Beyond the Fringe

Beyond the Fringe

DVD - 2005
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Unearthed in a producer's vault, this British comedy gem is the only taped record of the groundbreaking 1960s comedy revue. A 1964 gala farewell performance of the famous stage revue by its original cast, it has never been released on home video. Four men from Oxford (Alan Bennett studying history & Dudley Moore on a music scholarship) and Cambridge (Jonathan Miller studying medicine & Peter Cook taking languages) were invited to present a comedy revue at the Edinburgh Festival in 1960. This led to a London production and then moved on to Broadway-- and their style of satire and parody became a major influence on comedy and comedians.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, c2005
ISBN: 9781569387993
1569387990
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 116 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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RonNasty64
Aug 09, 2010

Not being familiar with this comedy troop, I was expecting it to be funnier. When your audience applauds instead of laughs, that indicates to me that it's not funny. I did think that Dudley Moore stood out mainly due to his piano work.

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