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      Life Upon the Wicked Stage: New Books in the Performing Arts - Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy in New York


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      September 12, 2019

      Thursday   6:00 PM

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      Life Upon the Wicked Stage: New Books in the Performing Arts - Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy

      In America and abroad, the early cinema was full of funny ladies who were beloved by the audiences of their day but have since been overshadowed by the "boy's club" of male comedians. Author Steve Massa takes a look at - and gives a nod to - the scores of hard-working women who from 1895 to the end of the silent era worked in front of the camera to keep audiences entertained. (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. For free events, The Library generally overbooks to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.) ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org

      Categories: Comedy | Film | Literary & Books | Nightlife & Singles

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