Title ON THE REAL SIDE: Laughing, Lying, and Signifying--The Underground Tradition of African-American Humor that Transformed American Culture From Slavery to Richard Pryor
Book Condition Near fine; in a fine dust jacket. Royal Octavo.
Edition First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in.
Publisher New York/London/Toronto/Sydney/Tokyo/Singapore: Simon & Schuster, (1994).
0671689827 / 9780671689827
Seller ID 48232.00
Based on ten years research, Watkins's delightful work traces the history, evolution and modes of African-American comedy, and its employment by some of its most gifted performers. 652 pages; notes; selected bibliography; and index.
African American History. Show Business. Black Literature. Humor. Theatre.