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The Double Act Andrew Roberts

The Double Act By Andrew Roberts

The Double Act by Andrew Roberts

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The first book to tell the story of the Great British comedy double act - from Morecambe and Wise to Mitchell and Webb

The Double Act Summary

The Double Act: A History of British Comedy Duos by Andrew Roberts

THE double act has been at the heart of the British entertainment scene for over 150 years: from its start in the music halls, through radio shows such as Hancock's Half Hour playing in virtually every household and on cinema and television, from Carry On films to Withnail and I. Explore the influence of comedy duos on their audience and how their performances evolved over time, the importance of the subtle art of the straight man next to the comic and discover some acts who might have passed you by. This book is a tribute to the comedians who have entertained the public for so long, dedicating their lives to adding a bit of laughter to the mundane everyday. The Double Act will appeal to all lovers of British comedy as it takes them through the golden moments of its history.

About Andrew Roberts

ANDREW ROBERTS has a doctorate in British Cinema from Brunel University and has written film articles to Sight and Sound, History Today, The Observer and The Daily Telegraph. He is the author of the forthcoming Idols of the Odeons. His other interests include second feature crime drama and raising autism awareness.

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The Double Act: A History of British Comedy Duos by Andrew Roberts
Used - Like New
The History Press Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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