Books in category Performing Arts – Comedy

  • Tony Pastor Presents

    Tony Pastor Presents
    Susan Kattwinkel

    Short scripts, chiefly comedies, from Tony Pastor who pioneered Vaudeville in the late 1800s ; includes commentaries.

  • Silver Screen Fiend

    Silver Screen Fiend
    Patton Oswalt

    The New York Times best-selling author of Zombie Spaceship Wasteland reveals his addiction to film between 1995 and 1999, during which he absorbed classics and new releases three days a week and applied what he learned in these films to …

  • Machine Age Comedy

    Machine-Age Comedy
    Michael North

    With keen analyses, North examines the work of a wide range of artists–including Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Marcel Duchamp, Samuel Beckett, and David Foster Wallace–to show the creative and unconventional ways the routinization of …

  • The Papers of Will Rogers The final years August 1928 August 1935

    The Papers of Will Rogers: The final years, August 1928-August 1935
    Will Rogers

    This volume showcases a wide variety of documents, including correspondence with some of the most significant figures of the day, revealing Rogers’s rise to fame as the nation’s leading social and political commentator and as a hugely …

  • The True Friend

    The True Friend
    Carlo Goldoni

    True to Goldoni's mixture of comic wit and farce, the plot is a breathtakingly fast succession of twists and turns which only unravel in the very final lines with a surprise ending.

  • The Bickersons Scripts Vol 2

    The Bickersons Scripts Vol. 2
    Philip Rapp

    This is the second collection of scripts of the hugely popular Bickersons, a radio/TV series starring Don Ameche and Frances Langford.

  • Fred Allen s Radio Comedy

    Fred Allen’s Radio Comedy
    Alan Havig

    Tracing a career that lasted from 1912 into the 1950s, Havig describes the "verbal slapstick" style that was Fred Allen's hallmark and legacy to American comedy.

  • Performing Live Comedy

    Performing Live Comedy
    Chris Ritchie

    Gender, sexuality, ethnicity and disability are also covered in this book as well as ethical considerations on what we should or should not joke about.

  • Laughing Awry

    Laughing Awry
    Erik Gunderson

    The volume asks what we are laughing at, why we laugh, and what this laughter means.

  • As Sandices Do Dr Sanduba E Os Migu s

    As Sandices Do Dr. Sanduba E Os Migués
    Ivonei Souza Trindade

    As duas peças de teatro neste livro são uma sátira de situações cotidianas. As Sandices do Dr. Sanduba é uma paródia do mundo jurídico, e a obra Os Migués retrata a ironia que, por vezes, há nas relações pessoais.

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