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Funny Business - An Introduction to Comedy with Royalty-Free Plays and Sketches

Large Mixed Cast

Marsh Cassady Price: $19.95

For big laughs, comedy relies on exaggeration, incongruity, automatism, character inconsistency, surprise and derision

And here's a book that defines and demonstrates each of these devices with twenty-two short sketches and one-act plays

This unique overview of high and low comedy defines all comedy genres - absurdism, tragicomedy, farce and melodrama

A discussion precedes each type of comedy illustrated, explaining the comic devices used

The reader will find many insights along the way about how to write and perform each comedy style successfully

The wide variety of scripted material makes the book very user-friendly for teaching, acting practice and live presentations

All characterizations are appropriate for student actors in their teens or twenties

The Sketches and One-act Plays are ...

  • Wild Willie’s Bardic Blackouts
  • Puce
  • Ringside
  • Users
  • Father Knows Better
  • How Do You Spell Tree?
  • In Plain English
  • Mix and Match
  • Pails by Comparison
  • The Eyes Have It
  • A Tale from the Bog or Whatever Happened to the Lost Lenore?
  • The Boy With Nine Lives
  • Another Sort of Forest
  • A Day at the Beach
  • The Smyth’s Tale
  • We Are, You Are, They Are
  • Somewhere in the Appellations
  • The Monolog

    The book also includes permission for you to reproduce the scripts and there are No Royalty fees to pay

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