Queens of Comedy

Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and the New Generation of Funny Women

Author: Susan Horowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136642870

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 185

View: 3344

Through candid personal interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and other visionary performers, Queens of Comedy explores how comediennes have redefined the roles of women in not only the entertainment business, but society as a whole. Detailing both their public and private lives - as well as their many and varied performances - Queen of Comedy examines the impact these women have had on the predominantly male-oriented world of comedy. Performers like Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and their more recent counterparts, comediennes Brett Butler and Roseanne, have helped to sift women's roles in comedy from object to subject. This book maps out this shift, providing an often brutally honest picture of women's lives in both the spotlight of comedy and this modern world.

Comedy Queens of the Georgian Er

Author: John Fyvie

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434418296

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 3786

A series of biographical sketches of prominent English comedy actresses of the Georgian period.

Comedy Queens of the Georgian Er

Author: Fyvie

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781115251976

Category: History

Page: 474

View: 1184

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Historical Dictionary of African American Television

Author: Kathleen Fearn-Banks,Anne Burford-Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810879174

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

View: 8085

This second edition covers the history of African Americans on television from the beginning of national television through the present day including: chronology; introductory essay appendixes bibliography over 1000 cross-referenced entries on actors, performers, producers, directors, news and sports journalists

Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest

Author: Agnes Strickland,Elizabeth Strickland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108019749

Category: History

Page: 720

View: 546

Volume 5 of this influential Victorian study focuses on seventeenth-century queens, including Anne of Denmark.

Writing Renaissance Queens

Texts by and about Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots

Author: Lisa Hopkins

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874137866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

View: 4222

This book examines writing both by and about Renaissance women rulers. It offers detailed analyses of poems, letters, and other writings by both Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots, and situates these firmly within the context of other literary figurings of Renaissance queens and queenship. It looks at a range of texts, ranging from the polemical (and largely ephemeral) treatises on the questions of female rule which were prompted by the sudden explosion of women rulers, to works by Shakespeare, Milton, and Elizabeth Cary, as well as the anonymous Arden of Faversham. The book as a whole thus explores both how Renaissance queens wrote themselves and how they were written by others.

Annals of English Drama, 975-1700

An Analytical Record of All Plays, Extant Or Lost, Chronologically Arranged and Indexed by Authors, Titles, Dramatic Companies & C

Author: Alfred Harbage,Sylvia S. Wagonheim

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415010993

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 375

View: 5331

An analytical record of all plays, extinct or lost, chronologically arranged and indexed by authors, titles and dramatic companies.

A National Joke

Popular Comedy and English Cultural Identities

Author: Andy Medhurst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134702566

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 3938

Comedy is crucial to how the English see themselves. This book considers that proposition through a series of case studies of popular English comedies and comedians in the twentieth century, ranging from the Carry On films to the work of Mike Leigh and contemporary sitcoms such as The Royle Family, and from George Formby to Alan Bennett and Roy 'Chubby' Brown. Relating comic traditions to questions of class, gender, sexuality and geography, A National Joke looks at how comedy is a cultural thermometer, taking the temperature of its times. It asks why vulgarity has always delighted English audiences, why camp is such a strong thread in English humour, why class influences what we laugh at and why comedy has been so neglected in most theoretical writing about cultural identity. Part history and part polemic, it argues that the English urgently need to reflect on who they are, who they have been and who they might become, and insists that comedy offers a particularly illuminating location for undertaking those reflections.

Getting Along Famously

A Celebration of Friendship

Author: Melissa Hellstern

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440642692

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 8632

Where would we be without our friends? If we are truly fortunate, we each have one special friend in our lives—the one who cheers every accomplishment no matter how small, who lifts spirits in even the darkest hour, and who knows our deepest secrets and will never tell. In a look at six of the most iconic best friends of our time, bestselling author Melissa Hellstern crafts a charming celebration of strong women and the enduring bonds that unite them. With pairs like Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren, Coco Chanel and Madame Misia Sert, and Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett, Getting Along Famously brings these famous friendships down to earth and explores the precious the art of friendship and the many forms it takes. These women walked the world side by side building friendships that not only withstood all the joys and sorrows of life, but often encouraged them to reach the top of their professions. Whether through laughter or tears, these dynamic relationships illuminate the importance of friendship in every woman’s life. Part surprising biography, part tribute to the unique bonds of friendship, Getting Along Famously will remind you of your delight in your own friends and is the perfect book to share with those woman that mean so much you choose to call them family.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 7085

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Good Girls Finish Last

Wicked Words on Drinking, Shopping, Gossiping, Sex, and All Your Favorite Bad Habits

Author: Sarah Parvis

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740747182

Category: Humor

Page: 180

View: 2332

Treasury of remarks on bad behaviour from some of the sharpest, funniest women.

A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema

Author: Alistair Fox,Michel Marie,Raphaëlle Moine,Hilary Radner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118585429

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 712

View: 3628

A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema presents a comprehensive collection of original essays addressing all aspects of French cinema from 1990 to the present day. Features original contributions from top film scholars relating to all aspects of contemporary French cinema Includes new research on matters relating to the political economy of contemporary French cinema, developments in cinema policy, audience attendance, and the types, building, and renovation of theaters Utilizes groundbreaking research on cinema beyond the fiction film and the cinema-theater such as documentary, amateur, and digital filmmaking Contains an unusually large range of methodological approaches and perspectives, including those of genre, gender, auteur, industry, economic, star, postcolonial and psychoanalytic studies Includes essays by important French cinema scholars from France, the U.S., and New Zealand, many of whose work is here presented in English for the first time

Shakespeare and the Traditions of Comedy

Author: Leo Salingar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521291132

Category: Drama

Page: 368

View: 4009

For students of English and European literature, renaissance studies, comparative literature, drama and classics.

