«The Clown in You» is it for you?
This book is for everyone. Clown and theatre students, professional clowns, voluntary hospital clowns, clown teachers, comedians, actors, circus artists, laughter therapists, anyone interested in clowns or clowning, anyone attracted to the idea of improving their physical, emotional, spiritual or mental health through comedy and laughter, and anyone looking to learn new skills to enhance their social or professional success.
«Clown Yourself» is it for you?
Caroline has worked with clowning from the inside out and the outside in. She writes from the perspective of a life spent investigating her art, both as a professional clown and as an international clown teacher.
After writing her first clowning manual, she created many new courses offering students different chunks of information regarding technique. The insights she gleaned from leading these courses and the students who took them proved too compelling not to be documented. This manual took six years to write and it may take you the same amount of time to assimilate all that it contains!
I hope you enjoy it!
Alex Navarro, the editor.
Why buy them?
There are, as yet, few books that have been published on the art of clowning and fewer still that speak directly to the techniques and principles involved. “The Clown In You” was the first book to reveal the new clown pedagogy that is being taught in Europe. It presents a vitally new approach that differs from the old model, developed by the French clown masters Lecoq and Gaulier, and the pedagogical techniques of other published authors.
“Clown Yourself”, her lastest offering, details her most recent explorations and discoveries, and is packed with useful information. Written as a manual for both clown students and facilitators, it contains 38 clown exercises that can be used to practise all the tricks of the trade she explains.
Clowning has obviously been Caroline’s life’s work, but it is not the only thing she’s done. She’s also been a dedicated student of human happiness. To find answers she has searched both high and low; experienced and experimented. She has also read extensively, bridging both the great traditions and modern day visionaries; from spiritual and religious texts to the most down-to-earth self-help guide books.
Her personal exploration has therefore bridged two continents; clown and personal transformation. And because she’s been a passionate disciple of both, she has become aware of how much common ground they share. In many areas they overlap, nourish and support each other. This is what makes her books unique. Many readers have commented that the books have helped them develop their clowns and evolve as human beings.
Andrés Aguilar (Ringling Bros. clown 1996-98) said of “The Clown In You”:
“This book is a shortcut to your inner clown, a seductive invitation to joy and freedom, a lodestar for highly effective human development.”
Aziz Gual (Ringling Bros.) said of “Clown Yourself”:
“This book is an extraordinary journey through elemental human poetics, the dance of happiness and the play of emotions. Its pages are an invitation to live and feel the world in huge shoes. A guide to being free.”