Hollywood Comedians

ISBN-10: 0415235529
ISBN-13: 9780415235525
Edition: 2002
Authors: Frank Krutnik
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Description: This text examines a range of comedians and contexts from the silent era to the 1990s. Contributors address key debates on performance and genre, and discuss issues of gender and the body, ethnicity and race.

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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This text examines a range of comedians and contexts from the silent era to the 1990s. Contributors address key debates on performance and genre, and discuss issues of gender and the body, ethnicity and race.

Acknowledgements
General Introduction
Genre, Narrative and Performance
Performance, Enuniciation and Self-reference in Hollywood Comedian Comedy
Derailing the Honeymoon Express: Comicality and Narrative Closure in Buster Keaton's The Blacksmith
Approaches to Silent Comedy
The Case of Silent Slapstic
Buster Keaton, or the Work of Comedy in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Charlie Chaplin and the Annals of Anality
Sound Comedy, the Vaudeville Aesthetic and Ethnicity
Anarchistic Comedy and the Vaudeville Aesthetic
The Marx Brothers and the Search for the Landsman
Comedian Comedy and Gender
She Done Him Wrong: Spectacle and Narrative
Lucille Ball and the Regime of Domiculture
Comic Theory from a Feminist Perspective: A Look at Jerry Lewis
Queering the Deal: On the Road with Hope and Crosby
Post-Classical Comedian Comedy
Laughing Mad: The Black Comedian's Place in American Comedy of the Post-Civil Rights Era
Low Blows? Theorizing Performance in Post-classical Comedian Comedy
Select Bibliography
Index

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