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

September 29, 2022

September 29th

The Four Marx Brothers gave two Sunday evening performances of Mr. Green’s Reception at the Red Mill Theatre in Vincennes, Indiana on this day in 1912.
September 28, 2022

September 28th

Saba Irene Shepard was born on this day in 1891. She joined the Marx Brothers’ act in the fall of 1912 and worked with them for six seasons before leaving the company in December1919,
 

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.