Doctor On the Job (Doctor Series, Book 12) by Richard Gordon

By Richard Gordon

Heavens above! the employees of St. Swithan’s medical institution is on strike! Sir Lancelot can not often think it. And while the porters and tea girls take cost and begin ordering him approximately, it appears all hell will holiday loose—from Sir Lancelot’s quarters no less than. thankfully, now not all are so badly affected. Philip Chipps, for one, has extra urgent issues on his brain. He turns out to have lost his trousers—in one of many nurses’ rooms! Richard Gordon’s imagined state of affairs of clinic moves grew to become all an excessive amount of a fact within the bothered nationwide overall healthiness provider. thankfully, he offers greater than a bit comedy to aid swallow this sour capsule.

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The Works of John Leguizamo: Freak, Spic-o-rama, Mambo by John Leguizamo

By John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo's smash–hit one–man indicates were acclaimed by way of critics and enthusiasts alike. during this new Harper Paperback variation, all 4 exhibits are compiled into one phenomenally unique quantity.

Mambo Mouth (1991), Leguizamo's first express, was once an off Broadway sensation. Leguizamo's portrayal of 7 assorted Latino characters earned him either Obie and Outer Critics Circle awards. His stick with up, Spic–O–Rama (1993), a "dysfunctional kinfolk comedy," offers 24–hours within the lifetime of one relatives. It loved a sold–out run in Chicago sooner than moving to ny the place it received its author a Drama table Award. Freak (1998), Leguizamo's Broadway debut, is his personal coming–of–age tale. A "demi–semi–quasi–pseudo–autobiography," the convey used to be a severe and advertisement good fortune and received an Emmy whilst it used to be proven on television. Sexaholix: A Love tale (2001), in accordance with the sold–out nationwide journey of John Leguizamo stay! was once nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award in addition to a Tony Award.

Alternately hilarious and poignant, continually candid and searingly clever, The Works of John Leguizamo is a must–have for lovers of this inimitable performer.

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W. C. Fields from Burlesque and Vaudeville to Broadway: by Arthur Frank Wertheim (auth.)

By Arthur Frank Wertheim (auth.)

W. C. Fields was once a virtuoso comic, known as a comic book genius, mythical iconoclast, and "Great Man," who introduced quite a bit laughter to hundreds of thousands whereas enduring loads soreness. This e-book explores his little-known, lengthy level occupation from 1898 to 1930, which had an important impression on his comedy and monitor presence.

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Monty Python at Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Account of the by Michael Palin

By Michael Palin

Drawn from his released diaries, this can be Michael Palin's account of the making of the Monty Python television and level indicates, movies, books and albums.

Monty Python at paintings opens on eighth July 1969 with Michael Palin's diary access for the 1st day of filming at the first actual episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus. The diary entries that persist with – up until eventually the outlet in their ultimate function movie, The that means of existence, in 1983 – chart the tumultuous tale of ways the now well-known exhibits and flicks have been conceived and taken to life.

Palin documents the evolution of Monty Python's comedian sort, the moments of artistic concept in addition to discord, the chronic self-doubt, and the chuffed injuries that formed what are actually vintage comedy moments.

He captures too the group's many anarchic exploits (John Cleese in a bikini; using the cheap Rent-a-Van up Glencoe in complete chainmail; filming 'Scott of the Sahara' at the seashore at Torquay...), in addition to their battles with BBC matches, budget-conscious movie manufacturers and self-appointed censors.

Thanks to Palin's as-it-happened debts, we're taken backstage to observe with unrivalled intimacy the inventive procedures that ended in the completed paintings, seeing the way it used to be truly prepare. by way of distilling every thing in regards to the Pythons at paintings, this version of Palin's diaries serves as an intimate consultant to the mythical exhibits, motion pictures, books and albums. it's going to satisfaction Python lovers all over the place, and be a resource of guide and thought to those that search to keep on with of their footsteps.

