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Light fantastic : [electronic resource] adventures in theatre / John Lahr.

By: Lahr, John, 1941-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Dial Press, 1996Description: xiii, 381 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0385315465 (hc); 9780385315463 (hc); 0385315503 (pb); 9780385315500 (pb).Subject(s): Entertainers -- Biography | Dramatists -- Biography | Composers -- Biography | Komiker | Biographie | Dramatiker | Komponist | RegisseurAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Light fantastic.DDC classification: 791/.0904 Online resources: Publisher description | Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library Also issued online.
Contents:
Comedians. Bill Hicks : the goat boy rises ; Joe Orton : a revenger's tragedy ; Max Wall : the monkey king of comedy ; Barry Humphries : playing possum ; Jackie Mason and Mort Sahl : working the room ; Peter Cook : bedazzled -- Playwrights. Oscar Wilde : running Wilde ; Harold Pinter : night sweats ; Mikhail Bulgakov : the lone wolf and the Russian bear ; Tennessee Williams : fugitive mind ; Tony Kushner : beyond nelly ; Edward Albee : sons and mothers ; Sir Terence Rattigan : untutored hearts ; Lillian Hellman : hell on a short fuse ; Alan Bennett : madjesty ; Arthur Miller : dead souls ; Eugene O'Neill : selling the sizzle ; Arnold Wesker : hand to mouth ; Clifford Odets : waiting for Odets ; Neil Simon : shtick ball ; Brian Friel : sight unseen ; Tom Stoppard : blowing hot and cold -- Musicals. George and Ira Gershwin : city slickers ; Rodgers and Hammerstein : carousel ; July Styne : Mr. Broadway ; George C. Wolfe : Jelly's last jam ; Savion Glover : tap messenger ; Lerner and Loewe : Shaw business ; Beauty and the beast : the shock of the neutral ; Stephen Sondheim : love in gloom ; The Who's Tommy : full tilt ; Isaac Bashevis Singer : bring back the clowns ; Kern and Hammerstein : Mississippi mud -- Productions. Ingmar Bergman : gravity and grace ; Ariane Mnouchkine : caprice of the gods ; Ralph Fiennes : matinée idolatry ; Ingmar Bergman : the battle of the vanities ; Stephen Daldry : the virgin and the dynamo ; Peter Brook : losing the plot ; Anna Deavere Smith : under the skin ; Ingmar Bergman : winter songs.
Summary: A collection of essays written by one of the drama critics for The New Yorker magazine, discussing comedians, playwrights, musicals, and productions in the international world of theatre.
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Comedians. Bill Hicks : the goat boy rises ; Joe Orton : a revenger's tragedy ; Max Wall : the monkey king of comedy ; Barry Humphries : playing possum ; Jackie Mason and Mort Sahl : working the room ; Peter Cook : bedazzled -- Playwrights. Oscar Wilde : running Wilde ; Harold Pinter : night sweats ; Mikhail Bulgakov : the lone wolf and the Russian bear ; Tennessee Williams : fugitive mind ; Tony Kushner : beyond nelly ; Edward Albee : sons and mothers ; Sir Terence Rattigan : untutored hearts ; Lillian Hellman : hell on a short fuse ; Alan Bennett : madjesty ; Arthur Miller : dead souls ; Eugene O'Neill : selling the sizzle ; Arnold Wesker : hand to mouth ; Clifford Odets : waiting for Odets ; Neil Simon : shtick ball ; Brian Friel : sight unseen ; Tom Stoppard : blowing hot and cold -- Musicals. George and Ira Gershwin : city slickers ; Rodgers and Hammerstein : carousel ; July Styne : Mr. Broadway ; George C. Wolfe : Jelly's last jam ; Savion Glover : tap messenger ; Lerner and Loewe : Shaw business ; Beauty and the beast : the shock of the neutral ; Stephen Sondheim : love in gloom ; The Who's Tommy : full tilt ; Isaac Bashevis Singer : bring back the clowns ; Kern and Hammerstein : Mississippi mud -- Productions. Ingmar Bergman : gravity and grace ; Ariane Mnouchkine : caprice of the gods ; Ralph Fiennes : matinée idolatry ; Ingmar Bergman : the battle of the vanities ; Stephen Daldry : the virgin and the dynamo ; Peter Brook : losing the plot ; Anna Deavere Smith : under the skin ; Ingmar Bergman : winter songs.

Also issued online.

A collection of essays written by one of the drama critics for The New Yorker magazine, discussing comedians, playwrights, musicals, and productions in the international world of theatre.

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