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Monty Python Speaks, Revised and Updated Edition: The Complete Oral History

Monty Python Speaks, Revised and Updated Edition: The Complete Oral History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Morgan, David

With a new Foreword In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its BBC debut, a revised and updated edition of the complete oral history of Monty Python-an insightful, in-depth portrait of the brilliant and hysterically funny show that transformed modern comedy. Broadcast by the B...BC between 1969 and 1974, Monty Python's Flying Circus introduced something completely different: a new brand of surrealistic, stream-of-consciousness comedy that pushed the traditional boundaries of format, style, and content. Blending brilliant satire with slapstick silliness, The Pythons-Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin-spoke to a generation eager to break free of the conventional. Making their way across the Atlantic and the world, the Pythons' zany approach to comedy would have a monumental influence on modern popular culture, paving the way for farcical entertainment from Saturday Night Live to The Simpsons to Austin Powers. In Monty Python Speaks, David Morgan has collected interviews with Monty Python's founding members, actors, producers, and other collaborators to produce a no-holds-barred look at the Pythons' legendary sketches and films, including Monty Python's Life of Brian, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Spamalot), and The Meaning of Life. Featuring four new chapters that focus on the group's oeuvre since the first edition's publication twenty years ago, as well as a new foreword and updated resources, Monty Python Speaks offers a fascinating peek behind the scenes of the Pythons' creative process-including the friendships and feuds-that catapulted a comedy revolution.
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ISBN 9780062866448
Released NZ 17 Dec 2018
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780062866448
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins US
Released 17 Dec 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Morgan, David
Category Performing Arts
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 791.430280922
Weight 295g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Comedians - Interviews - Great Britain
NBS Text Other Performing Arts
ONIX Text General/trade