Author: Peter Cook
Publisher: Arrow Books
Release Date: 2005
Genre: English wit and humor
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are the greatest double act that Great Britain has ever produced. Today it's impossible to imagine modern sketch shows without them. If you're a fan of Monty Python, The Comic Strip or The Fast Show, then you're a fan of Cook and Moore. This collection of their works is a comprehensive compilation of the finest sketches that Cook and Moore ever wrote together - from the beginning of their partnership, in the groundbreaking stage show, Beyond The Fringe, to the notorious taboo busting Derek and Clive LPs that captured the spirit of punk rock, and inspired the scatological anarchy of Alternative Comedy. Featuring transcripts of one night stands long since almost forgotten, such as their Royal Variety performance, as well as a wealth of virtually unknown material, including previously unpublished scripts for Not Only But Also, Goodbye Again promises to be a revelation, even for Cook and Moore's most informed fans. As well as illuminating their work, this book also promises to shed light on their intimate yet turbulent relationship. from a middle class, public boarding school background, and diminutive, club-footed Moore, working class, but with an impressive musical talent came together to develop the closest of partnerships based on an instinctive, virtually intuitive sense of humour. Goodbye Again will chart the extraordinary friendship between the two men and its almost telepathic intensity, which not only bought them together but also pulled them apart time after time, until their eventual reconciliation
His acting has been compared to Chaplin and Keaton, critics have lauded his music, virtuosity and his sidesplitting performances have set new standards for fun. Dudley Moore: An Informal Biography examines the life and work of this comic genius and world-famous classical pianist. Lavishly illustrated, this first-ever biography covers Moore's long, tough climb to fame and fortune, his triumphs and failures on the British stage and BBC network, his offscreen romances and marriages, his string of box-office hits and failures and his dramatic fall from the top as Hollywood's hottest sex symbol.
Author: Rena Fruchter
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-06-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Rena Fruchter was Dudley's concert piano partner, and the friend who looked after him in the final years of his life until his death at the age of 66. This is her intimate portrait of the extraordinarily brilliant, complex character that was Dudley Moore. During the last ten years of his life Dudley changed. He stepped off the podium and into real life. Physically life was difficult, professionally it was turbulent, but during his final years he blossomed, and in the midst of his illness from the debilitating effects of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, he found peace. Rena writes beautifully of Dudley's final years but also takes us back through his life story - conveying his inimitable talent, humour and vibrancy; evoking the atmosphere of a working-class upbringing in 1940s Britain, life in 1950s London and his relationship with Peter Cook, and the excesses of 1980s LA. With style and precision she unravels his personality, looks back at his childhood and career, weaving a moving and compelling story of a unique man.
For this authorized biography, the BBC's Hollywood correspondent has had extraordinary access to all aspects of Dudley Moore's life as an actor comedian, musician, and composer. From his fondness for jazz to his film success in "10" and "Arthur, " Paskin tells it all. of color photos.
Although many books focus on the fascinating story of Heinrich Schliemann, little has been written on Mycenae before his excavations. This book, therefore, fills this gap. It looks at the English-speaking pioneers who visited the citadel at Mycenae before Schliemann, providing additional biographic references in the footnotes (and bibliography and associated sources). The book’s primary purpose is to bring back to life the thoughts of these pioneers on Mycenae. It is also a reflection on dating theories of the site during the nineteenth century. At that time, the general consensus concerning the beginning of the ‘Greek world’ was the classical civilisation of the fifth century BC. This was not the view of many of these travellers. The ancients too had a fascination with Mycenae. The Homeric tales of Agamemnon, King of Mycenae, led to popular sixth and fifth century BC plays from the likes of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. But what did these ancient writers and later travellers, such as Pausanias, actually see? Finally, there is a need to be reminded of some of the ‘pioneer’ travellers to Mycenae and their descriptions of the Lion Gate citadel and the ‘Treasury of Atreus’, as they are of particular historical interest. Not only that, but some of these observations are pure poetry and a delight to read.
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore were a major part of the British comedy era of the '60s and '70s. Half of the charm of the show is the pair's ad-libs and the laughter they tried to hold back. In this second volume of classic recordings, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore can be heard performing what are regarded as some of the funniest comedy moments ever. The writing and performances are superb and nowhere is this better illustrated than on the sublime 'One Leg Too Few' - the famous Tarzan audition sketch.
