Comedy

Shakespearean Comedy

Shakespearean Comedy Shakespeare wrote many plays during his lifetime. Some of his plays have similar comedic characteristics and then other plays are the exact opposite of comedy. Shakespeare wrote tragedies, romance, history, comedy and problem plays all with great success. During the performance of these plays there was no scenery so great time was taken […]

Shakespeare – Comedy

Shakespeare wrote many plays during his lifetime. Some of his plays have similar comedic characteristics and then other plays are the exact opposite of comedy. Shakespeare wrote tragedies, romance, history, comedy and problem plays all with great success. During the performance of these plays there was no scenery so great time was taken when developing […]

Dramatic Tragedy and Comedy

In literature, tragedy refers to a situation whereby the dramatic piece of literature unfolds through a great sense of uncontrollability so that in the long run ends with a catastrophic occurrence. On the other hand, comedy is a phenomenon whereby the author incorporates certain forms of techniques so that in essence he or she conveys […]

Comedy, Humor, and Satire in Drama

Comedy refers to a movie, play or other forms of drama that is full of humorous characters and has joyful ending. It usually deals with the daily lives of ordinary citizens. For this reason, characters in comedy are plain and live an ordinary life. The first examples of comedies were mostly satirical. The Greeks used […]

Examine Jonson’s use in Volpone of animal imagery

Volpone whilst being a satirical comedy can be considered a beast play, as all the principle characters are people, but have animal names and display characteristics of the animals they represent. Jonson was a Renaissance dramatist and poet and was concerned with classical precedent. In Volpone, Jonson adapts a traditional beast fable that is found […]

How Romantic Comedies Have Adapted

I am writing about the genre of ‘Romantic comedy’ this genre has been around for a very long time since the silent era and the storyline and expected endings to these have stayed the same until 2006 which was the release of ‘The Break Up’ starring Vince Vaughn and Friends star Jennifer Aniston which is […]

Social issues in Aristophanes comedy

Comedy was derived from a Greek word komoidia, which means song. Aristotle argued that comedy was ultimately developed from song. With the introduction of comedy people did not grasp it quickly simply because no one took it seriously. Aristophanes is considered the best playwright of comedies in the classical literary period because of his comedies […]

Is Sitcom Still Alive

In the field of entertainment, everybody could use a good laugh and this is where the comedy genre comes in. As the name states, its purpose is to bring humor and laughter to the audience. Comedies come in many formats in movies and television. In television, one of the most common genre is the situation […]

Old Comedy vs New Comedy

Comedies were performed in the Great Dionysia just like tragedies; also comedies were entered in contests in other festival, known as the Lesser Dionysia, and it was celebrated in the winter. Comedies combined poetry with coarse language. For example they featured buffoonery, slapstick, obscenity, and horseplay. The comedy actors dressed in weird costumes that had […]

Dante’s Divine Comedy

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What About Bob

In the 1991 comedy, What About Bob? Bill Murray portrays a peculiar and anxious man that is isolated by his multiple phobias and excessive dependence on therapists. Bob Wiley’s (Bill Murray’s character) fears range from germs to fear of having a heart attack or his bladder explode spontaneously. He will pretend to have Tourette syndrome, […]

To What Extent Is Petruchios Taming of Kate Comic

It could be seen that it is a valid interpretation that Petruchio’s methods of “taming” Kate are comic. Petruchio’s methods of “taming” Kate may have been appropriate comedy material for the 16th Century audience, but most modern audiences find Petruchio’s “taming” methods to be neither amusing nor acceptable. A contemporary audience would have found Kate […]

The comedy of errors

Adriana is an unfortunate victim of misunderstanding. How far do you agree? Adriana is clearly an unfortunate victim of misunderstanding; it is clear because of her unfair treatment throughout the play. There are many moments of misunderstanding between the characters which create comedy, specifically those of farcical comedy. The definition of a farce is something […]

Twelfth night-mistaken identity

William Shakespeare, in his well-known comic play, Twelfth Night, creates a plot that revolves around mistaken identity and deception. Mistaken identity, along with disguises, affects the lives of several of the characters. Shakespeare’s techniques involve mistaken identity to bring comedy, mystery, and complication to the play. Some characters in this play turn to disguise in […]

Comedy “In Much Ado about Nothing”

Explore the importance of disguise and deception in Much Ado about Nothing. Are they merely effective plot devices? Much Ado about Nothing was written by William Shakespeare in 1598, towards the middle of his career and during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Disguise and deception are used to great comic effect, as well as to […]

Commedia Dell’ Arte and Moliere

Commedia Dell’ Arte was a distinctive form of stage art in the 1600’s and the famous playwright Moliere furthered its acceptance and import throughout his life. Originating in Italy, the popular art form spread quickly with the aid of traveling troops. One area that was greatly affected by this form of theater was France. The […]

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