Harold Richardson has collected together some of his favourite jokes and one-liners, including quips and quotations from Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Walter Matthau, Spike Milligan and many others.Some people call these punch lines,Others call ...
Author: Harold Richardson
Harold Richardson has collected together some of his favourite jokes and one-liners, including quips and quotations from Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Walter Matthau, Spike Milligan and many others.Some people call these punch lines,Others call them quips,But they make ideal readingIf you take them on short trips.
It centred on the ambitions of 40-something Harold Steptoe — like Hancock's,
social, intellectual and erotic – and his longing to escape his anarchic father
Albert who invariably brought him down to earth. The reason for Steptoe's appeal
Author: S. Lockyer
Category: Social Science
Humour is pervasive in contemporary culture, and is generally celebrated as a public good. Yet there are times when it is felt to produce intolerance, misunderstanding or even hatred. This book brings together, for the first time, contributions that consider the ethics as well as the aesthetics of humour. The book focuses on the abuses and limits of humour, some of which excite considerable social tension and controversy. Beyond a Joke is an exciting intervention, full of challenging questions and issues.
Character Sketches , Development Drawings : Pictures of Wit and Humour , done
in Permanent Lines for Posterity . By the late CHARLES H . BENNETT and
ROBERT B . BROUGH . By the testimony of all his contemporaries , the late C . H
Throughout his life Harold Browne retained an innocent and antiseptic sense of humour ; and he saw , as few schoolboys ever see , the comical contrasts which
come into the way of those who have eyes to see . There is one example of the ...
Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron LyttonPublish On: 1875
Into the furnace all vessels of gold , of all ages , had been cast ; but from the
mould came the new coin , with its single stamp . And , happily , the subject of the
work did not forbid to the writer the indulgence of his naïve , peculiar irony of humour ...
Provides an examination of the use of dark humor in classic literary works.
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Black humor
Historically, exploration and colonization have been linked in troubling ways. This new volume discussesthe roles of exploration and colonization in Heart of Darkness, The Iliad, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Things Fall Apart, Wide Sargasso Sea, and other literary works. Featuring original essays and excerpts from previously published critical analyses, this addition to the Bloom's Literary Themes series gives students valuable insight into the title's subject theme.
With Ben as his 'straight man', the two are very much a double-act, and much of
their chatter has all the qualities of a music-hall comedy routine. But this play is
no straightforward comedy. Forces beyond these men's comprehension and ...
Author: Mark Batty
Publisher: Writers and Their Work (Paperb
This study offers a consideration of Nobel Prize-winning dramatist, Harold Pinter's output as a playwright, from The Room (1957) to Celebration (2000), paying particular attention to how his plays operate as dramatic experiences that often defy convention and expectation.
CLASSIC HAROLD AND MADDE ( 1971 ) Starring : Bud Cort , Ruth Gordon
Directed by Hal Ashby W " Fearing that he would be typecast as ... There are
scenes of pathos interspersed with wonderful moments of the darkest ironic humour .
Having established English middle - class , university humour : Mogg's domestic
ambience , the Panorama In May 1978 I ... after me I would be flattered . solemn
documentary ; but this is the real extraordinary TV comeback by Harold But to be
publish a commissioned review of a book on European federal union, a concept Harold favoured. ... Farce', an analysisof the1946 conference.5 Therewere also
books: The Congress of Vienna (1946) and The English Senseof Humour (1947).
Author: Norman Rose
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Harold Nicolson was a man of extraordinary gifts. A renowned politician, historian, biographer, diarist, novelist, lecturer, journalist, broadcaster and gardener, his position in society and politics allowed him an insight into the most dramatic events of British, indeed world, history. Nicolson's personal life was no less dramatic. Married to Vita Sackville-West, one of the most famous writers of her day, their marriage survived, even prospered, despite their both being practising homosexuals. Unashamedly elitist, bound together by their literary, social, and intellectual pursuits, moving in the refined circles of the Bloomsbury group they viewed life from the rarified peaks of aristocratic haughtiness. Few men could boast such gifts as Nicolson possessed, yet he ended his life plagued by self-doubt. 'I am attempting nothing; therefore I cannot fail,' he once acknowledged. What went wrong? It was a question that haunted Nicolson throughout his adult life. Relying on a wealth of archival material, Norman Rose brilliantly disentangles fact from fiction, setting Nicolson's story of perceived failure against the wider perspective of his times.
Few Writers , however , if any , ever possessed the spirit , or attained the true end
of Comedy , so perfectly , upon the ... to expect a greater variety of original
characters in Comedy , and bolder strokes of wit and humour , than are to be
found on ...
DON JUAN AS A HUMOROUS EPIC ( 1935 ) Don Juan as it now stands is a
gigantic torso . It breaks off in the midst of a canto as if Byron had been suddenly
called from writing it to transact business . Hence no absolutely final word may be
Author: John Davies Jump
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
Category: Byron, George Gordon Noel Lord[sachl.OW]
Instead of doing humorous things , he is himself humorous , and that is a great
achievement for an actor who is denied the use ... Newspapers called the film "
an exceedingly bright and engaging comedy in Harold Lloyd ' s well - known
Author: Annette M. D'Agostino
Category: Performing Arts
One of the most significant contributors to the early years of the motion picture industry, Harold Lloyd was also a shrewd businessman and became the wealthiest man in Hollywood at the peak of his career. This book overviews Lloyd's life and achievements and provides detailed information on his work in film, radio, and television. The film chapter describes all of Lloyd's feature films, shorts, cameo roles, and newsreels.
How does Hobson's Choice succeed as a comedy ? Hobson's Choice succeeds
mainly as a comedy of reversal in which Will Mossop , the downtrodden , abject
boot - hand of Act I , overcomes his former master and becomes the dominant ...
Author: John Goodby
This series of notes for GCSE and A level is tailored to exam requirements. The books provide criticism on specific texts plus questions. Information on the author and the historical background to the text is given and a specimen essay, hints for study and a summary of the text is included.
Admittedly , this all sounds perilously like a Patience Strong homily , but the
director , Hal Ashby , has been adroit in his control of trite sentimentality , for he
has laced the love story with grotesque , wickedly amusing black comedy . Harold's ...