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Clowning as an Act of Social Critique, Subversive and Cathartic Laughter, and Compassion in the Modern Age

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dc.contributor.advisor Crosby, Stephen
dc.contributor.advisor Kourgli, Nazim M.
dc.contributor.advisor Terry, David
dc.contributor.author Gray, Danny
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-09T16:04:35Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-09T16:04:35Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10829/7240
dc.description Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Alfred University Honors Program. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis will elaborate on the function of clowns and their variety of iterations throughout history, primarily addressing the development of the clown from a Western lens. That being said, clowns exist in nearly every culture on the planet to some capacity, so I will examine a handful of examples from various cultures to give focus to how the clown exists as a significant – perhaps essential – facet of the human condition. Finally, the purpose of this thesis is to show that clowns are most effective when they are compassionate, and that they have the potential to be a force for positivity in the future. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Herrick Library en_US
dc.rights.uri http://libguides.alfred.edu/termsofuse en_US
dc.subject Honors thesis en_US
dc.subject Clowns en_US
dc.subject Modern Age en_US
dc.subject Social critiques en_US
dc.title Clowning as an Act of Social Critique, Subversive and Cathartic Laughter, and Compassion in the Modern Age en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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