Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781783191192
Binding: PaperBack

The Clown Manifesto

P. Nalle Laanela, Stacey Sacks

PaperBack (30 Jun 2015)

 Part clown manual, part storytelling and part rant – The Clown Manifesto covers the experiences, philosophies and methods of the clown performer/director/teacher Nalleslavski.

A book for clowns, physical comedians, actors, musicians, jugglers, puppeteers, magicians, street performers and dancers. Whatever form your clowning takes – theatre, street theatre, comedy, burlesque, magic, circus – the mischievously named Nalleslavski Method gives you practical tools to create comedy material that works universally, across cultural and language barriers. 

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781783191192
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


"There are tasy nuggets of wisdom in this book... these directly liftable techniques would be useful in any physical comedy rehearsal, particularly if you are exploring the performance style of the original Commedia Del'Arte troupes or Dario Fo. There are ideas here that will unlock the audience-centred storytelling of Peter Brook as well as give you a starting point for how Complicite might work in a Lecoq inspired piece.

You will be rewarded with some valuable practical exercises and excellently quotable advice... Nalle's advice and clarity about developing interactive work is genuinely interesting and useful. For me the section on audience participation is a real gem; in theatre this can often be clumsy and mis-managed, but this book guides you through the pitfalls and lays down some rules for audience involvement that left me whooping." Drama Magazine