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- Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 15.99
'It's the kind of f***-up that would normally have Malcolm Tucker, Number 10's Communications Director, the master of spin and the "Matrix" spitting blood .. . No, the guilty party in this instance is none other than Tucker himself. The man who likes to keep an iron grip on every news item in the media and every policy announcement that comes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95
Ian Wilkie contends that comic acting is a distinct art form, and as such demands a unique skillset. By exploring the ways in which performance choices and improvised moments can work in conjunction with texts themselves, Performing in Comedy offers an indispensable practical tool for enhancing comic performance. This volume is a must-read for... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00
From Richard Zacks, bestselling author of Island of Vice and The Pirate Hunter, a rich and lively account of how Mark Twain?s late-life adventures abroad helped him recover from financial disaster and family tragedy?and revived his world-class sense of humor Mark Twain, the highest-paid writer in America in 1894, was also one of the nation?s... more...
- Orion 2016; US$ 12.99
Caspar Lee is a social media sensation. As part of the YouTubing elite, Caspar has risen to the top of online fame and he shares his world with millions of viewers every day. This book will be the ultimate fan guide, full of his original brand of comedy and general silliness. Jam-packed with everything from fun facts, pranks, puzzles and personal... more...
- OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99
In this Very Short Introduction Bart Van Es analyses Shakespeare's comedic plays, picking out the family resemblances across these works. He considers their shared themes such as confusion and cross dressing, misguided love, twins and substitutions, and explores the bard's verbal artistry and wit. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99
'What I brought to comedy was an authentic working-class voice plus a threat of genuine violence - nobody in Monty Python looked like a hard case who'd kick your head in.' In 1971 comedians on the working men's club circuit imagined that they would be free to go on telling their tired, racist, misogynistic gags forever but their nemesis, a 19 year... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2016; US$ 14.99
Public speaking can be terrifying. For David Nihill, the idea of standing in front of an audience was scarier than cliff jumping into a thorny pit of spiders and mothers-in-law. Without a parachute or advanced weaponry. Something had to change. In what doesn?t sound like the best plan ever, David decided to overcome his fears by pretending to be... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2016; US$ 8.74
Infamy! Infamy! They've All Got It In For Me! Beginning with the feel-good conscription caper Carry On Sergeant (1958) and finishing up with the much-maligned sex farce Carry On Emmannuelle (1978), producer Peter Rogers and director Gerald Thomas tossed off a record-breaking thirty films, all with that unique 'naughty but nice' seaside postcard-style... more...
- Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99
In this clear and detailed reading guide, we?ve done all the hard work for you! The School for Wives by Molière is a comedy in which an old man tries to ensure the faithfulness of the young woman he intends to marry by keeping her ignorant. This major play triggered a scandal at the time, both because of its controversial content and innovative... more...