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WORLD HISTORY OF COMEDY By Maurice Charney TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Volume I 1. Academic Humor, Paul Schlueter 2. African-American Comedians, Frank J. Miles 3. African-American Humor, John W. Lowe 4. African Film Comedy, Carina Yervasi 5. American Drama Since 1975, Richard Brucher 6. American Film, Leo Charney 7. American Jewish Humor, James D. Bloom 8. American Literature in the Nineteenth Century, Susan Welsh 9. American Political Cartoons and Comics, Kalman Goldstein 10. Animation, Kirsten Thompson 11. Arthurian Romance, Andrew Welsh 12. Black Comedy, Benjamin Nathan Schachtman 13. British Contemporary Comedy, David Hawkes 14. Canadian Comedy, Gerald Lynch 15. Children's Humor, Kathryn Douglas 16. Commedia dell' Arte, Frances K. Barasch 17. English Comedy, Elizabethan and Jacobean, Naomi Conn Liebler 18. English Comedy, Restoration and Augustan, John Richetti 19. English Comedy, Victorian, Heather L. Braun Volume II 20. Farce, Norman R. Shapiro 21. French Contemporary Comedy, Alyson Waters 22. French Drama in the 17th Century, Philip Koch 23. German Comedy, Bettina Brandt 24. Greek Comedy, Mary C. English 25. Irish Comedy, James M. Cahalan 26. Irony, Don L. F. Nilsen and Alleen Pace Nilsen 27. Italian Comedy, Nina da Vinci Nichols 28. Middle English Comedy, Andrew Welsh 29. Native American Trickster Tales, Arnold Krupat 30. The Philosophy of Humor, Adrian Bardon 31. Queer Comedy, Ken Feil 32. Roman Comedy, Maurice Charney 33. The Romantic Period, William Galperin 34. Satire, Harry Keyishian 35. Shakespeare's Comedies and Romances, Margaret Mikesell 36. Spanish Comedy, Nina Gerassi-Navarro and Raquel Medina-Banon 37. Stand Up Comedy, Lawrence E. Mintz 38. Television Sitcoms, Leo Charney Glossary About the Editor and Authors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Wit and humor -- History and criticism.
Comedy -- History and criticism.