The Secrets to Writing Great Comedy: A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself: General Reference)

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Explore the different elements of comedy, using a combination of practical exercises, insight and creative inspiration

Whatever your preferred comic genre, The Secrets to Writing Great Comedy provides valuable guidance on everything from wordplay and visual humor to plots, comedy characters and different styles. A section on performance will help you to hone stand-up skills, while chapters on stage and screen will give techniques and tips on how to craft a sitcom or create a sketch show.

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Lesley Bown and Ann Gawthorpe are prize-winning professional writers. They have been working and writing together for more than ten years, producing more than 13 plays and hundreds of sketches, all of which have been performed by amateur or professional theatre groups or in broadcast productions.

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"I recommend this book to anyone looking for a well presented and clearly structured guide to comedy writing. Thank you Lesley Brown for one of those rare instructional books that does exactly what it says on the tin (and more)." KH - Amazon reviewer

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