Farce elicits an immediate, elemental response from all age levels, cutting across national and intellectual boundaries. It dates back to peopleâ€™s first attempts to scoff in public at whatever their neighbors cherished in private: social prestige, eccentricities, virtues that are vices, friendships, and enmities.
Albert Bermel, teacher, writer, and translator of farce, takes readers on an instructive and hilarious voyage from the classical Greek stage through English Restoration and French farce, to the young Hollywood of Mack Sennett, Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd, the other silent farceurs of the Jazz Age, and on to W. C. Fields, Mae West, Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Monty Python—including other greats along the way like Hope and Crosby, Laurel and Hardy, and the Marx Brothers.
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Albert Bermel is Professor of Theatre at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Chair of the Speech and Theatre Department at Lehman College.
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Descripción Touchstone Book, 1983. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Rubbing and creasing to wrapper. ; 9 X 5.80 X 1.20 inches; 464 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 128421
Descripción Simon & Schuster Touchstone, New York, 1982. Soft Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good ++. First Thus. Trade paperback, 464 pages; tiny traces of shelf wear, otherwise appears unused/unread. Nº de ref. de la librería 034684