The Compass: The Improvisational Theatre That Revolutionized American Comedy

Janet Coleman, Author University of Chicago Press $24 (362p) ISBN 978-0-226-11345-6
Standards for improvisational comedy were set by the Compass Players, a troupe in bohemian 1950s Chicago whose skits satirized American culture and influenced the Second City theatrical revue. ``Although disjointed and episodic, this history of stet cap.pk The Compass and its progeny is ultimately a moving, inspirational, anecdote-studded feast for comedy and show-biz buffs,'' said PW. Photos. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 11/04/1991
Release date: 11/01/1991
Hardcover - 347 pages - 978-0-394-52545-7
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