Four of the Three Musketeers

The Marx Brothers on Stage

“As far as I’m concerned, the Marx Brothers practically invented comedy. And I love this great new book about them by Robert Bader!”
- JERRY SEINFELD

“A new benchmark in Marx scholarship"
- LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Fascinating”
- THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Before film made them international comedy legends, the Marx Brothers developed their comic skills on stage for twenty-five years. In Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage, Robert S. Bader offers the first comprehensive history of the foursome’s hardscrabble early years honing their act in front of live audiences.

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UPCOMING EVENTS!

TODAY IN MARX BROTHERS HISTORY

August 20, 2017

August 20th

The Marx Brothers’ uncle Al Shean performed with Ed Gallagher as Gallagher and Shean for the first time on this day in 1910. They appeared in The Big Banner Show at New York’s Olympic Theatre.
August 19, 2017

August 19th

The Five Marx Brothers opened a three-day engagement at the Franklin Theatre in Saginaw, Michigan on this day in 1915.
 

Hear Vaudeville Songs and Stories!

Vintage recordings of songs the Marx Brothers performed in vaudeville by the original artists, and some recollections of the period by Groucho.