Download e-book for iPad: Bill Hicks: Agent of Evolution by Michael Bertin, Kevin Booth

By Michael Bertin, Kevin Booth

ISBN-10: 0007375034

ISBN-13: 9780007375035

Publish 12 months note: released 2005 by way of HarperCollins leisure
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Written by means of invoice Hick's lifelong pal, manufacturer, and co-creator, Kevin sales space deals the interior tale into the guy who used to be merely alongside for the experience for a tragically short while, but left an indelible mark on comedy fans and freethinkers all over the place.

Bill Hicks: Agent of Evolution bargains an extraordinary fly-on-the-wall perception into the lifetime of one in all Britain's so much enjoyed US comedians. cherished within the united kingdom for his targeted kind of savage, hilarious comedy, the only one who knew him inside and outside tells of a guy whose existence used to be simply as impassioned and off-the-wall as his comedy. Even again at highschool, in Houston, Texas, Kevin used to be Bill's co-conspirator, as they sneaked out of Bill's strict Baptist domestic at evening, and headed for the Comedy Workshop, the place on the age of fourteen, invoice was once happening a typhoon. They almost shared each event ? from magic mushrooms to women, however it used to be their track and their imaginative and prescient of comedy, which certain them so heavily jointly.

Kevin produced, engineered and played on a lot of Bill's recordings, and it's mostly as a result of him, that loads of Bill's comedy is quickly to be had on CD and video. Michael Bertin, a highly proficient writer from Austin, Texas, is co-writing Kevin's fly-on-the-wall biography of invoice Hicks.

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Then, once at luncheon, perhaps, he got an eyeful of grapefruit juice. He associated the two ideas, and the result—a charming foolery. THE CREATURE: I doubt that he thought it out that way. I: Certainly not. But unconsciously he went through the whole process. How do you expect to learn your craft if you don’t analyze what has been already achieved? Then forget about it all and go after your own achievements. THE CREATURE: What do you do when you find places in the part where you cannot apply that “to be” of yours?

THE CREATURE: Stage action? I: Dramatic action which the writer expresses in words, having that action as the purpose and goal of his words, and which the actor performs, or acts, as the word actor itself implies. THE CREATURE: That is exactly what it is impossible to do in the talkies. I had a love scene, two and a half pages in the script, and when I was acting it I was interrupted eleven times. It took the whole day. My action was to convince the man who loved me that I loved him too, but was terrified by his father’s hatred of me.

I: Bravo! Bravo! As the director I’m through. With your help we have established the trunk or “spine”. Now, let’s turn to the sap. THE CREATURE: Meaning the author…? I: Exactly Is that nice? THE CREATURE: (Runs away from me, claps her hands, and laughs with the most childish satisfaction. ) I: We are even. Let’s continue, and analyze the words in terms of action. Let’s take your part. What did you do at the beginning of the play? THE CREATURE: I complained… I: …Bitterly and exaggeratedly… THE CREATURE: …I scorned and despised… I: …With the charming resolution of youth.

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