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The Comedians

by Graham Greene

Study Guide: The Comedians - Topics for Discussion

Title: The Comedians - Topics for Discussion

Text: Topics for Discussion What is the significance of the point of no return in the Comedians? >What

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County

by Mark Twain

Study Guide: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County - Sources

Text: Sources Baender, Paul "The 'Jumping Frog' as a Comedian's First Virtue," Modern Philology Vol. LX

The Kugelmass Episode

by Woody Allen

Study Guide: The Kugelmass Episode - Topics for Further Study

Text: , stage, and screen. How have Jewish comics and comedians contributed to the understanding and

Seinlanguage

by Jerry Seinfeld

Lesson Plans: Seinlanguage - Fun Activities

Text: your own comedy sketch. Vote on which sketch you think is the best one. >2. Top Ten Ten Comedians

Charles Farrar Browne

Biography: Charles Farrar Browne - Charles Farrar Browne

Text: became the most famous--and arguably the most deft--of a generation of American literary comedians whose

James Thurber

Biography: James (Grover) Thurber - James (Grover) Thurber

Text: -twentieth-century journalistic humorists and literary comedians, such as Twain, George H. Derby (who wrote

John Esten Cooke

Biography: John Esten Cooke - John Esten Cooke

Text: successful novels, The Virginia Comedians and Henry St. John, Gentleman, depict the changing

Mortimer Thomson

Biography: Mortimer Thomson - Mortimer Thomson

Text: forgotten although they offer brilliant examples of the witty irony of pre-Civil War literary comedians

Bronx Masquerade

by Nikki Grimes

Lesson Plans: Bronx Masquerade - Object Descriptions

Text: and theater where many black musicians and comedians started their careers. >Homeysappears in Tyrone

Comedians

Literature Criticism: Critical Essay by Harold Clurman - Critical Essay by Harold Clurman

Text: >Comedians … is a distinctly worthwhile play, but there are some difficulties in the way of its

A Fistful of Fig Newtons

by Jean Shepherd

Lesson Plans: A Fistful of Fig Newtons - Eight Week Quiz B

Text: intellectual. 5. What does the narrator say is always the butt of comedians' jokes? A) Donald Trump.B) The

The Producers

by Mel Brooks

Study Guide: The Producers - Author Biography

Text: Catskill Mountains, where many New York comedians went to hone their skills. Brooks took a job writing for

Jay Leno

Encyclopedia Article: Leno, Jay (1950—) - Leno, Jay (1950—)

Text: television comedians, Leno got his start traveling around the country doing standup comedy, performing no

Lenny Bruce

Literature Criticism: Critical Essay by Frank Kofsky - Critical Essay by Frank Kofsky

Text: was his radical stance that distinguished him from run-of-the-mill supper club comedians, however

William Shakespeare

Literature Criticism: William Willeford - William Willeford

Text: " soliloquy has been burlesqued by many comedians; if Turpin were to have done it as a gag, we

List of years in art

Encyclopedia Article: America 1970-1979: Arts - Richard Pryor

Text: Career. In the early 1960s Richard Pryor was among several black comedians who were

Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare

Literature Criticism: Critical Review by Peter Jackson - Critical Review by Peter Jackson

Text: Olivia to play for laughs while surrounded on all sides by comedians with far better lines does not give

Loew's Wonder Theaters

Encyclopedia Article: 1900s: Film and Theater - Ziegfeld Follies

Text: numbers, dancers performing elaborately choreographed routines, comedians tickling funny bones, and actors

1940s

Encyclopedia Article: 1940s: Tv and Radio - Benny, Jack (1894–1974)

Text: popular and influential comedians of the twentieth century. He was known for his subtle sense of comic

Bob Newhart

Encyclopedia Article: Newhart, Bob (1929—) - Newhart, Bob (1929—)

Text: the most successful standup comedians to one of the most successful runs on sitcoms in the 1970s and

Vaudeville

Encyclopedia Article: Vaudeville - Vaudeville

Text: (comedians, jugglers, and dancers) marketed mainly to a family audience, emerged in the 1880s and quickly

Fred Allen

Literature Criticism: Critical Essay by Jim Harmon - Critical Essay by Jim Harmon

Text: 's Alley," in The Great Radio Comedians, Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1970, pp

Woody Allen

Literature Criticism: Critical Essay by Molly Haskell - Critical Essay by Molly Haskell

Text: to his repertory in order to invite comparison with the great comedians of the past….

