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Be A Clown – the Complete Guide to Instant Clowning

Be A Clown – the Complete Guide to Instant Clowning by Turk Pipkin
Book Reviews – Be A Clown! – The Complete Guide to Instant Clowning by Turk Pipkin, Walt Chrynwski, Chris Reed (Editor’s note: this book should not be confused with the children’s book “Be A Clown” nor Mark Stolzenberg’s Be A Clown, and has no relation to Cole Porter’s...
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Clown Skits for Everyone, by Happy Jack Feder

Clown Skits for Everyone – 32 skits for one or two clowns, prop instructions, performing tips—by Happy Jack Feder
Clown Skits for Everyone – 32 skits for one or two clowns, prop instructions, performing tips—by Happy Jack Feder  Clown Skits for Everyone, by Happy Jack Feder, is an excellent resource. It contains a (very) short introduction on make-up & clown character, and then launches into the meat...
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Clown Ministry Skits for All Seasons

Clown Ministry Skits for All Seasons, by Floyd Shaffer
Clown Ministry Skits for All Seasons, by Floyd Shaffer Mr. Shaffer takes the reader through the liturgical calendar year and gives some good ideas for holiday-related clowning. I, personally, find the skits presented limited since they are all silent, as Mr. Shaffer does all of his clown ministry. But...
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World’s Funniest Clown Skits

World’s Funniest Clown Skits by Barry DeChant
World’s Funniest Clown Skits by Barry DeChant World’s Funniest Clown Skits is a truly nice collection of skits, broken up into 4 areas – skits for 1 clown, for 2 clowns, for 3 clowns, and for 4 or more clowns. One nice touch is that wherever possible, the author(s) of the...
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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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