The Second City unscripted revolution and revelation at the world-famous comedy theater by Mike Thomas

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Published by Villard in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Second City (Theater company),
  • Comedians -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Anecdotes,
  • Actors -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Anecdotes

About the Edition

Descriptions of Chicago"s Second City comedy theater group as told to the author by troup members and historical information collected by the author.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-264) and index.

Book details

StatementMike Thomas.
GenreAnecdotes
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN2277.C42 S4525 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 272 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23918602M
ISBN 10034551422X
ISBN 109780345514226
LC Control Number2009033132

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