Bruce Johnson

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Known as a variety arts scholar, clown historian, and popular instructor, Bruce Johnson is the official World Clown Association Historian, and writes a column for the WCA magazine titled Clowning Around.  He was a senior columnist for the Laugh-Makers Variety Arts Journal, and written for many other publications.  (He has had over 1,000 articles published.)  He is also the author of Comedy Techniques For Entertainers and the Creativity For Entertainers trilogy.

He has taught at international clown conferences and festivals in England, Japan, Malaysia, Scotland, Singapore, and Sweden.  His honors include University of Wisconsin Clown CampŠ Red Nose Philosopher.  He has been chosen by California Clown Campin' to be the featured clown at their 2012 educational program.

In addition to his articles that have appeared in print, he writes and publishes several free internet newsletters.

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Here are some of Bruce's articles with information of interest to clowns.

                         Are You Creative?

                        Being An Assistant

Bible Illusion - Old & New Testament Boomerangs

                        Clown-Around-The-World Festival

                              Clown Tools

                            Controlling Focus

                             Critique Part One: Being Critiqued

                             Critique Part Two: Giving Critiques

                            Entertaining Audiences With Special Needs

                            Entertaining Young Children

                            In Appreciation of Libraries


                            The Napkin Rose

                             The Power Of Thank You  

                         The Problem of Clown Plagiarism

Painting Silk Scarves

The Fairest in the Land -- Story of the Swan

The Value of Practice

You may also be interested in these sections of this web site:

                        Clown History

                        Quizzes and Puzzles

                            Classes Taught By Bruce Johnson

                        Classes Taught by Carole Johnson

                        Where They Are Teaching

                        Props By Bruce Johnson

                        Publications By Bruce Johnson


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