Mikhail Bakhtin

Literature Criticism: Mikita Hoy - Mikita Hoy

Text: was to joke and cavort obscenely, to the rogue comedians at turn-of-the-century country fairs—

Commedia dell'arte

Literature Criticism: Critical Essay by Michael Anderson - Critical Essay by Michael Anderson

Text: sea, a sort of squirting baudie Comedians, that have Whores and common Curtizans to playe womens

Dario Fo

by Dario Fo

Literature Criticism: Nobel Prize for Literature - Critical Essay by Joel Schechter

Text: satirist.] Few comedians in our century besides Chaplin have been better known than Dario Fo

Halldór Laxness

Literature Criticism: Critical Essay by Phoebe-lou Adams - Critical Essay by Phoebe-lou Adams

Text: purpose, for the Nobel committee has never shown much affection for comedians. The Icelander Halldor

N. F. Simpson

Literature Criticism: Critical Essay by Martin Esslin - Critical Essay by Martin Esslin

Text: the open…. [Two] comedians learnedly discuss Bergson's theory of laughter ('We

Northanger Abbey

by Jane Austen

Lesson Plans: Northanger Abbey - Mid-Book Test - Easy

Text: four greatest comedians in the room.C) The four greatest dancers in the room.D) The four greatest

The Matchmaker

by Thornton Wilder

Study Guide: The Matchmaker - Critical Essay #1

Text: , irony is done to death. Comedians give hammy exaggerations of what it is like to be a comedian; serious

A Confederacy of Dunces

by John Kennedy Toole

Lesson Plans: A Confederacy of Dunces - Final Test - Easy

Text: political party? A) ChildrenB) SodomitesC) ComediansD) Fascists 14. What is Claude's surname? A) SalvidorB

Restoration

by Rose Tremain

Study Guide: Restoration - Objects/Places

Text: , croquet courts, comedians and an endless supply of women. The King believes that the world is small

The Killers

by Ernest Hemingway

Study Guide: The Killers - Critical Essay #1

Text: person's expense. A popular routine for vaudevillian comedians was a sketch in which a "city slicker" meets

Centroid

Encyclopedia Article: Centroids - Centroids

Text: quadrilateral is found at the point where the bimedians (lines joining opposite midpoints) intersect. Other

A Man Without a Country

by Kurt Vonnegut

Lesson Plans: A Man Without a Country - Short Answer Questions Key

Text: comedians. 8. How long would Kurt listen to the radio each day? An hour. 9. What does Kurt try not to do

Watchmen

by Alan Moore

Study Guide: Watchmen - Chapter 12 A Stronger Loving World

Text: shows the Comedian's bloodied smiley-face button in close up. In the last scene of the novel, the

The Canterbury Tales

by Geoffrey Chaucer

Study Guide: The Canterbury Tales - Critical Essay #1

Text: think, but only when it has their attention. Some comedians are all about drawing attention to

Jonas Gardell (BookRags)

Biography: Jonas Gardell - Jonas Gardell

Text: critical success, En komikers uppväxt (Growing up a Comedian, 1992), has already earned him a

A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court

by Mark Twain

Study Guide: A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court - Media Adaptations

Text: . In 2001, comedian Martin Lawrence starred in Black Knight, a movie that was an adaptation of Twain's

Life Is a Dream

by Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Study Guide: Life Is a Dream - For Further Reading

Text: , Alexander A., The Mind and Art of Calderón: Essays on the Comedias, Cambridge University Press, 1988

Antony and Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

Study Guide: Antony and Cleopatra - Critical Essay #11

Text: quick comedians / Extemporally will stage us, and present / Our Alexandrian revels" (16-18). Cleopatra

Flashback: A Brief History of Film

by Louis Giannetti

Lesson Plans: Flashback: A Brief History of Film - Short Answer Questions Key

Text: following comedians was not one of the silent film stars from the 1920s? Lou Costello. 23. What were the

Tirso de Molina

Literature Criticism: Critical Essay by J. C. J. Metford - Critical Essay by J. C. J. Metford

Text: >comedias of this type, acknowledged to be his, survive, but it is conceivable that he wrote others in

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

Study Guide: A Midsummer Night's Dream - Critical Essay #11

Text: nothing but odd curves in a whimsical design. The comedians of Loves Labours Lost are well enough in their

Green Hills of Africa

by Ernest Hemingway

Lesson Plans: Green Hills of Africa - Short Answer Questions

Text: Hemingway initially not watch M'cola skin the larger bull? 160. Which comedian's work does the hunting

Charlie Chaplin

Biography: Charles Spencer Chaplin - Charles Spencer Chaplin

Text: sang, danced, and was a mimic; Charles Chaplin, Sr., was a popular comedian, baritone, and sometime

Eddie Cantor

Biography: Eddie Cantor - Eddie Cantor

Text: Eddie Cantor (1892-1964) was a singer and comedian in vaudeville and on stage and a radio and

E. V. Lucas

Biography: E(dward) V(errall) Lucas - E(dward) V(errall) Lucas

Text: successful London revues starring the celebrated music-hall comedian Harry Tate. It was as...

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