Bibliographic review on childhood and adolescence 1/09 - Clowns on the ward

Marco Mannucci, PhD in Pedagogy at the University of Florence, edited the reading path of this issue of the journal on the topic of Clowns on the Ward.

The author presents the international experiences of clown therapy, smile therapy, going back to the American doctor Patch Adams, forerunner of a different approach to the care of the sick person, up to those implemented by Italian associations. The book is completed by an accurate bibliography and list of online resources.

The filmographic journey on this theme offers an overview of the directors who have placed the figure of the clown at the centre of their poetic universe and of the comic actors who have updated its characteristics through their interpretations.

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