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Buffoon Men - a book by Balcerzak, Scott

Buffoon Men

Classic Hollywood Comedians and Queered Masculinity

Buffoon Men( )
Author: Balcerzak, Scott
Publication Date:Jan 2013
Publisher:Wayne State University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $37.49
Book Description:

Film scholars and fans have used distinctive terms to describe the Classic Hollywood comedian: He is a trickster, a rebel, or a buffoon. Yet the performer is almost always described as a he. In Buffoon Men: Classic Hollywood Comedians and Queered Masculinity, Scott Balcerzak reads the performances of notable comedians such as W. C. Fields, Eddie Cantor, Jack Benny, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, and Bud Abbott and Lou Costello through humor and queer...
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