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How Proust Can Change Your Life
How Proust Can Change Your Life
by Alain de Botton
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As relevant today as they were at the turn of the century, Proust's life and work are transformed here into a no-nonsense guide to, among other things, enjoying your vacation, reviving a relationship, achieving original and uncliched articulation, being... (read more)

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Hidden Tools of Comedy: The Serious Business of Being Funny
Hidden Tools of Comedy: The Serious Business of Being Funny
by Steve Kaplan
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While other books give you tips on how to “write funny,” this book offers a paradigm shift in understanding the mechanics and art of comedy, and the proven, practical tools that help writers translate that understanding into successful... (read more)

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The Comedy Bible: From Stand-Up to Sitcom--The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How To" Guide
The Comedy Bible: From Stand-Up to Sitcom--The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How To" Guide
by Judy Carter
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Do you think you're funny? Do you want to turn your sense of humor into a career? If the answer is yes, then Judy Carter's The Comedy Bible is for you. The guru to aspiring stand-up comics provides the complete scoop on being -- and writing -- funny for... (read more)

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Inside Tap
Inside Tap
by Anita Feldman
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Traditional and improvisational instruction for the beginner as well as new and innovative material for the intermediate and advanced dancer.... (read more)

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The Comedy of Errors (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Comedy of Errors (Dover Thrift Editions)
by William Shakespeare
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Based on a pair of comic dramas from ancient Rome, The Comedy of Errors presents a spectacle of pure farce in the spirit of utmost fun and — as the title suggests — hilarious confusion. Two sets of identical twins provide the basis... (read more)

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Under the Duvet: Shoes, Reviews, Having the Blues, Builders, Babies, Families and Other Calamities
Under the Duvet: Shoes, Reviews, Having the Blues, Builders, Babies, Families and Other Calamities
by Marian Keyes
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From the acclaimed bestselling author of Sushi for Beginners and Angels comes a collection of personal essays on shopping, writing, moviemaking, motherhood and all the assorted calamities involved in being a savvy woman in the new millennium. Her novels... (read more)

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Modern Arabic Drama in Egypt
Modern Arabic Drama in Egypt
by Muhammad Mustafa Badawi
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This book is the first critical survey of modern Egyptian drama during the period of its maturity from the 1930s to the present day. A discussion of the work of Tawfiq al-Hakim is followed by an examination of the less experimental plays of his... (read more)

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Comedy: Very Short Introduction (13 Edition)
Comedy: Very Short Introduction (13 Edition)
by Matthew Bevis
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To consider comedy in its many incarnations is to raise diverse but related questions: what, for instance, is humour, and how may it be used (or abused)? When do we laugh, and why? What is it that writers and speakers enjoy - and risk - when they tell a... (read more)

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What Are You Laughing At?: A Comprehensive Guide to the Comedic Event
What Are You Laughing At?: A Comprehensive Guide to the Comedic Event
by Dan Oshannon
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If you're looking for a book that will teach you how to write comedy, we suggest you keep moving. You still have time to pick up a copy of Writing Big Yucks for Big Bucks before the store closes. However, if you want to understand the bigger picture... (read more)

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Comedy FAQs and Answers: How the Stand-Up Biz Really Works
Comedy FAQs and Answers: How the Stand-Up Biz Really Works
by Dave Schwensen
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This guide to the world of stand—up comedy, written in easy—to—use Q&A format, provides current and potential comedians with the no—nonsense advice they need for every stage of their careers. Schwensen's lively book features... (read more)

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Make 'em Laugh: 35 Years of the Comic Strip, the Greatest Comedy Club of All Time!
Make 'em Laugh: 35 Years of the Comic Strip, the Greatest Comedy Club of All Time!
by Jeffrey Gurian
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Once in a lifetime a venue comes along that changes show business dramatically, that fosters growth and camaraderie, experimentation and freedom. The Comic Strip is one of those places, and Make Em Laugh is an inside look at how it all happened, straight... (read more)

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The Ten Commandments of Comedy
The Ten Commandments of Comedy
by Gene Perret
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Beginning comedy writers and performers may think funny can't be taught, but legendary comedy writer Gene Perret, winner of three Emmy Awards, tells otherwise in this guide to what makes a good joke work. Outlining the 10 commandments of comedy, the... (read more)

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The Second City Unscripted: Revolution and Revelation at the World-Famous Comedy Theater
The Second City Unscripted: Revolution and Revelation at the World-Famous Comedy Theater
by Mike Thomas
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Since its modest beginning in 1959, The Second City in Chicago has become a world-renowned bastion of hilarity. A training ground for many of todays top comedic talents—including Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Bill Murray... (read more)

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Cheeky Fictions
Cheeky Fictions
by Susanne Reichl
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Humour is a key feature, laughter a central element, disrespect a vital textual strategy of postcolonial transcultural practice. Devices such as irony, parody, and subversion, can be subsumed under an interventionist stance and have accordingly received... (read more)

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Modern Arabic Drama in Egypt
Modern Arabic Drama in Egypt
by Muhammad Mustafa Badawi
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The Humanist Comedy
The Humanist Comedy
by Alexander Welsh
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For about three thousand years comedy has applied a welcome humanist perspective to the worlds religious beliefs and practices. From the ancient Greek comedies of Aristophanes, the famous poem by Lucretius, and dialogues of Cicero to early modern and... (read more)

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A Decade of Dark Humor: How Comedy, Irony, and Satire Shaped Post-9/11 America
A Decade of Dark Humor: How Comedy, Irony, and Satire Shaped Post-9/11 America
by Ted Gournelos
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Essays that illustrate how humor transformed 9/11 politics and 9/11 transformed... (read more)

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Baggy Pants Comedy: Burlesque and the Oral Tradition (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)
Baggy Pants Comedy: Burlesque and the Oral Tradition (Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)
by Andrew Davis
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Taking readers inside the burlesque houses of Depression-era America, Baggy Pants Comedy explores the role of comedy in a show remembered mostly for strip-tease. It examines how burlesque comics, straight men, and talking women approached the craft of... (read more)

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Chuzzlewit: A Play in Two Acts
Chuzzlewit: A Play in Two Acts
by Frank J. Morlock
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In order to prevent his aged cousin (Old Martin) from leaving his huge estate to charity, Pecksniff travels from London to America to dissuade the dying man from such a mistake. But Old Martin is far from death's door, and is planning from pure spite to... (read more)

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The New Writing Comedy Step by Step: Revised and Updated with Words of Instruction, Encouragement, and Inspiration from Legends of the Comedy Professi
The New Writing Comedy Step by Step: Revised and Updated with Words of Instruction, Encouragement, and Inspiration from Legends of the Comedy Professi
by Gene Perret
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Three-time Emmy Award-winner Gene Perret's "Comedy Writing Step by Step" has been the manual for humor writers for 25 years. In this new book, his first update, Perret offers readers a treasure trove of guidelines and suggestions covering a broad range... (read more)

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