member

    Tim, the picture on the Slapstick book is Marty Feldman in his role in Young Frankenstein. I've read tbe book and highly reccomend it.

    Smartii
     
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  9. Cool Fool

    Cool Fool Clown

    A.K.A. "Igor" ("No, it's 'Eye-gore'."); as portrayed by Marty Feldman in "Young Frankenstein" (1974).

    Wow. Ellipse, quote and parenthetical mayhem! :seltzer:
     
  10. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    Oh, I didn't know about that book on the Social Construct of American Clowning. Now I can't wait until the next time I see Rodney, to talk to him about it!

    I'd really like to see David Carlyon do some workshops for the clowning community. He's so insightful and brilliant, yet I'd bet most people have no idea who he even is.
     
  11. OkiDoki

    OkiDoki New Member

    Wow can you really read that second book?

    Same problem as snoetje. You don't find much books on this subject around here :( I did let send some over from America:). Makes it expencive though:(
     
  12. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    Oh, I was just looking over that Lazzi book last night. Alright, everyone, let's open up together to page 32!

    I really want to know what that two sided clown book is about.

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  13. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

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    tim Have red nose, will travel

  15. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    Some additions which I, admittedly, don't own and haven't read (yet) but are certainly on my wish list:

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  16. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    Ernie Albrecht might not talk to me again if I don't plug his excellent and insightful books:


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    And don't forget to check out his (now online) magazine:

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  17. SmartiiTheClown

    SmartiiTheClown Well-Known Member

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    and I have a few you've already mentioned too

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  18. SmartiiTheClown

    SmartiiTheClown Well-Known Member

  19. Finney

    Finney New Member

    Eh, c'est dommage.
     
  20. SmartiiTheClown

    SmartiiTheClown Well-Known Member

    On the subject of circus stamps Maurice told me about here http://www.circusnet.info/timbres.php?page=1

    It's a documentation not a retailer but nice examples.

    I'll let you know if Maurice turns up any other leads

    Smartii
     

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