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A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

by Ian Brodie

The first examination of stand-up comedy through the lens of folklore

Between Us Girls :  Everything You Need To Know Before You Drop Your Panties

by Alessandra Cifali Basher

A play that sheds a fun but informative light on the serious topics of teenage sex and sexually-transmitted infections. Five 16-year-old girls discuss virginity, the differences between boys and girls, masturbation,...

The Italian Comedy

by Pierre Louis Duchartre

Illustrated history of the beginnings, growth and influence of the commedia dell’ arte. Describes improvisations, staging, marks, scenarios, acting troupes, and origins.

Dirty Daddy

by Bob Saget

Millions of viewers know and love Bob Saget from his role as the sweetly neurotic father on the smash hit Full House, and as the charming wisecracking host of America's Funniest Home Videos. And then there are...

The Runaway Bride: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the 1930s

by Elizabeth Kendall

Kendall's examination of classic comedies from It Happened One Night to The Lady Eve -and the comediennes who starred in them-reveals what these films said about America during the Depression and how they helped...


by George Bernard Shaw

Candida is a farce drafted in 1894 and first printed in 1898 and one of his Plays Pleasant. The main stars are minister James Morell, his wife Candida and a young poet, Eugene Marchbanks, who is madly in love...

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

As you like it is a five-act pastoral comedy by Shakespeare, written in verse and prose between 1599 and early 1600 and published for the first time in 1623. The work, based on the novel Rosalynde by Thomas...

The Alchemist

by Ben Jonson

The comedy “The Alchemist” is written by a playwright, Ben Jonson. This play was first staged in 1610 in king’s men theatre. "The 

 Alchemist" is generally considered as one of the most characteristic...

An Ideal Husband

by Oscar Wilde

''An Ideal Husband'' is a play written by Oscar Wilde, a comedy that takes place over a short period of time and involves blackmail and corruption. 

"An Ideal Husband" tells the story of Sir Robert Chiltern,...

Tartuffe, or The Hypocrite

by Molière

Tartuffe, or The Hypocrite, first performed in 1664, is one of the most famous theatrical comedies by Molière. The characters of Tartuffe, Elmire, and Orgon are considered among the greatest classical theatre...

Green Stockings

by A. E. W. Mason

A comedy in three acts

Stutterer Interrupted

by Nina G.

· 3 million Americans and 70 million people worldwide stutter. · 1 out of 4 stutterers are female. This accounts for 750,000 women who stutter in the United States alone. · With the #MeToo and Time’s Up...

Some Old Bloke

by Robert Llewellyn

When writer, comedian and Red Dwarf actor Robert Llewellyn's son scrawled a picture of him at Christmas and titled it 'Some Old Bloke', Robert was cast deep into thought about life and what it means to be...

Soupy Twists!

by Jem Roberts

This first ever, officially authorised biography of Fry & Laurie takes us on their journey from insecure Footlighters to international comedy heroes. It is the tale of a true friendship, a deep affection between...

Understanding Comedy through College Comedies

by Norman Kagan

In this book, Norman Kagan explores of the nature of comedy and helps readers discover why they are laughing, new reasons to laugh, and new films to that will offer a source of laughter.

The Double Act

by Andrew Roberts

The double act has been at the heart of British entertainment for over 150 years, yet there has never been a book detailing how this form of comedy continues to develop. From music hall turns such as Flanagan...


by Torben Betts

Caroline Mortimer, the nation’s second-favourite TV cook, has it all – a sparkling career, a big house in Highgate, a (golf) loving husband, smart kids and the best kitchen money can buy.

But beneath the...

She Stoops to Conquer

by Oliver Goldsmith

Wealthy countryman Mr. Hardcastle arranges for his daughter Kate to meet Charles Marlow, the son of a wealthy Londoner, hoping the pair will marry. Unfortunately Marlow is nervous around upper-class women, yet...

An Ideal Husband

by Oscar Wilde

Wilde's dramatic masterpiece set in London. Many of the themes of An Ideal Husband were influenced by the situation Oscar Wilde found himself in during the early 1890s. 'Sooner or later we shall all have to...

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest is one of Wilde's most famous plays. A farcical comedy set in Victorian London, rich in satire and witty dialogue, the play marked the climax of Wilde's career but also heralded...