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This is a booklist created by Gere Branch library staff to accompany a stage production at the Lincoln Community Playhouse

A booklist for the production: Monty Python's Spamalot!
Production dates: September 13-15, 19-22, 2013

This is a booklist created by Gere Branch library staff to accompany a stage production at Gere's neighbor, The Lincoln Community Playhouse.

For an extensive Monty Python booklist visit: And Now For Something Completely Different

book cover Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday: My Lfe With Brian
by Kim Johnson [791.437 LifYj]

Here, uncensored, are the legendary Pythons in their prime. It was a period of comedy history that will never be duplicated, and Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday captures the wit, the genius, and the sheer silliness of the six men that comprised Python.

book cover The Greedy Bastard Diary: A Comic Tour of America
by Eric Idle [827 Idl]

A stunningly witty exploration of the American landscape -- not to mention a brilliant comic's mind -- this diary is chock-full of everything you ever wanted to know about Eric Idle, Monty Python, America, and sleeping on a bus.

book cover Monty Python's Spamalot: A CD lovingly ripped off from the new musical, original Broadway cast recording
by Eric Idle and John DuPrez [Compact disc 782.14 Mon]

Terribly silly lyrics included in booklet.

book cover The Album of the Soundtrack of the Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail
by Neil Innes [Compact disc 817 Mon]

Songs by Neil Innes. Originally released in 1975.

book cover Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different
by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin [DVD 817 Mon]

Monty Python's first feature film, in which they perform many of their comedy skits from the television program: Monty Python's Flying Circus.

book cover Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries, 1980 to 1988
by Michael Palin [Biography Palin]

A second volume of diaries by the Monty Python comedian traces the years during which the iconic troupe completed their final group performance before Palin segued to such productions as "A Fish Called Wanda."

book cover Rowan Atkinson Live!
by Rowan Atkinson [DVD 817 Atk]

If you've laughed at his wordless antics as the beleauguered Mr. Bean, wait'll you hear him talk! This live 1991 Boston performance showcases Rowan Atkinson's remarkably versatile talent as he rolls through hilarious characters and routines, including a couple that Bean fans are sure to recognize.

book cover Around the World in 80 Days
by Michael Palin [DVD 910.41 Pal]

Michael Palin takes the challenge to travel around the world in only 80 days. Traveling by air is forbidden! More of Palin's travel documentaries are available including: Pole to Pole, Sahara, Himalaya, and Full Circle.

book cover The Road to Mars: A Post Modem Novel
by Eric Idle [Idle]

Muscroft and Ashby are a comedy team on "The Road to Mars," an interplanetary vaudeville circuit of the future. Accompanied by Carlton, a robot incapable of understanding irony but driven to learn the essence of humor, Alex and Lewis bumble their way into an intergalactic terrorist plot.

book cover Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
by Douglas Adams [Adams]

There is a long tradition of Great Detectives, and Dirk Gently does not belong to it. But his search for a missing cat uncovers a ghost, a time traveler, AND the devastating secret of humankind! Detective Gently's bill for saving the human race from extinction: NO CHARGE.

book cover The Wee Free Men
by Terry Pratchett [YA Pratchett]

There's trouble on the Aching farm: monsters in the river, headless horsemen in the lane-and Tiffany Aching's little brother has been stolen by the Queen of Fairies. Getting him back will require all of Tiffany's strength and determination (as well as a sturdy skillet) and the help of the rowdy clan of fightin', stealin' tiny blue-skinned pictsies known as the Wee Free Men!

book cover Grumbles From the Forest: Fairy Tale Voices With a Twist: Poems
by Jane Yolen [jP Yolen]

What were all those fairy-tale characters thinking? Jane Yolen and Rebecca Kai Dotlich answer this question in paired poems, with sometimes startling results.

book cover The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold
by Francesca Lia Block [YA Block]

Nine classic fairy tales set in modern, magical landscapes and retold with a twist.

book cover Blackadder: Re-Mastered
by Rowan Atkinson [DVD Blackadder]

Episodes of the comedy serial about the terminally treacherous Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (alias The Black Adder) following him through time and English history from the 15th century to World War I.

book cover Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses
by Ronald Koertge [YA Koertge]

Writing in free verse honed to a wicked edge, the incomparable Ron Koertge brings dark and contemporary humor to twenty iconic fairy tales.

book cover Monty Python's Flying Circus
by John Cleese, Michael Palin, and Eric Idle [Downloadable audio book via OverDrive]

Perhaps the ultimate in TV comedy madness and absurdity, this cult series, which began in 1969, was conceived, written and performed by Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. It was innovative and ground-breaking comedy which inspired many of today's writers and performers. Its sketches, songs and catchphrases are legendary: the dead parrot, the Ministry of Silly Walks, The Lumberjack Song, And Now for Something Completely Different and many more. Available to download as a single sketch. Additional titles available: The Mouse Problem and Visitors.

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