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That Was Satire, That Was By Humphrey Carpenter

That Was Satire, That Was

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This title provides an entertaining account of the 1960s' satire generation that produced 'BEYOND THE FRINGE', 'The Establishment Club', 'PRIVATE EYE' and 'THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS'.

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That Was Satire, That Was: Sixties Satirists (HB) by Humphrey Carpenter

Forty years ago, at the 1960 Edinburgh Festival, four young men - Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Alan Bennett - walked on to a stage and changed the face not merely of British comedy but of social attitudes in this country. BEYOND THE FRINGE was iconoclastic, fracturing the 'culture of deference' which had predominated in the 1950s. It was the forerunner of an explosion of satire which included The Establishment Club, PRIVATE EYE and the BBC's daring weekly satire show, THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS. Award-winning biographer Humphrey Carpenter evokes the atmosphere of 60's Britain and the social and political conditions which enraged and inspired the satirists, and brings vibrantly alive this amusing but also key period of British cultural life.

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About Humphrey Carpenter

Humphrey Carpenter was born in 1946. After Oxford, he worked for the BBC, and then became a freelance writer. He has written numerous prize-winning biographies as well as a highly successful children's book series. He is a regular book reviewer for the Sunday Times, and was the director of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature 1994-6.

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That Was Satire, That Was: Sixties Satirists (HB) by Humphrey Carpenter
Humphrey Carpenter
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