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The History of Comedy

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William Shakespeare wrote during the 16th Centry. The writtings in this time were called Elizebethan Commedies.
16th, 17th, and 18th Centry
Characteristics
Origin
Middle Age
16th Centry
Nicole, Rachel, & Maria
The History of Comedy
Dante's Inferno!!
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Comedy originated in Greek celebrations of Dionysus
Comedies were preformed in...
Festivals
Folk Tales
Comedia Del'Arte
Mock Liturgical Dramas
Farcial Miracle and Mortality Plays
Farcial
Tagicomedy
17th Centry
Old & New Comedy
Witty
Licentious
Consciously Artificial
18th Centry
Sheridan
Oscar Wilde
George Bernard Shaw
Anton Checkov
What is Comedy?
" A genre of literature that adopts a humorous or familiar style and depicts laughable characters and situations"
"Messy Lives"
Problems don't exist
Camouflaged Characters
No Consequences
Body
Authourity is a lie
More Sexual Equality
Situational Ethics
Analyzing Comedy
Given Circumstances
External/Internal Actions
Dialogue
Tempo, Rhythm, and Mood
Characters
Raisonneur
Confidant
Norm Character
“Special activities in nonrealistic plays often appear energetically and without warning.”
Thomas Says...
“Few special activities appear openly in the dialogue of Happy Days, but quite a number are found in the stage directions, the place where it is necessary to seek them out in non realistic plays.”

Quiz Question!!
Where does Thomas say to look for special activities??
Answer:
Stage Direction
What Makes Comedy
Scott
This will be on the quiz
Quiz Question:
What is NOT one of the characteristics of comedy?
Answer:
Consequences for actions
Diffrent Types....
Anecdotal
Blue
Deadpan/Dry
Morbid
Ironic
Droll
Farce
Stand Up
Mordant
Situstional
Quiz Question
What were comedic writings in the 16th century called?
Answer
Elizebethan Commedies
Example
This is an example of both a farce and a parody
Waiting for Godot!!
COMEDY
Sooo uh..... Comedy!!
Quiz Question:
Answer:
Why did the church ban comedy in the Middle Ages?
It mocked the church's morals
Work's Cited

Nichol, Marck. "
20 Types and Forms of Humor.
" Daily Writing Tips. 11 Nov. 2011. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.



Morreall, John. "
Characteristics of Tragedy and Comedy
." Comedy Tragedy. 1999. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.


Denton, Jaques Snider.
The System of Shakespeare's Dramas
. St. Louis: G. T. Jones and Company, 1877. Shakespeare Online. 20 Aug. 2009. Web. 12 Nov. 2015
https://youtu.be/ksL_7WrhWO
Waiting For Elmo
Can I Have Your Number
https://youtu.be/kTFZyl7hfB

Thomas, James. "Idea." Script Analysis for Actors, Directors, and Designers. Fifth ed. Burlington: Taylor and Fancis, 2014. 404. Print.



"
Evolution of Comedy
." Columbia Encyclopedia. Columbia University Press, 2012. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.

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