Notes on a Cowardly Lion: The Biography of Bert Lahr, With a New Preface by the Author / Edition 1

Notes on a Cowardly Lion: The Biography of Bert Lahr, With a New Preface by the Author / Edition 1

by John Lahr
     
 


"An always intelligent, often moving biography that shifts with impressive ease, depth and clarity from a son writing about his father to a theater critic and cultural historian analyzing a great comic and his time."—Jules FeifferSee more details below

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"An always intelligent, often moving biography that shifts with impressive ease, depth and clarity from a son writing about his father to a theater critic and cultural historian analyzing a great comic and his time."—Jules Feiffer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520223042
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/03/2000
Edition description:
First Edition, With a New Preface by the Author
Pages:
417
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

A Dramatic Chronology
Preface: The Lion and Me
From the Wings: An Introduction3
1Roots10
2Burlesque40
3Vaudeville: Lahr and Mercedes64
4Broadway Beginnings97
5Scandals and Follies123
6Buffooneries150
7Other Edens170
8"...But What Do I Do Next Year?"202
9Back to Broadway227
10Waiting for Godot253
11A Decade of Moments283
12Dad326
13A Beginning and an End349
Epilogue356
Appendices357
Index383

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