Half Horse, Half Alligator
Half Horse, Half Alligator (audio cassette) by Bill Mooney.
Half Horse Productions.
PO Box 802, East Brunswick, NJ
08816. 908257- 7707
ISBN 0-9648629-0-5 $10 plus $2 shipping and handling.
It would take a page just to list Mooney's credentials as actor, Emmy nominee, story teller, and co-author (with David Holt) of a collection of stories. What is more important here is Half Horse. Set on a riverboat travelling the Mississippi, these frontier stories explore the very roots of American humour and identity. Mooney collected the stories from 19th century books of humour as he toured with the Broadway show A Man For All Seasons. He then created as hilarious an assortment of characters as you!re likely to run into! with an array of regional dialects to match. The tape is a live recording which adds to the enjoyment as you hear the audience reaction not only to the spoken words! but to the visual communication which is otherwise lost to the listener. You'll hear a little Will Rogers! a Chic Sale routine and more. A funny! sometimes hilarious 65 minutes which will be appreciated most by adults and teens .
The Second Story Review, Vol 1, No. 1, March 1996