Monty Python's Flying Circus

Monty Python's Flying Circus

by Marcia Landy
     
 

A comprehensive study examining the history, content, and context of the legendary comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus.See more details below

Overview

A comprehensive study examining the history, content, and context of the legendary comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814331033
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
TV Milestones Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

The Flying circus and the Wide world of entertainment1
The Pythons4
The Flying circus in a changing British culture15
The British Broadcasting Corporation19
The Pythons and American television25
Antecedents and influences30
Situating comedy35
Television time40
Television forms and genres44
Animals, insects, machines, and human bodies62
Cross-dressing and gender bending70
Hyperbole, excess, and escalation79
Recycling literature, drama, cinema, and art83
Language, words, sense, and nonsense86
Common sense and audience response95
The Flying circus revisted99

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