Author: Peter Cook
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Release Date: 1977
Genre: English drama
A very funny show about some unlikely subjects, including a one-legged actor applying for the role of Tarzan, an in-depth interview with an unimpressed shepherd who witnessed the Nativity, and a French singer who misunderstands an Anglo-Saxon vulgarity and composes a song around it.
This is a fascinating book containing the letters written by Dudley Moore (1935-2002) to his former high school music teacher, Peter Cork, between the years of 1980 and 1994. Published for the first time, these 44 letters reveal Dudley's thoughts and feelings on music, movies, life in Hollywood, and much more--at a time when his film career was at its height. This book offers an extraordinary view of the life and personality of the renowned actor, musician, and comedian.
Judy Huxtable, a beautiful Swinging Sixties model and actress, met and fell in love with Peter Cook in 1967. They were together during the memorable hit shows 'Behind the Fridge' and 'Derek and Clive', divorcing in 1989. Being intimate with Peter meant that Judy was inevitably close to Peter's comic partner, Dudley Moore, and they all formed an extraordinary bond. She was in a unique position to observe the special relationship that Peter and Dud shared, and the rivalry that existed between them. In LOVING PETER, Judy gives a perceptive and poignant account of the Peter Cook that only she knew. She writes with a mix of humour, insight and sadness about one of the funniest, most enigmatic and troubled men on the planet. She describes what he was like as a husband, performer, friend, father and man and gives an inside view of what really made him tick; why he seemed to want to destroy those he loved the most; how he succumbed to the destructive forces of drink and drugs; and how he and Dudley really got on.
Author: Barbra Paskin
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Adult MM
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Performing Arts
Written with Dudley Moore's full co-operation, this illustrated biography examines every side of this complex man. Proving that there is more to Moore than the diminutive sex Symbol of 10 and the charming clown of Arthur, Paskin explores Moore's personality and paradoxes with intelligence and compassion.
Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (19 April 1935 - 27 March 2002) was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer.Moore first came to prominence in the UK as one of the four writer-performers in the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe from 1960, and with one member of that team, Peter Cook, collaborated on the television series Not Only... But Also. The double act worked on other projects until the mid-1970s, by which time Moore had settled in Los Angeles to concentrate on his film acting.
Author: William Cook
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
One Leg Too Few will feature an extensive range of fresh interviews, previously unpublished archive material and a wealth of information about the most creative (and explosive) double act that British comedy has ever produced. One Leg Too Few is a book about an extraordinary relationship: a friendship, a partnership - almost, at times, a marriage. Like a lot of marriages it ended badly, but for nearly 20 years, between the first date and the inevitable divorce, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore were the funniest thing on three continents. One Leg Too Few is the story of that relationship, and the comedy that came from it.
The Dagenham Dialogues brings together 12 largely improvised comedy routines from the two late masters of British comedy. Originally broadcast in Not Only...But Also, these sketches preserve the idot wisdom of Cook and Moore's celebrated, cloth-capped alter-egos, Pete and Dud.
Author: Dudley Moore
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
Release Date: 2013-11-01
This book focuses on three important British travellers to Crete during the 18th and 19th centuries to establish whether or not they made any significant contribution to the field of research with regard to the archaeological heritage of Bronze Age Crete. It is an attempt to bring these 'lost pioneers' of antiquity to the fore and to recognize their efforts as part of the foundation of the discovery of the island's Bronze Age archaeology prior to the ground-breaking excavations of Sir Arthur Evans. The three travellers examined here are Richard Pococke (1704-65), Robert Pashley (1805-59) and Thomas Spratt (1811-88). Having dealt with the terms that these travellers used in describing ancient remains, the book looks briefly at the background to Bronze Age Crete itself. Thereafter the development from antiquarianism into archaeology is followed to establish the motives behind these travellers' wanderings in Crete. This also involves a discussion of other British travellers to Crete and problems they may have encountered with an island in the throes of Ottoman turbulence. Using their published journals, the author has followed the footsteps of Pococke, Pashley and Spratt to see what they may have discovered, and compared their written accounts with what is physically there today. The results are most intriguing.