Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History

W. C. Fields from Burlesque and Vaudeville to Broadway

Becoming a Comedian

Authors: Wertheim, A.

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W. C. Fields was a virtuoso comedian, often called a comic genius, legendary iconoclast, and "Great Man," who brought so much laughter to millions while enduring so much anguish. This book explores his little-known, long stage career from 1898 to 1930, which had a major influence on his comedy and screen presence.

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Arthur Frank Wertheim has written several books on twentieth-century American culture, including Vaudeville Wars, The New York Little Renaissance, and Radio Comedy. He has co-edited three volumes: The Papers of Will Rogers and edited Will Rogers at the Ziegfeld Follies and American Popular Culture. A former American history professor at the University of Southern California, USA, as well as visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, his awards range from a Fulbright grant to teach at the University of Indonesia to a fellowship on biography at The Norman Mailer Center, USA. 
 

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
W. C. Fields from Burlesque and Vaudeville to Broadway
Book Subtitle
Becoming a Comedian
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30067-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137300676
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30066-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-67144-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 264
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