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Days and nights at the Second City : a memoir, with notes on staging review theatre

Author: Bernard Sahlins
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2001.
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"On December 1, 1959, in Chicago, a small band of classically trained actors, directors, and musicians came together to create a new twist on an old idea. The Second City opened its doors to reveal a comedy review that hit the country like a fresh breeze." "Drawing upon new talents and traditional methods of theatre, it very quickly achieved a national and international reputation as a center of comedic performance.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sahlins, Bernard.
Days and nights at the Second City.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2001
(OCoLC)606530833
Named Person: Bernard Sahlins; Bernard Sahlins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Sahlins
ISBN: 1566633753 9781566633758
OCLC Number: 45661819
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 215 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Beginning --
New York, New York --
The Sixties: London --
The Next Generation --
The Invasion of Canada --
John Belushi, the Seventies, and he End of Innocence.
Responsibility: Bernard Sahlins.

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A history of how The Second City came to be, and a detailed text on every aspect of staging a comic review, and absorbing conversation on the art of the hilarious. This book contains the experiences  Read more...

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A fun and interesting memoir of his time at the theater...a must-read for anyone interested in directing or performing improvisation-based sketch comedy.--Anne Libera, artistic director, Second City Read more...

 
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