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The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi

The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain's Greatest Comedian, by Andrew McConnell Stott
The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain’s Greatest Comedian, by Andrew McConnell Stott Editorial review of The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain’s Greatest Comedian, courtesy of Amazon.com The son of a deranged Italian immigrant, Joseph Grimaldi...
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Harpo Speaks! an autobiography of Harpo Marx

Harpo Speaks! by Harpo Marx and Rowland Barber
Harpo Speaks! by Harpo Marx, Rowland Barber, Susan Marx (Photographer), Bill Marx (Photographer) Review of Harpo Speaks:  Frankly, Harpo Speaks is one of my favorite books of all time. It’s hilarious, serious, witty, poignant and thought-provoking, sometimes all at the same time. It details what it was like...
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Emmett Kelly: The Greatest Clown on Earth

Emmett Kelly - greatest clown on Earth book
Emmett Kelly: The Greatest Clown on Earth (Notable Missourians) In the early 1900s, the circus was one of the most popular forms of entertainment in America, and one of the most popular circus acts was the clown. White-faced clowns in bright costumes made adults and children laugh with...
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Tall Tales of a Short Clown

Tall Tales of a Short Clown, by Barry Lubin
Editorial review of Tall Tales of a Short Clown, courtesy of Amazon.com Tall Tales of a Short Clown is the story of Barry Lubin, whose alter ego, Grandma, became one of the most successful clowns in American history, and was named “The World’s Funniest Grandma” in Germany. Barry...
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Clowns: In conversation with modern masters

Clowns: In conversation with modern masters
Clowns: In conversation with modern masters, by Ezra LeBank (Editor), David Bridel (Editor) Editorial review of  Clowns: In conversation with modern masters, courtesy of Amazon.com  Clowns: In Conversation with Modern Masters is a groundbreaking collection of conversations with 20 of the greatest clowns on earth. In discussion with...
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The Clown in You

The Clown in You, by Caroline Dream
The Clown in You, by Caroline Dream – editorial review courtesy of Amazon.com  THE CLOWN IN YOU is a clowning manual for students, teachers and practitioners. It contains all kinds of valuable clown knowledge; both practical and theoretical. Within its pages readers will find all the basic principles...
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The World of Clowns

The World of Clowns, by George Spreight A wonderful book (now unfortunately out of print, but you should be able to find a copy in your library, used bookstore, or Amazon.com 🙂 It does not deal with make-up, costuming, skits, juggling, etc. It does deal with the history...
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The Buck Book

The Buck Book, by Klutz Press
The Buck Book: All Sorts of Things to Do With a Dollar Bill — Besides Spend It, by Anne Akers Johnson I have a weakness for Klutz books — they seem to be universally easy to follow, fun, and fairly usable for clowning. This is a good example....
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The Hospital Clown

The Hospital Clown a Closer Look: What Hospitals Need to Know About Clowns, What Clowns Need to Know About Hospitals
book review – The Hospital Clown – A Closer Look What Hospitals Need to Know About Clowns, What Clowns Need to Know About Hospitals by Patty Wooten and Shobhana “Shobi” Schwebke Perhaps you’ve heard about hospital clowns — these are the clowns who go into hospitals to spread...
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The Gospel in Greasepaint

The Gospel in Greasepaint
The Gospel in Greasepaint by Mark D. Stucky Editorial Reviews: The author, Mark D. Stucky,  75017.3506@compuserve.com, said on 08/10/96:   More information on the book…   How are sermons like Brussels sprouts? What do clowns have to do with church? What is the greatest hardship inflicted on civilized...
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