'No writer-performer has mixed specialist hilarity and private sanity extra effectively than Michael Palin. someone attracted to how comedy occurs may still cling on his each word.' David Mitchell

'Michael Palin's rollercoaster account of Python's glory years' The Stage

'Palin is a usual diarist and this a laugh and barmy choice of daily extracts offers a peek into the artistic strategy of the comedy troupe' day-by-day Mail

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The Funny Parts: A History of Film Comedy Routines and Gags by Anthony Balducci

By Anthony Balducci

Vintage comedy workouts and person gags were round for plenty of hundreds and hundreds of years, most likely millions; the easiest of those ribticklers make their merry means via theater, circus, movie and tv. The problem to comedians has continually been to conform widespread fabric in a fashion that emphasizes their own kind and outlook. the numerous exercises and gags mentioned during this illustrated historical past are lovingly deconstructed to teach how they've been formed to fit assorted eras and performers. those attempted and real laugh-provokers are indestructible. via all of the remakes, revivals, recycles and revamps, they've got survived robustly to the current day. As those undying comedy gem stones are traced to their beginnings and over the years, readers are taken on a mirthful trip from Keystone to Zombieland.

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Ethylene in Plant Biology by Frederick B. Abeles

By Frederick B. Abeles

Ethylene in Plant Biology, moment Edition offers a definitive survey of what's presently recognized approximately this structurally least difficult of all plant development regulators. This quantity comprises all new fabric plus a bibliographic consultant to the full literature of this box. development in molecular biology and biotechnology in addition to biochemistry, plant body structure, improvement, legislation, and environmental points is roofed in 9 chapters co-authored via 3 eminent experts in plant ethylene study. This quantity is the fashionable textual content reference for all researchers and scholars of ethylene in plant and agricultural science.

  • Completely updated
  • Concise, readable type for college kids and professional
  • Contains an intensive bibliographic advisor to the unique literature
  • Well illustrated with diagrams and photographs
  • Thorough insurance of: ethylene and ethephon roles and results rigidity ethylene, biosynthesis of ethylene, molecular biology of ethylene, motion of ethylene, agricultural makes use of of ethylene

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Clouds above the Hill: A Historical Novel of the by Shiba Ryōtarō, Phyllis Birnbaum

By Shiba Ryōtarō, Phyllis Birnbaum

Clouds above the Hill is likely one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the 1st time. An epic portrait of Japan in trouble, it combines photo army historical past and hugely readable fiction to depict an aspiring kingdom modernizing at breakneck pace. Best-selling writer Shiba Ryōtarō committed a whole decade of his existence to this outstanding blockbuster, which gains Japans rising onto the area level via the early years of the 20 th century.
Volume I describes the expansion of Japan’s fledgling Meiji nation, a tremendous «character» within the novel. we're additionally brought to our 3 heroes, born into obscurity, the brothers Akiyama Yoshifuru and Akiyama Saneyuki, who will cross directly to play very important roles within the eastern military and army, and the poet Masaoka Shiki, who will spend a lot of his brief lifestyles attempting to determine the haiku as a revered poetic form.
Anyone curious as to how the «tiny, emerging country of Japan» was once capable of struggle so fiercely for its survival should still glance no extra. Clouds above the Hill is an exhilarating, human portrait of a modernizing state that is going to battle and thereby stakes its very life on a determined bid for glory in East Asia.

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Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two by Philip Jenkins

By Philip Jenkins

In Jesus Wars, hugely revered spiritual historian Philip Jenkins (The subsequent Christendom) finds in bloody element the 5th century battles over Christianity’s greatest paradox: the twin nature of Jesus Christ, as either totally human and entirely divine. Jesus Wars is a needs to for the bookshelf of these who benefit from the paintings of Jared Diamond, Karen Armstrong, N.T. Wright, Elaine Pagels, and Alister McGrath, in addition to an individual drawn to early Christian background.

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The Marx Brothers as Social Critics: Satire and Comic by Martin A. Gardner

By Martin A. Gardner

The Marx Brothers' motion pictures are full of slapstick and visible jokes, gags, puns, pratfalls, and mimicry. yet underneath the laughs is a significant and biting condemnation of yank tradition. This e-book examines historic occasions, political practices, monetary stipulations, manners and customs, literary matters, and renowned leisure as satirized within the movies and considers the ways that the flicks have been correct of their period and stay so at the present time.

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