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A national joke : popular comedy and English cultural identities

Author: Andy Medhurst
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 'A National Joke', Andy Medhurst investigates the Englishness of a century of English comedy. Using case studies of comic traditions and representations, the author shows how comedy plays a key role in the construction of cultural identity.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Medhurst
ISBN: 0415168775 0415168783 9780415168779 9780415168786
OCLC Number: 104869272
Description: xii, 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 2 Concerning comedy 9 --
3 Notions of nation 26 --
4 Englishnesses 39 --
5 Music hall: Contours and legacies 63 --
6 Our gracious queens: English comedy's effeminate tradition 87 --
7 Lads in love: Gender and togetherness in the male double act 111 --
8 Thirty nibbles at the same cherry: Why the 'Carry Ons' carry on 128 --
9 Bermuda my arse: Class, culture and 'The Royle Family' 144 --
10 Anatomising England: Alan Bennett, Mike Leigh, Victoria Wood 159 --
11 Togetherness through offensiveness: The importance of Roy 'Chubby' Brown 187 --
12 Conclusion: A national sense of humour? 204.
Responsibility: Andy Medhurst.
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Containing contemporary comedy examples and house-hold names, from the music hall tradition to contemporary sitcoms, this work considers how English comedy reflects national concerns with class,  Read more...

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