June Recommended Reading/Viewing

RECOMMENDED READINGS FOR JUNE 2012

COMEDY

   “Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It’s the sweetest thing one can do for oneself & one’s fellow human beings.” – Maya Angelou

Books

 

                                     Rough guide to comedy movies / by Bob McCabe.

                             

                        Divine comedy : the inferno, the purgatorio, and the paradiso / Dante

         

                    Comedy of errors / William Shakespeare ; edited by Frances E. Dolan.

               

                   Confederacy of dunces / John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy.

    

                                                              Handling sin / Michael Malone.

           “If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.”

-Jennifer Jones

E-Books

        Metaphysics of Dante’s Comedy [electronic resource] / Christian Moevs.

              Playing dirty [electronic resource] : sexuality and waste in early modern comedy /   Will Stockton

         Female playwrights and eighteenth-century comedy [electronic resource] : negotiating marriage on the London stage / Misty G. Anderson.

              

             Taking humour seriously [electronic resource] / Jerry Palmer.

Comedy is a man in trouble [electronic resource] : slapstick in American movies /        Alan Dale

            

  Sad comedy of Elʹdar Riazanov [electronic resource] : an introduction to Russia’s     most popular filmaker / David MacFadyen.

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.” – Langston Hughes

 FILMS (Media Collection, 5th floor)

 3 hommes et un couffin

The nasty girl

Stan Laurel & Oliver  Hardy.

Monty Python’s the meaning of life

Wedding banquet

Donnie Darko

Friends. The complete eighth Edition

 Bend it like Beckham

Chaplin collection. Volume one

“Humor is everywhere, in that there’s irony in just about anything a human does.”

-Bill Nye

Websites

  Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Humor http://www.iep.utm.edu/humor/

  The Comedy Underground

http://www.comedyunderground.com/

  The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists  http://editorialcartoonists.com/

  Robb Armstrong, Cartoonist

 http://robbarmstrong.com/

  The International Society for Humor Studies

 http://www.hnu.edu/ishs/

“Humor is just another defense against the universe.”

-Mel Brooks

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