The Clown in You is a clowning manual for students, teachers and practitioners. This clown book contains all kinds of valuable clown knowledge; both practical and theoretical.
Within its pages readers will find all the basic principles of clowning, first-hand clowning experiences, tried and tested clown games and exercises, quotes from interviews Caroline held with professional clowns, examples of clown improvisations, and explanations of the clown philosophy underlying all the comic techniques used by clowns.
The book thus provides an unprecedented insight into the heart of clowning and throws a fresh light on all the skills, audacity and dedication needed to encounter, encourage and set f ree one’s clown.
The first three chapters of this clown book introduce the reader to the art and craft of clowning as practiced by professional clowns throughout the world today. They also clarify all the misconceptions that have arisen around the clown that in reality hinder a student’s ability to be funny.
Chapters four to ten tackle specific areas of clown technique. Each chapter contains explanations of the reasons for, and reasoning behind, each element of the technique, plus guidelines and examples of how it all works on a practical level
Chapter eleven explores one of the least discussed aspects of clowning; the most common fears students face and how they can be dealt with.
The final chapter examines the necessary ingredients for clowning success. It also covers the phenomenon of “flying”, finding one’s own unique comic wings.