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What makes a good Comedy?
Transcript of What makes a good Comedy?
by: Rom Acio Comedy? A dramatic work that is light and often humorous or satirical in tone and that usually contains a happy resolution of the thematic conflict. Types Farce Burlesque Satire a light, humorous play in which the plot depends upon a skillfully exploited situation rather than upon the development of character. Home Alone Problem Child a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects. "Burlesque", Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press, accessed 16 February 2011 (subscription required) http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/farce Examples Lady of Burlesque (1943) Example In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement. Robert C. Elliott, Satire, in: Encyclopaedia Britannica 2004 Huckleberry Finn New Yorker in Tondo Examples What makes a comedy good? A good comedy entertains because we find truth behind what we are laughing about. It inspires us to do better than the characters. Formula for Good Comedy loneliness misfortunes foolishness stupidity humiliation uncertainties a laughing