[EPUB] ↠ Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube | by ☆ Trav S.D.
Jan 27, 2020 - 10:44 AMBy Trav S.D.

Chain of Fools traces the art of slapstick comedy from its pre cinema origins in the ancient pantomime through its silent movie heyday in the teens and twenties, then on to talkies, television, and the Internet As in his first book, the critically acclaimed No Applause, Just Throw Money The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, author Trav S.D mixes a wicked wit, a scholar Chain of Fools traces the art of slapstick comedy from its pre cinema origins in the ancient pantomime through its silent movie heyday in the teens and twenties, then on to talkies, television, and the Internet As in his first book, the critically acclaimed No Applause, Just Throw Money The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, author Trav S.D mixes a wicked wit, a scholar s curiosity, and a keen critical appreciation for laugh makers through the ages, from classical clowns like Joseph Grimaldi to comedy kings like Mack Sennett, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton to recent figures, from Red Skelton, Sid Caesar and Ernie Kovacs to Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey and Steve Carell all the way down to the teenagers on YouTube whose backyard antics bring us full circle to slapstick s beginnings This valentine to the great clowns contains enough insights and surprises to open the eyes of even life long comedy fans Here s what critics had to say about Trav S.D s first book, No Applause, Just Throw Money The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous A book that sharpens the mind and stirs the heart .The writing is as snappy as these troupers and headliners deserve And the scholarship is high class Margo Jefferson, New York Times Almost a vaudeville show unto itselfOpen a single chapter of No Applause and you ll get a great snapshot of the industry at that time.An ode to the tenacity, the freaks, the slapstick, and yes, the art form that was responsible for entertainment today as we know it Rachel Shindelman, Time Out Chicago Much has been written about the American institution of vaudeville, but readers would be hard pressed to find an account as humorous and sharp as writer and performer Trav S.D s tasty chronicle A well researched, riotous book Publisher s Weekly starred review Thorough and thoroughly entertaining One of the year s best historical performing arts texts a wonderful story wonderfully told Barry X Miller, Library Journal starred review Both performer and theatre historian, Trav S.D knows of what he speaks His rich, well researched history of American vaudeville from its roots in the 1880s onward is a rare enough feat made all the startling by the wit, zest and fresh eyes he brings to the subject Jack Helbig, Booklist starred review
  • Title: Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube
  • Author: Trav S.D.
  • ISBN: 9781593932404
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback

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Halli Casser-Jayne Jan 27, 2020 - 10:44 AM
This wonderfully written, eminently readable book, by the equally well written and informative No Applause, Just Throw Money The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous author, performer and historian Trav S.D is a must read for anyone interested in the early laugh makers Listen to my interview with Trav S.D when I host The Halli Casser Jayne Show s Silent Comedy Fest also starring Chaplin the Musical s Tony Award Nominee, Rob McClure one of the leading silent film s accompanists Ben Model, and from SL [...]
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Jim Jan 27, 2020 - 10:44 AM
A well written and thorough history of comedy in the silent film era and its echoes in today s comedy Trav has seen an amazing number of silent comedies his knowledge is veritably encyclopedic And he continues in the witty vein he established in his first book, No Applause Just Throw Money Here he gets to give free rein to his opinions, as unlike the case with vaudeville, most of the stuff here is viewable today Definitely worth a look for those interested in the silent era and those who might [...]
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Chip Carman Jan 27, 2020 - 10:44 AM
Way too much on the filmographies and precious little information on the people and personalities of a bygone era I wanted to know a lot about what it was like to be involved in the silent film era and his other book about vaudeville was great So, it was a major disappointment.
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Anne Libera Jan 27, 2020 - 10:44 AM
Lots of good information not just on the early silent era but also how it translated into sound film and television
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Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube By Trav S.D. Chain of Fools traces the art of slapstick comedy from its pre cinema origins in the ancient pantomime through its silent movie heyday in the teens and twenties, then on to talkies, television, and the Internet As in his first book, the critically acclaimed No Applause, Just Throw Money The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, author Trav S.D mixes a wicked wit, a scholar Chain of Fools traces the art of slapstick comedy from its pre cinema origins in the ancient pantomime through its silent movie heyday in the teens and twenties, then on to talkies, television, and the Internet As in his first book, the critically acclaimed No Applause, Just Throw Money The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, author Trav S.D mixes a wicked wit, a scholar s curiosity, and a keen critical appreciation for laugh makers through the ages, from classical clowns like Joseph Grimaldi to comedy kings like Mack Sennett, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton to recent figures, from Red Skelton, Sid Caesar and Ernie Kovacs to Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey and Steve Carell all the way down to the teenagers on YouTube whose backyard antics bring us full circle to slapstick s beginnings This valentine to the great clowns contains enough insights and surprises to open the eyes of even life long comedy fans Here s what critics had to say about Trav S.D s first book, No Applause, Just Throw Money The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous A book that sharpens the mind and stirs the heart .The writing is as snappy as these troupers and headliners deserve And the scholarship is high class Margo Jefferson, New York Times Almost a vaudeville show unto itselfOpen a single chapter of No Applause and you ll get a great snapshot of the industry at that time.An ode to the tenacity, the freaks, the slapstick, and yes, the art form that was responsible for entertainment today as we know it Rachel Shindelman, Time Out Chicago Much has been written about the American institution of vaudeville, but readers would be hard pressed to find an account as humorous and sharp as writer and performer Trav S.D s tasty chronicle A well researched, riotous book Publisher s Weekly starred review Thorough and thoroughly entertaining One of the year s best historical performing arts texts a wonderful story wonderfully told Barry X Miller, Library Journal starred review Both performer and theatre historian, Trav S.D knows of what he speaks His rich, well researched history of American vaudeville from its roots in the 1880s onward is a rare enough feat made all the startling by the wit, zest and fresh eyes he brings to the subject Jack Helbig, Booklist starred review

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