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Publisher Description

The double act has been at the heart of British entertainment for over 150 years, yet there has never been a book detailing how this form of comedy continues to develop. From music hall turns such as Flanagan & Allen, to variety acts who managed to make the transformation to television such as Morecambe & Wise, to more recent performers—Armstrong & Miller, Mitchell & Webb—this book explores the dynamics of this form of entertainment. It encompasses the often neglected field of female double-acts, such as Victoria Wood & Julie Walters and French & Saunders, and the acts associated with alternative comedy and the Edinburgh Fringe, from Rik Mayall & Ade Edmondson to Stewart Lee & Richard Herring. There are also chapters on the double-acts created by TV sitcoms—e.g. Tony Hancock & Sidney James, Terry & June, George & Mildred—and on the subtle art of the straight man.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2018
November 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
The History Press
SELLER
Chicago Review Press, Inc. DBA Independent Publishers Group
SIZE
4.6
MB

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