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You Have to ‘Be There’

Shaun May

Shaun May is a Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, UK. Prior to joining the faculty at Kent he was an AHRC Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Philosophy department of the University of Liverpool and he taught at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and the Royal College of Art. He is co-convenor of the London Comedy Forum, a network of researchers with an interest in comedy and humour, and he has worked as a theatre director, producer and puppeteer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Philosophy of Comedy on Stage and Screen : You Have to be There

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... that will be the subject of the third chapter of this book. Animated objects This view of objecthood has implications for any account of object theatre and puppetry. As I’ve argued in more detail elsewhere (May 2012) there is empirical evidence...

A Phenomenology of Dysfunctional Objects

Shaun May

Shaun May is a Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, UK. Prior to joining the faculty at Kent he was an AHRC Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Philosophy department of the University of Liverpool and he taught at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and the Royal College of Art. He is co-convenor of the London Comedy Forum, a network of researchers with an interest in comedy and humour, and he has worked as a theatre director, producer and puppeteer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Philosophy of Comedy on Stage and Screen : You Have to be There

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...In this chapter, my case studies will primarily be the use of objects in Chaplin’s films, and my intention is to draw out the way in which the object’s dysfunction discloses the referential structure outlined previously. One thing that may...

Comedy and Being-in-the-World

Shaun May

Shaun May is a Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, UK. Prior to joining the faculty at Kent he was an AHRC Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Philosophy department of the University of Liverpool and he taught at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and the Royal College of Art. He is co-convenor of the London Comedy Forum, a network of researchers with an interest in comedy and humour, and he has worked as a theatre director, producer and puppeteer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Philosophy of Comedy on Stage and Screen : You Have to be There

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... himself from becoming aware of – or openly reflecting – aggression because it engenders anxiety. Thus, if the child gives daddy a goodnight hug and insists that he, rather than mummy tuck him in, this behaviour may also confirm the original...

A Phenomenology of Physical Impairment

Shaun May

Shaun May is a Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, UK. Prior to joining the faculty at Kent he was an AHRC Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Philosophy department of the University of Liverpool and he taught at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and the Royal College of Art. He is co-convenor of the London Comedy Forum, a network of researchers with an interest in comedy and humour, and he has worked as a theatre director, producer and puppeteer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Philosophy of Comedy on Stage and Screen : You Have to be There

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... Moreover, I am suggesting that the plight of Hamm, Clov, Nagg and Nell resonates with us because we all know that there may be a time when we won’t be able to find comfort in a loved one, or be able to leave the house. Despite the rather...

A Phenomenology of Anthropic Animals

Shaun May

Shaun May is a Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, UK. Prior to joining the faculty at Kent he was an AHRC Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Philosophy department of the University of Liverpool and he taught at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and the Royal College of Art. He is co-convenor of the London Comedy Forum, a network of researchers with an interest in comedy and humour, and he has worked as a theatre director, producer and puppeteer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Philosophy of Comedy on Stage and Screen : You Have to be There

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... the previous chapters The loose ends in question (which may or may not have distracted the reader) are the issues of self and authenticity. I will argue that the self is socially constructed and that authenticity ought...

A Phenomenology of Anthropic Objects

Shaun May

Shaun May is a Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, UK. Prior to joining the faculty at Kent he was an AHRC Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Philosophy department of the University of Liverpool and he taught at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and the Royal College of Art. He is co-convenor of the London Comedy Forum, a network of researchers with an interest in comedy and humour, and he has worked as a theatre director, producer and puppeteer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Philosophy of Comedy on Stage and Screen : You Have to be There

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... the manipulated puppet in the previous chapter, developed from May (2012), specifically that it can become embodied in much the same way as our biological limbs. The division of the body schema might be as simple as looking in different directions...