Calcium Made Interesting: Sketches, Letters, Essays & Gondolas

Calcium Made Interesting: Sketches, Letters, Essays & Gondolas

by Graham Chapman
     
 

The late Graham Chapman was Monty Python's one true anarchist. The man who portrayed the mistaken messiah in Life of Brian lived his life, on and off the stage, with a sheer delight in madness. In the spirit of the man himself, this marvelous anthology collects everything from unpublished sketches, transcripts of his lecture tours, and letters to his bank

Overview

The late Graham Chapman was Monty Python's one true anarchist. The man who portrayed the mistaken messiah in Life of Brian lived his life, on and off the stage, with a sheer delight in madness. In the spirit of the man himself, this marvelous anthology collects everything from unpublished sketches, transcripts of his lecture tours, and letters to his bank manager ("Please stop writing these abusive letters about my overdraft. I consider it to be quite a nice one…"), to serious articles on gay rights and reflections on his fellow Pythons—all offering a unique insight into the real Dr. Chapman. Funny and surreal, Calcium Made Interesting captures the eclectic spirit of a true comic genius and his enduring impact on comedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780330435437
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

Graham Chapman wrote for a number of radio and television shows such as The Illustrated Weekly Hudd and The Frost Report before he was commissioned, along with Cleese, Palin, Idle, Gilliam and Jones, to write and perform Monty Python's Flying Circus. He died in 1989. Jim Yoakum has been a professional writer for over thirty years. He is an author and screenwriter. He has contributed articles to numerous magazines, websites and periodicals including Rolling Stone, The Onion and Goldmine. He was former writing partners with the late Graham Chapman of Monty Python and is U.S. Curator of the Graham Chapman Archives. He is also a professional musician. Some of his other writings can be seen at thearchivest.wordpress.com.

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