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Hal Holbrook's classic performance captures the flamboyant humor and irreverence of Mark Twain, in this remarkable 90 minute, one man show.
Come meet Mark Twain. OK, true, the humorist has been dead for more years than we care to remember, and not many of us around today were alive to hear what he sounded like. But Hal Holbrook is so spectacular in his one-man performance that you could swear you were listening to Twain himself. The gravelly voice, the lined face, the slow shuffle, and cigar-induced throat clearings seem so natural that you'll have difficulty recognizing Holbrook beneath the white suit, the gray hair, and the handlebar mustache.
Mark Twain Tonight! began as a Broadway show in the 1960s and was filmed as a CBS special in 1967. Yet you'd never know it, because the humor, which is more than a century old, is still laugh-out-loud funny today. Twain--I mean, Holbrook--gives a monologue that is rambling, intelligent, and humorous as he culls together commentary from a variety of Twain sources. From dachshund hounds, politics, and patriotism to cigar smoking, memory loss, and religion, this 90-minute video leaps from subject to subject as we're entertained by material that's as fresh today as it was when it was written in the 1800s. --Jenny Brown --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I was able to see MR. HOLBROOK on STAGE 4 TIME'S and he was MARK TWAIN. This disk had it been BLU-RAY and HD would make it worth owning but not this poor picture and sound. Read morePublished 3 months ago by roy sim
It was very gratifying to see Hal doing Mark Twain. It was many years ago when I first saw this and enjoyed it more this time. Thank you for speedy delivery. Read morePublished 13 months ago by john k hinton
It looks as though I should have oredered the larger package in order to get all of the content included in Holbrook's one man performance. Read morePublished on Jan. 7 2013 by Joseph Macdonald
my only regret about MARK TWAIN TONIGHT is that it's only 90 minutes. holbrook apparently has about 12 hours worth of material that his life shows alternate among. Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2002
if you have not heard the recordings or saw the television special 'mark twain tonight' starring hal holbrook, you are in for a real treat. Read morePublished on Dec 15 2001 by lloyd davidson