Great Books Humor

Print & Audio Great Books Humor

Audio

The Oedipus Rex Song
3:43
Tom Lehrer
A hummable tune about that fellow who LOVED his mother.
The Ballad of Dr. Sigmund Freud
2:43
The Chad Mitchell Trio [?]
“Well, it started in Vienna not so many years ago / When not enough folks were getting sick ...”
Romeo and Juliet
6:58
Andy Griffith
A down-home version of the Bard's immortal love story.
Andy and Cleopatra
5:03
Andy Griffith
Apparently Cleopatra really wasn't that pretty ...
The Trial and Death of Socrates
2:15
The Amoeba People
A bluegrass rendition about the events in Athens that “laid Socrates in his grave.”
 
“The First Baseball Game” in Songs of Old Town
By: Win Stracke (1968)

“Great Books” in Comedy from the Second City
By: Second City (1961)

  “The House of Atreus”
By: Pat Clinton
“Metaphysics Lecture” in The Sound of My Own Voice and Other Noises: Severn Darden at the Second City
By: Severn Darden (1961)
“Oedipus Rex” in The Sound of My Own Voice and Other Noises: Severn Darden at the Second City
By: Severn Darden (1961)
“Oedipus Tex” in Oedipus Tex and Other Choral Calamities
By: P.D.Q. Bach (1990)
“Vienna 1885” in The Sound of My Own Voice and Other Noises: Severn Darden at the Second City
By: Severn Darden (1961)

Print (General)

The Five Minute Iliad and Other Instant Classics:
Great Books For The Short Attention Span

By: Greg Nagen (2000)

How to Read Two Books
By: Eramus G. Addlepate (1940)

Print (Graphic Novels)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: A Pop-Up Book
By: Sam Ita (2008)

Action Philosophers, 10th Anniversary Edition
By: Fred Van Lente & Ryan Dunlavey (2014)

The Books of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb
By: Robert Crumb (2009)
Campfire Graphic Novels Classics [Series]
2008–Present
The Canterbury Tales
By: Seymour Chwast (2011)
Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation
By: Michael Keller & Nicole Fuller (2009)
Classical Comics [Series]
(2007–Present)

Classics Illustrated [Series, né Classic Comics]
Created by: Albert Kanter (1941–1971)

Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Graphic Adaption
By: Seymour Chwast (2010)
Eye Classics [Series]
By: SelfMadeHero (2007–Present)
The Graphic Canon, Vols. 1–3
By: Russ Kick (2013)
Graphic Classics [Series]
(2002–Present)
Frankenstein: A Pop-Up Book
By: Sam Ita (2010)
The Manga Bible: From Genesis to Revelation
By: Siku (2008)
Manga Shakespeare [Series]
By: SelfMadeHero (2007–Present)
Marvel Classics Comics [Series]
(1976–1978)
Marvel Illustrated [Series]
(2007–Present)

Masterpiece Comics
By: R. Sikoryak (2009)

Moby-Dick: A Pop-Up Book
By: Sam Ita (2007)
The Odyssey
By: Seymour Chwast (2012)
The Odyssey: A Pop-Up Book
By: Sam Ita (2011)
PAICO Classics [Series]
(1984–1988)
Pendulum Illustrated Classics [Series]
(1970–1994)
Ulysses Seen [Digital]
By: Robert Berry (2008–2013)

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