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Caesar's Hours: My Life in Comedy, With Love and Laughter (edició 2003)

de Sid Caesar (Autor)

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It is no exaggeration to say that without Sid Caesar, comedy in America would have been a lot less funny. He was the star and guiding force behind Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour, two of the most innovative programs in the Golden Age of Television, and the writers and stars of those shows went on to create the plays, movies, and sitcoms that we now think of as classic American comedy. So many of our greatest comedy writers--Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Woody Allen--were part of Sid Caesar's creative troupe. Sid was a master not only of comedic performance, but also of developing characters that the audience could relate to, finding the humor in ordinary situations rather than through vaudeville-type gags. His was a comedy truly drawn from the human condition. Caesar's Hours is Sid Caesar 's artistic autobiography, his account of how these great routines were fashioned and performed, and the interactions that gave birth to them. He takes us inside the famed writers' room, the rehearsal studios, and onto the stage itself, where some of the funniest moments in television history came to life. To read his book is to learn why his intelligent and sensitive brand of humor resonates so much with us, even half a century later.… (més)
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Títol:Caesar's Hours: My Life in Comedy, With Love and Laughter
Autors:Sid Caesar (Autor)
Informació:PublicAffairs (2003), Edition: First Edition, 288 pages
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Fascinating biography of one of the great funny men of early television. While I've always known about Sid Caesar, his hayday on television was over within a year of my birth so there is a lot I didn't know about. It has made me want to go find some of those classic sketches and watch them.

Caesar didn't have an easy early life, born of middle class parents who lost everything in the stock market crash of 1929 he learned about being poor and working hard to make money. Somewhere along the line he also learned how to make people laugh. With talent and incredible luck and timing he shot to the top of the entertainment world on television.

Even struggling with alcoholism later in his career he still managed to stay relevant to the entertain world. Who can forget him as the "coach" at Rydell High in Grease?

I enjoyed the book a lot. There were some weak points in the editing but overall it was a very good look into a legends life. ( )
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It is no exaggeration to say that without Sid Caesar, comedy in America would have been a lot less funny. He was the star and guiding force behind Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour, two of the most innovative programs in the Golden Age of Television, and the writers and stars of those shows went on to create the plays, movies, and sitcoms that we now think of as classic American comedy. So many of our greatest comedy writers--Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Woody Allen--were part of Sid Caesar's creative troupe. Sid was a master not only of comedic performance, but also of developing characters that the audience could relate to, finding the humor in ordinary situations rather than through vaudeville-type gags. His was a comedy truly drawn from the human condition. Caesar's Hours is Sid Caesar 's artistic autobiography, his account of how these great routines were fashioned and performed, and the interactions that gave birth to them. He takes us inside the famed writers' room, the rehearsal studios, and onto the stage itself, where some of the funniest moments in television history came to life. To read his book is to learn why his intelligent and sensitive brand of humor resonates so much with us, even half a century later.

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