Saturday, June 11, 2005

Angels Can Fly - Now Published in Australia

Angels Can Fly, a Modern Clown User Guide, (ISBN 0957884419) has now been published in Australia and New Zealand, and the book was well received at the recent Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Conference, and at library events in New Zealand.

"Clown is a fascinating, diverse, complex and exciting art form, which has existed around the planet for thousands of years. Like any art form it has to evolve to stay relevant to the culture nurturing it, and at the same time, and by its very nature, clown teases and turns upside down the cultural patterns and boundaries around us. This book is an attempt to chart the growth of modern clown, and to promote that process by providing, not only practical exercises for individuals and groups, but also reference points for thinking. Angels can Fly includes a mix of fiction, following the adventures of ten clowns, some personal clown anecdotes from clowns from around the world, a total of 50 practical clown exercises, and some theory on the nature of modern clown."

The Australian Edition is now available in paperback, on order from bookshops in Australia and New Zealand. This edition sells for Aus$49.95 and includes colour pictures.

The US and UK editions will be published later this month, when they can be ordered online, and through bookshops, in the USA and England.

The American and UK editions will include only black and white pictures, but will be cheaper as a result. The US edition will sell for US$24.95 and the UK edition for 18.95 pounds. These are the editions you will get through Amazon and online stores later this month.

Because I want to co-ordinate the release of the free eBook with the availability of the paperback, I will be e-mailing the eBook to those on the eBook list later this month. The eBook will include no photos, to keep the file size small enough to email.

The eBook will be released under the Creative Commons license, which, like open source software, means that you are free to copy and forward the eBook to your friends, to post it on newsgroups, and to give it away to as many people as you wish.

I hope that you, and all your friends, will like the eBook so much, (and find reading 540 pages on your computer too limiting), so you will want to buy the paperback. That way you can also support the work I have done in producing the book.

Those in Sydney can also purchase the Australian edition at a discount at a Launch Event at the new Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney, on Tues 21 June, at 12.30pm.

Look out for more launch events in Australia in September, and in USA and Canada in October/November.


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