When Comedy Was Quiet – A Musical Talk

29/04/2023, 1pm


Market Place




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From the earliest known film comedy – “L’Arroseur Arrosé” 1895 – to Buster Keaton’s last silent feature – “The Cameraman” 1928 – we look at the development of comedy. It wasn’t all crude slapstick, by any means: Great directors like Keaton, Chaplin, Frank Capra and Eddie Cline pioneered a form that is often as fresh to a modern audience as it was back in its heyday. Telling the stories of both the icons of the craft and the forgotten clowns, and illustrated using dozens of excerpts (some of which have been unseen for decades), “When Comedy Was Quiet” will appeal to all ages.

Join us for an afternoon celebrating comedy where the only sound is the music and the laugher. Hodson and Minion present a musically accompanied talk on the classics of silent comedy.

Tickets – £10, £7.50 concessions, £5 Under 25s

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