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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Great, silly grin.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2002
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|Notes:||Originally published: That was satire that was. Boston : Victor Gollancz, 2000.|
|Description:||viii, 391 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Prologue: Permission to speak 3 --
Part 1 I've got a viper in this box --
Part 3 "The BBC moved in on the act" --
Part 4 Everyone is a satirist --
Curtain call: where are they now? 335.
|Other Titles:||That was satire that was|
It was the British satire "boom" of the early 1960s that created a motherlode of styles, material, and formats for generations of bright comedians and social critics in America as well as in Britain, and set the standard for clever humor that still determines our tastes in comedy and commentary today."
"A Great, Silly Grin begins with the 1960 Edinburgh Festival, when a staggeringly inspired satirical review called Beyond the Fringe startled a public steeped in the polite, bland banality of the 1950s. From there it was a short trip to the coffee bars of London, where the appearance of a scrub yellow pamphlet calling itself Private Eye overturned the way Britons looked at their world, public events and personalities providing the raw material for this irreverent take on the news."--Jacket.
- English wit and humor -- History and criticism.
- Performing arts -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
- Popular culture -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
- Satire, English -- History and criticism.
- English wit and humor.
- Performing arts.
- Popular culture.
- Satire, English.
- Great Britain.