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PMA2010 Comic Performance
Credit Points: 15

This unit examines different types of comedy used in performance, such as: clowning; stand-up comedy; improvisation; devised work; and script work. It explores the techniques used for creating comic performance, both individually and within a group. The classes focus on developing the actor's physical and vocal expression for comic performance, and investigates the use of social commentary in comedy. This unit explores the vulnerability needed by the performer to develop both comedic situations and comedic characters. Students will be asked to connect with and develop their individual clown.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
Y97Bachelor of Performing Arts
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014