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Fielding hilarity: sensing the affective intensities of comedy education and performance

Rousell, David and Diddams, Natalie (2020) Fielding hilarity: sensing the affective intensities of comedy education and performance. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 25 (3). pp. 422-440. ISSN 1356-9783

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Abstract

This article explores the affective dimensions of comedy education and performance through workshops with undergraduate acting students in Manchester, UK. Drawing on Suzanne Langer’s process philosophy and recent research in affect studies, the authors compose complex mappings of affective intensity as it circulates through stand-up comedic performances, using new empirical methods to combine ethnographic accounts with data from electro-dermal activity (EDA) sensors worn by students. Moving beyond reductive interpretations of laughter as a function of stimulus-response, the authors assemble the concept of ‘fielding hilarity’ to better account for the atmospheric circulation of affects through comedic learning processes and performances.

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