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5 Sept Vellore India: Clowning in Hospitals

We woke up at 6.30am to be ready for 8am to go to the CMC Hospital. We had 4 auto rickshaws for the clowns. Balloons were tied to the rickshaws and we all looked very colourful. As we travelled through… Continue reading

Buster Keaton: The Silent Power of Slapstick

 

The power of silence to communicate messages through acting and behaviour.  I wonder if observation becomes the skill of the audience evoking creativity within the audience rather than passive entertainment?

Here is a film to warm you up…… Continue reading

Charlie Chaplin: A Keystone Comedian and Super Tramp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Chaplin

Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, KBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, film director and composer best known for his work during the silent film era.[2] He became the… Continue reading

Laughter and Comedy: Breaking the Rules?

This is an excerpt from my paper ‘ How Effective is Laughter and Comedy in Creating an Atmosphere of Positive Peace?’

Breaking the Rules

The messengers of humour have been characterised by the fool, clown, trickster, joker, buffoon and jester.… Continue reading

Laughter and Comedy: Humour Us

This is an excerpt from my paper ‘How Effective is Laughter and Comedy in Creating an Atmosphere of Positive Peace?

Humour indeed creates a safety value for society to let off steam and a channel for freedom.

Humour-Us

From the… Continue reading

Laughter and Comedy: Laughing For a Long Time

This is an excerpt from my paper ‘How Effective is Laughter and Comedy in Creating an Atmosphere of Positive Peace?

For as long as there has been tragedy there has been laughter. The Ancient Greeks had a strong sense of… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“God has no religion”

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