Don't forget to bookmark this web site !!
Used & Out of Print Books | Contact us | Home

Browse and Compare Price at 40+ Sites and 20,000+ Stores!!

|  FAQ/About us |  Recommend us |  Browse |  Memo |  Book Reviews |  Random Quotes |  Help |


Find more info., search and price compare for
A Great, Silly Grin: The British Satire Boom Of The 1960s
by Humphrey Carpenter
Binding: Paperback, 408 pages
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Weight: 1.2 pound
Dimension: H: 0.85 x L: 8.6 x W: 6.6 inches
ISBN 10: 0306812053
ISBN 13: 9780306812057
Click here to search for this book and compare price at 40+ bookstores with!

If you cannot find this book in our new and in print search, be sure to try our used and out of print search too!


Book Description:
A vibrant history of the British satire explosion of the early 1960s and its lasting influence on comedy A Great, Silly Grin opens at the 1960 Edinburgh Festival, where a staggeringly inspired satirical revue called Beyond the Fringe startled a public steeped in the polite, bland banality of the 1950s. From there it is a short trip to the coffee bars of London, where the appearance of a scruffy yellow pamphlet calling itself Private Eye overturned the way Britons looked at their world. The apotheosis of the satire boom, and the progenitor of so many American comedy acts, was the groundbreaking BBC television program 'That Was the Week That Was,' which combined elements of sketch comedy and evening news broadcast to produce something essential, hilarious, and, on occasion, scandalous. Humphrey Carpenter's history of this tumultuous and exciting era introduces us not only to the people involved in its creation Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Michael Frayn, Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett, and David Frost but also their routines and sketches.

|  Home |  FAQ/About us |  Link to us |  Recommend us |  Contact us |  Bookstores |  Memo |

Shipping Destination:
(US only)
Display in:
Search by:

Searching for Out of Print Books? [Click Here]

[ For web hosting, AddALL recommend Liquidweb]