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Here come the clowns : a cavalcade of comedy from antiquity to the present

Author: Lowell Swortzell; C Walter Hodges
Publisher: New York : Viking Press, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses comedians and the use of comedy throughout history from ancient Greek drama through traveling shows to present day radio and television.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lowell Swortzell; C Walter Hodges
ISBN: 0670368741 9780670368747
OCLC Number: 3168660
Description: 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Antiquity --
The Middle Ages and the early Renaissance --
Italian comedians --
Elizabethans --
The clown's supremacy in France --
Restoration and the eighteenth century --
Nineteenth-century clowning --
Clowns of Asia --
Clowns in the living theater --
Clowns in the silent movies --
Clowns in "talkies" and television --
Clowns in the circus.
Responsibility: Lowell Swortzell ; illustrated by C. Walter Hodges.

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Discusses comedians and the use of comedy throughout history from ancient Greek drama through traveling shows to present day radio and television.

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