Clown Book Content
The Clown in You

a guide to contemporary clowning
by Caroline Dream


The first three chapters of this clown book introduce the reader to the art and craft of clowning as practiced by professional clowns throughout the world today. They also clarify all the misconceptions that have arisen around the clown that in reality hinder a student’s ability to be funny.


Chapters four to ten tackle specific areas of clown technique. Each chapter contains explanations of the reasons for, and reasoning behind, each element of the technique, plus guidelines and examples of how it all works on a practical level


Chapter eleven explores one of the least discussed aspects of clowning; the most common fears students face and how they can be dealt with.


The final chapter examines the necessary ingredients for clowning success. It also covers the phenomenon of “flying”, finding one’s own unique comic wings.