Jewish Jesters: A Study in American Popular Comedy

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Hampton Press, 2001 - 181 páginas
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This text deals with ten important Jewish American comedians from an historical perspective and in a systematic manner. The focus is on the impact of Judaism on these humourists and on their relations to American culture and character. The performers have played an important part in American popular culture and their humour reflects interesting and important things about American society. Throughout the book there is a discussion of techniques used by these comedians and examples of their humour.

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Using Source Materials
5
Four Theorists Analyze the Salt Joke
11
On Jews and Comic Techniques
18
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Sobre el autor (2001)

Arthur Asa Berger is professor of broadcast and electronic communication arts at San Francisco State University.

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