W.C. Fields from the Ziegfeld Follies and Broadway Stage to the Screen

Becoming a Character Comedian
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ISBN-13:
9781349949854
Einband:
Book
Erscheinungsdatum:
18.01.2017
Seiten:
270
Autor:
Arthur Frank Wertheim
Gewicht:
493 g
Format:
216x153x20 mm
Serie:
Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Sprache:
Englisch

Inhaltsverzeichnis
Introduction.- Prologue. Becoming a Character Comedian.- Part I. 1915 - A Momentous Year.- 1. Confronting Florenz Ziegfeld.- 2. Pool Sharks and His Lordship's Dilemma.- Part II. The Beleagered Sportsman.- 3. Spoofing Croquet.- 4. Lampooning Tennis.- 5. The Frustrated Duffer.- Part III. Entr'actes.- 6. The Three Musketeers.- 7. Bessie and Hattie.- 8. Fields's Well Never Went Dry.- 9. From the Midnight Frolic to the Front Lines.- Part IV. Lampooning the Dysfuntional Family.- 10. The Flivertons.- 11. The Breakup with Ziegfeld.- Part V. Broadway Stardom.- 12. Oh, what a Scandal!.- 13. "Confidence Man of the Ages".- 14. Two Legendary Iconolasts Converge.- 15. The Comic Supplement.- 16. A Follies Farewell.- Epilogue. Fields Encounters D. W. Griffith.- Appendix. The Ziegfeld Mystique.
Beschreibung
This book reveals how Fields became a character comedian while performing in Broadway's most illustrious revue, the Ziegfeld Follies.
Autor
Arthur Frank Wertheim is the author of W. C. Fields from Burlesque and Vaudeville to Broadway: Becoming a Comedian (2014). The first volume of a three-part series on the comedian's life and career, it has already been hailed as the definitive biography of a famous American comic iconoclast and cultural icon.

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