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Silent comedy

Author: Paul Merton
Publisher: London : Random House, 2007.
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On the surface it may seem surprising that a master of verbal humour should also be a devotee of silent comedy, but Paul Merton is passionate about the early days of Hollywood comedy and the comic geniuses who dominated it. His knowledge is awesome - as anyone who watched his BBC 4 series Silent Clowns or attended the events he has staged nationwide will agree. Starting with the very earliest pioneering short films,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merton, Paul, 1957-
Silent comedy.
London : Random House, 2007
(OCoLC)680583996
Named Person: Buster Keaton; Charlie Chaplin; Stan Laurel; Oliver 1892-1957 Hardy; Harold 1893-1971 Lloyd
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Merton
ISBN: 9781905211708 1905211708
OCLC Number: 155688887
Description: xiii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Paul Merton.

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Traces the evolution of silent comedy through the 1900s and considers the works of the genre's greatest exponents - Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and others - showing not only how  Read more...

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