Here come the clowns : a cavalcade of comedy from antiquity to the present


Auteurs : Swortzell, Lowell (Auteur) ; Hodges, C. Walter (Illustrateur)

Lieu de publication : New York

Éditeur : Viking Press

Date de publication : 1978

Édition : 1re éd.

ISBN : 0-670-36874-1

Langue : Anglais

Description : 245 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

Notes : Bibliogr. : p. [233]-236. - Index.

Sujets :
Clowns - Biographies
Acteurs - Biographies
Art clownesque - Histoire

Dépouillement du document :
1. Antiquity
Dwarfs, parasites, satirists, tricky slaves and the clowns of Aristophanes and Plautus

2. The Middle Ages and the early Renaissance
Mimes, vices, knaves, jesters, fools, simpletons and the clowns of hans sachs and others

3. The italian comedians
Harlequin, Pantalone, the Doctor, Pulcinella, the Captain and their friends

4. The Elizabethans
Jig makers, Richard Tarleton, William Kempe, Robert Armin and the clowns of Shakespeare

5. The clown's supremacy in France
Tabarin, Turlupin, Gautier Garguille, Gros Guillaume, Jodelet and the clowns of Molièr

6. The Restoration and the eighteenth century
Fops, British Harlequins and Pantomimes, Sheridan's clowns, America's Jonathan and France's Figaro

7. Ninetheenth century clowning
Early american clowns, Joseph Grimaldi, Two clowns named Rice, Harrigan and Hart, Gilbert and Sullivan and others

8. The clowns of Asia
The Vidushaka of India, the Ch'ou of China, the Kyogen of Japan and the Punakawan of Java

9. Clowns in the Living Theater
Dan Leno, Will Rogers, George M. Cohan, Fanny Brice, the Great Teams, Modern-day Zanies, the Sophisticated Clowns, and Marcel Marceau's "Bip"

10. Clowns in the silent movies
The first film clowns, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Harry Langdon

11. Clowns in "Talkies" and television
Laurel and Hardy, the Marx brlothers, W.C. Field, Mae West, Jummy Durante, Joe E. Brown, Dizzy Dames and Dumb Blondes, Margaret Rutherford, Jerry Lewis, Lucille Ball, Flip Wilson, Jacques Tati, Woody Allen and others

12. Clowns in the circus
The Whiteface, the Auguste, the Grotesque, Grock, the Fratellini, Coco, Emmet Kelly, Felix Adler, Otto Griebling, Lou Jacobs, Popov, Los Muchachos and the clowns of tomorrow.

Résumé :
Lowell Swortzell traces the lively progress of the clown's art from tribal ceremony to situation comedy, vividly re-creating - from eye-witness accounts, contemporary sources, and original scrits and scenarios - the clown's greatest performances in plays, pantomime, television and movies.

Collection : Collection Pascal Jacob

Localisation : Bibliothèque

Cote : 791.330 9 S9799h 1978

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