I Am My Own Cause, Too

Hope & Recovery

Author: Charles K. Poole

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453581131

Category: Self-Help

Page: 143

View: 2576

The journey of a lifetime continues as Charles K. Poole’s richly individual and universally resonant views take a very personal turn in his newly published book I Am My Own Cause, Too: Hope and Recovery. In this follow-up to his well-received first book, I Am My Own Cause: An Unfiltered Blog-View of Life As I See It, Poole picks up where the last book ended. Here, he writes from the heart about living, learning, and loving in the refreshingly honest way fans of his popular blog and book have come to expect. This time, he centers his words and thoughts on being hopeful in the midst of personal recovery from . . . almost everything. Each selection in Hope and Recovery is an inspiring, thoughtful reflection on living, and Poole doesn ́t skimp on authenticity, preferring instead to fully reveal himself as focused on the journey and not just the destination. A journey through which, Poole believes, everyone can teach others and learn from others. “Every day is rich with possibilities,” Poole reminds us. “And every one of us is able to create moments that define and affirm our lives and the lives of others. It’s only by asking ourselves tough questions and examining the meaning of the answers we find that we come to appreciate the gift of life we’ve been given. Our purpose is simple: Live. Learn. Love. That’s why we’re here.”

The Kings and Queens of Roam

A Novel

Author: Daniel Wallace

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147670399X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2022

From the celebrated author of Big Fish comes an imaginative, moving novel about two sisters, their dark legacy, and the magical town that entwines them. Helen and Rachel McCallister, who live in a town called Roam, are as different as sisters can be: Helen, older, bitter, and conniving; Rachel, beautiful, naïve—and blind. When their parents die suddenly, Rachel has to rely on Helen for everything, but Helen embraces her role in all the wrong ways, convincing Rachel that the world is a dark and dangerous place she couldn’t possibly survive on her own…or so Helen believes, until Rachel makes a surprising choice that turns both their worlds upside down. In this new novel, southern literary master Daniel Wallace returns to the tradition of tall tales and folklore made memorable in his bestselling novel Big Fish. Wildly inventive and beautifully written, The Kings and Queens of Roam is a big-hearted tale of family and the ties that bind.

The Queens of Nightmares and Dreams

Book Two of the Pendragon's Requite Trilogy

Author: Victor C. Brice

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462055184

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2706

King Arthur's royal court and the Knights of the Round Table are established in the 21st Century! In an all too brief period of peace, Guinevere gives birth to her husband's son and daughter. The fallen princess of Cornwall, Morgana the renegade Fey summons from the Dark Ages the supreme leader of her dark witch's coven, the hellish she-demon Rhapter. Morgana's aim is to once again usurp Camelot's throne. But Rhapter has her own secret plans for revenge against humanity and her personal nemisis: Vivian the Lady of the Lake and queen of mystic Avalon. From the frigid depths of space, Rhapter entices an evil race of aliens to attack planet earth with their futuristic war machines starting with Arthur's new kingdom!

Queens of France

Author: Thornton Wilder

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573624322


Page: 47

View: 435


Queens of the French Stage

Author: Hugh Noel Williams

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465545182

Category: United States

Page: 1065

View: 3126

FEW women in French history have been the subject of more discussion than the young girl whom Molière married, at the church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois, on February 20, 1662. Armande Grésinde Claire Elisabeth Béjart, for that was the bride's name, is described in the marriage deed as the daughter of the late Joseph Béjart, écuyer, sieur de Belleville, and of his widow, Marie Hervé. Joseph Béjart, it should be stated, had died shortly before, or shortly after, Armande's birth. The Béjarts were very poor, for the only means which Joseph seems to have possessed wherewith to maintain his pretensions to nobility were derived from a small government appointment (huissier ordinaire du roy ès eaux et forêts de France), and his wife had presented him with "at least eleven children." They lived in the Marais, then the theatrical quarter of Paris. On its northern outskirts, near the Halles, in the Rue Mauconseil, stood the old Hôtel de Bourgogne, the first home of the regular drama; in the centre, in the Rue Vieille-du-Temple, was the theatre which took its name from the quarter, the Théâtre du Marais, where Corneille's Cid was first performed; while nearer the Seine, the playgoer could make choice between the Italian troupes, the Trois Farceurs, Gaultier-Garguille, Gros-Guillaume, and Turlupin, and open-air entertainments on the Pont-au-Change, the Pont-Neuf, and the Place Dauphine. It is, therefore, not surprising that the little Béjarts should have been in the habit of varying the monotony of their poverty-stricken lives by occasional visits to one or other of these spectacles, or that, dazzled by those well-known attractions, which were doubtless as potent in the seventeenth century as they are to-day, the two eldest, Joseph and Madeleine, should have decided, while still very young, to make the stage their profession. What theatre witnessed their débuts we do not know. The majority of authors are of opinion that they joined a company of strolling players which was at this time exploiting Languedoc; M. Larroumet hesitates between one of the unlicensed playhouses of the fairs in the neighbourhood of Paris and a troupe of amateurs, several of which were to be found in the capital; while another of Madeleine's biographers, M. Henri Chardon, thinks that she obtained admission to the Théâtre du Marais, though it appears very improbable that a young and inexperienced actress could have met with such good fortune. However that may be, Madeleine seems to have prospered in her profession from the very outset, as on January 10, 1636, supported by her curateur, one Simon Courtin, her father, a paternal uncle, a "chef du gobelet du roi," and divers other relatives and friends, she appears before the Civil Lieutenant of Paris to request permission to contract a loan of 2000 livres, wherewith to supplement a like sum of her own and enable her to acquire a little house and garden situated in the Cul-de-Sac Thorigny.