Barry Humphries - A Nice Night's Entertainment download mp3 album
A Nice Night's Entertainment: Sketches and Monologues, 1956-81.
Barry Humphries, AO, CBE (born 17 February 1934, Kew, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian comedian, satirist, dadaist artist, character actor, also a film producer and script writer, and landscape painter. He created and performed the characters Dame Edna Everage, Les Patterson and Sandy Stone (2). Siti
Who is the real Barry Humphries? We know that his mother called him Sunny Sam. And that he's a scholar, an aesthete and a reformed alcoholic. Barry Humphries was born in a Melbourne suburb on 17 February 1934. He has described his childhood in two overlapping autobiographies, More Please (1992) and My Life as Me (2002). It is all "a nice night's entertainment". And we know it. What sort of people come to see these shows?
The creator of Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson is back on stage with a show highlighting the dangers of censorship. Barry Humphries’ latest stage show celebrates the music of the Weimar Republic – radical, risque and ultimately banned by the Nazis. The performer, best known for his monstrous creations Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson, believes there is no better time to highlight the danger of censorship.
Barry Humphries was invited to join the fledgling Union Theatre Repertory Company early in 1955 and toured Victorian country towns performing Twelfth Night, directed by Ray Lawler. On tour, Humphries invented Edna gradually as part of the entertainment for the actors during commutes between country towns. Humphries gradually developed a falsetto impersonation of a Melbourne housewife, imitating the Country Women's Association representatives who welcomed the troupe in each town. Album: The Dame Edna Party Experience (Epic Records, 1988). Bad, When Will I Be Famous, Layla (Alias Edna), I Should Be So Lucky, The Locomotion, Bad 'Nice' (Reprise). Waltzing Matilda (Instrumental Intro), The Twist. Venus, Like A Virgin, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Venus (Reprise).
John Barry Humphries was born in suburban Melbourne on February 17, 1934, to Eric and Louisa Humphries. The young Humphries was brought up in an upmarket housing estate that his father was instrumental in constructing. Deeply middle-class Camberwell was a "dry" suburb in which, by law, there were no hotels. A clever boy, Humphries was taken out of Camberwell Grammar School and sent to the highly regarded Melbourne Grammar School, which he loathed because of its pretensions and emphasis on sport. Yet soon his acute eye and his ear for dialogue, especially that of his parents' friends and his many "aunts", morphed into Humphries's first theatrical success, A Nice Night's Entertainment, which opened on a gusty winter evening in Melbourne on July 30, 1962. The star was Mrs Edna Everage (. average) from Moonee Ponds.
A Nice Night’s Entertainment (1962) was the first such revue. It and Excuse I: Another Nice Night’s Entertainment (1965) were only performed in Australia. In 1968 Humphries returned to Australia to tour his one-man revue Just a Show; this production transferred to London’s Fortune Theatre in 1969. Humphries gained considerable notoriety with Just a Show. It polarised British critics but was successful enough to lead to a short-lived BBC television series The Barry Humphries Scandals, one of the precursors to the Monty Python series.
Biography: Comic performer and satirical writer, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He studied at Melbourne University, and made his theatrical debut at the Union Theatre, Melbourne (1953-4). His many one-man stage shows include A Nice Night's Entertainment (1962) and Back With a Vengeance (1987-9). He is best known for his characters Sir Les Patterson and "housewife megastar' Dame Edna Everage, who have frequently appeared on television and in film. His books include Barry Humphries' Treasury of Australian Kitsch (1980), Neglected Poems and Other Creatures (1991), and an autobiographical novel Women in the Background (1996).
A Nice Night’s Entertainment would have been more digestible if it had been compiled in the same way, with a few more of Humphries’s adroit lyrics and some of the captions, usually signed by Aunt Edna, which he throws away in soft-covered photo books – a bad genre because nobody reads them twice, whoever writes them. But peace of mind could never have produced such a quality of perception. He is original, not just for what he has created, but for how he has attuned himself to what created him. Hence the feeling of community which he arouses in his countrymen even when the night’s entertainment turns out to be not so nice. Bringing out the familiar in its full strangeness, he helps make them proud of their country in the only way that counts – by joining it to the world. Granada, 224 p. £. 5, 1982, 0 586 05601 7.
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