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2014, 2nd edition., ISBN 140817460X, xii, 518 pages
Beginning with a brief history of the art form, the book goes on to examine the key elements, such as the comedian's stage persona, their material and how this... 
Stand-up comedy
Book
New Theatre Quarterly, ISSN 0266-464X, 05/2017, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp. 143 - 155
In this article, Oliver Double examines the process of turning traumatic personal experience into viable stand-up comedy material by offering a detailed... 
Bertolt Brecht | Noël Carroll. Arthur Koestler | Bisociation | Henri Bergson | Arthur Koestler | Noel Carroll | THEATER | bisociation | drama | comic monologue | Double, Oliver | creative process | 2015 | 2000-2099 | Break a Leg | English literature | monodrama | theatrical production | Experience | Stand-up comedy | Authorship | Portrayals | Reading | Empathy | Comedians | Trauma | Humor | Creativity
Journal Article
New Theatre Quarterly, ISSN 0266-464X, 11/2009, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp. 379 - 390
British variety theatre has been largely ignored by theatre historians, in spite of its huge popularity in the early twentieth century. Here, Oliver Double... 
THEATER | xylophone | 1900-1999 | vaudeville | theater | English literature | Brown, Teddy | Percussionists | Performances | Style, Musical | Social aspects | Theater | Art | Radio | Websites | Films | History
Journal Article
Comedy Studies, ISSN 2040-610X, 01/2012, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp. 93 - 104
This article examines the performance dynamics of the variety comedian Max Miller's use of innuendo. I argue that whilst Miller's use of sexual humour fits... 
variety theatre | Freud | sexual attitudes | Max Miller | censorship | comic performance | innuendo
Journal Article
Comedy Studies, ISSN 2040-610X, 01/2010, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp. 5 - 19
In this interview, the celebrated improvisational stand-up comedian Ross Noble discusses his early influences, starting his career in the anarchic Newcastle... 
stand-up comedy | improvisation | Ross Noble | comic monologue | interview | theater | 2000-2099 | English literature | Noble, Ross
Journal Article
New Theatre Quarterly, ISSN 0266-464X, 2/2007, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp. 35 - 48
Punk rock performance consciously draws on popular theatre forms such as music hall and stand-up comedy - as was exemplified on the occasion when Max Wall... 
THEATER | ethnomusicology | music hall | performance | United States | folk music | punk rock music | England | popular theater | rock and roll music | Punk culture | Performances | Punk rock music | Stand-up comedy | Theater | Art | Historical analysis | Audience | Music | Theater criticism
Journal Article
1997, 1, ISBN 1408162814, 276
How could Max Miller reduce an audience to helpless laughter just by talking about a fan dancer and her fan? Why do club audiences howl with glee at Bernard... 
Book
Studies in Theatre and Performance, ISSN 1468-2761, 09/2008, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp. 213 - 221
The celebrated Munich cabaret artist Karl Valentin first came to prominence with his performance of his sketch Das Aquarium in 1908. This was also the moment... 
German theatre | cabaret | stand-up comedy | Brecht | Stand-up comedy | Cabaret | drama | comic conventions | German literature | human body | Valentin, Karl | Ich bin ein armer magerer Mann | social satire | 1900-1999 | word play
Journal Article
Studies in Theatre and Performance, ISSN 1468-2761, 01/2008, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp. 213 - 221
The celebrated Munich cabaret artist Karl Valentin first came to prominence with his performance of his sketch Das Aquarium in 1908. This was also the moment... 
German theatre | cabaret | stand-up comedy | Brecht
Journal Article
Studies in Theatre and Performance, ISSN 1468-2761, 2007, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp. 5 - 11
Journal Article
Ephemera, ISSN 2052-1499, 08/2015, Volume 15, Issue 3, p. 651
  Stand-up comedy is often seen as such an unusual choice of profession that it barely even qualifies as being a 'proper job'. Because comedians are seen as... 
Studies | Careers | Job analysis | Employment practices | Comedians | Television programs
Journal Article
New Theatre Quarterly, ISSN 0266-464X, 8/2004, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp. 203 - 215
Admired by Brecht, yet also counting Hitler among his fans, the German cabaret performer Karl Valentin remains an enigmatic figure for most English-speaking... 
German literature | cabaret | theater | Brecht, Bertolt | Valentin, Karl | 1900-1999 | Verfremdung | Analysis | Stand-up comedy | Research
Journal Article
Studies in Theatre and Performance, ISSN 1468-2761, 01/2007, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp. 5 - 11
The authors have collaborated for a number of years on researching the cabaret career of Karl Valentin. Here they provide a brief summary of Valentin's active... 
politics | Munich cabaret | Karl Valentin | Nazism | Liesl Karlstadt | Brecht | drama | Vater und Sohn über den Krieg | German literature | Father and Son Discuss the War | biographical approach | English language translation | Valentin, Karl | 1900-1999
Journal Article
The Plant Journal, ISSN 0960-7412, 08/2012, Volume 71, Issue 4, pp. 669 - 683
Journal Article
New Theatre Quarterly, ISSN 0266-464X, 11/2000, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp. 315 - 323
Stand-up comedy is often distinguished from straight acting by its apparent lack of characterization – the comedian appearing onstage apparently as him or... 
comic monologue | Connolly, Billy | Ray, Ted | Brecht, Bertolt | Scottish literature | 1900-1999 | characterization
Journal Article
Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, ISSN 1944-3927, 05/2017, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 125 - 128
Journal Article
New Theatre Quarterly, ISSN 0266-464X, 2006, Volume 22, Issue 87, p. 303
McGrath is a seminal gure in the Scottish theatre, an important contributor to the development of realistic TV drama in the 1960s, and the author of A Good... 
Theater | Expressionism | Reading | Postcolonialism | Book reviews | Modernism | Culture | Humor
Journal Article
08/2013, Volume 29, Issue 3, 1
Because of its lucidity, clarity, and textually focused detail, the discussion is ideal for undergraduates, which is not to undervalue its scholarship.... 
THEATER | Book reviews | Comedians | Electroglottography | Marriage | Social criticism & satire | Comedies
Book Review
New Theatre Quarterly, ISSN 0266-464X, 2003, Volume 19, Issue 73, p. 94
The only uncertain element is an overlong rst chapter, which introduces the play and offers a potted summary of its textual and performance history, although... 
Postmodernism | Historical text analysis | Actors | Teaching | Theater | 20th century | Feminism | Teachers | Students | Drama | Vision | Reinforcement | Books
Journal Article
08/2011, Volume 27, Issue 107, 2
Drawing on their extensive practical experience in teaching and directing, John Abbott and Robert Barton suggest hundreds of research tasks, exercises, and... 
THEATER | Theater | Biographies | Drama | Handbooks | Citizenship | Actors | Improvisation | Books
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