Niland, Richard (2012) "Say, who are you anyway?" : clowns, childhood and madness in the character of Harpo Marx. Journal of Popular Culture, 45 (4). pp. 828-845. ISSN 0022-3840Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
A literary criticism of the book "Harpo Speaks!," the autobiography of American comedian and actor Harpo Marx, also known Adolph or Arthur Marx, is presented, focusing on depictions of Marx's childhood. It comments on growing up in New York City, the bullying and intimidation Marx faced as a Jewish child, and the idea of childhood madness. Aspects of Vaudeville in Marx's acting are also considered.
|Keywords:||clowns, childhood, madness, harpo marx, vaudeville, comedy, cinema, jewish child, bullying, intimidation, childhood madness, new york city, English, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), History, Literature and Literary Theory|
|Subjects:||Language and Literature > English|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > English|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||20 Oct 2011 16:00|
|Last modified:||22 Mar 2017 11:45|