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Oliver Double

OLIVER DOUBLE is a senior lecturer in Drama at the University of Kent, UK. Once a stand-up comedian himself, his teaching in this area is highly acclaimed and has received national media attention. He is the author of Getting the Joke: The Inner Workings of Stand-Up Comedy (Methuen, 2005) and Stand Up! On Being a Comedian (Methuen, 1997).


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Britain Had Talent
A History of Variety Theatre

Palgrave Macmillan
In the first major academic work to examine British variety theatre, Double provides a detailed history of this art form and analyzes its performance dynamics...
Oliver Double

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