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The Resource Four of the Three Musketeers : The Marx Brothers on Stage, Robert S. Bader

Four of the Three Musketeers : The Marx Brothers on Stage, Robert S. Bader

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Four of the Three Musketeers : The Marx Brothers on Stage
Title
Four of the Three Musketeers
Title remainder
The Marx Brothers on Stage
Statement of responsibility
Robert S. Bader
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Before film made them international comedy legends, the MarxBrothers developed their comic skills on stage for twenty-fiveyears. In Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers onStage, Robert S. Bader offers the first comprehensive history ofthe foursome's hardscrabble early years honing their act in frontof live audiences. From Groucho's debut in 1905 to their final live performancesof scenes from A Night in Casablanca in 1945, the brothers' stagecareer shows how their characters and routines evolved beforetheir arrival in Hollywood. Four of the Three Musketeers drawson an unmatched array of sources, many not referenced elsewhere.Bader's detailed portrait of the struggling young actorsboth brings to vivid life a typical night on the road for the MarxBrothers and also illuminates the inner workings of the vaudevillebusiness, especially during its peak in the 1920s. As Bader traces the origins of the characters that would latercome to be beloved by filmgoers, he also skillfully scrapes awaythe accretion of rumors and mythology perpetuated not only byfans and writers but by the Marx Brothers themselves. Revealing,vital, and entertaining, Four of the Three Musketeers will take itsplace as an essential reference for this iconic American act
Biography type
collective biography
Biographical or historical data
Robert S. Bader is the editor of Groucho Marx and Other Short Stories and Tall Tales and a writer and producer for television.
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Bader, Robert S
Dewey number
792.7028
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Biography
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Four of the Three Musketeers : The Marx Brothers on Stage, Robert S. Bader
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Publication
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Hardback
Control code
9780810134164
Dimensions
23x15x5 cm.
Extent
584 p.
Isbn
9780810134164
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Four of the Three Musketeers : The Marx Brothers on Stage, Robert S. Bader
Publication
Note
Hardback
Control code
9780810134164
Dimensions
23x15x5 cm.
Extent
584 p.
Isbn
9780810134164
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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