W. C. Fields from Burlesque and Vaudeville to Broadway: Becoming a Comedian

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FILLS A GAP: First book to deal in depth with Fields' stage career
Prologue: It's the Old Army Game Introduction PART I: THE FLEDGLING YEARS 1. Meet the Dukenfields 2. Life with Father PART II: THE TRAINING GROUND 3. The Tramp Juggler 4. Initiation Rites 5. The Sly Conjurer 6. The Big Time PART III: "ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE" 7. "A Master Pantomimist" 8. "My Art Never Satisfies Me" 9. To the Antipodes 10. The Trouper on the Flying Trapeze 11. The Ham Tree PART IV: "WHAT THEREFORE GOD HATH JOINED TOGETHER, LET NOT MAN PUT ASUNDER" 12. The Breakup 13. The Affair PART V: THE LABYRINTH TO THE ZIEGFELD FOLLIES 14. The Road to the Palace 15. The Second Home 16. "They Had Me Sweating Blood" 17. Backstabbed Epilogue: The Defining Moment
W. C. Fields was a virtuoso comedian, often called a comic genius, legendary iconoclast, and "Great Man," who brought so much laughter to millions while enduring so much anguish. This book explores his little-known, long stage career from 1898 to 1930, which had a major influence on his comedy and screen presence.
Autor: A. Wertheim
Arthur Frank Wertheim

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Autor: A. Wertheim
ISBN-13 :: 9781137300669
ISBN: 1137300663
Erscheinungsjahr: 17.12.2014
Verlag: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Gewicht: 431g
Seiten: 264
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2014
Sonstiges: Buch, 216x145x20 mm
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