Life Upon the Wicked Stage: New Books in the Performing Arts | Slapstick Divas: The Women of Silent Comedy
Where: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
212-870-1600 Price: Free
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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.
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