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 10, 2022

August 10th

The Four Nightingales opened at Bay Shore Park in Baltimore, Maryland on this day in 1908.
August 9, 2022

August 9th

The Marx Brothers’ mother Minnie Schoenberg arrived in the United States on this day in 1879. She had sailed on the SS Rhein from Bremen, Germany.
 

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.