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The History of Comedy
Transcript of The History of Comedy
16th, 17th, and 18th Centry
Nicole, Rachel, & Maria
The History of Comedy
Comedy originated in Greek celebrations of Dionysus
Comedies were preformed in...
Mock Liturgical Dramas
Farcial Miracle and Mortality Plays
Old & New Comedy
George Bernard Shaw
What is Comedy?
" A genre of literature that adopts a humorous or familiar style and depicts laughable characters and situations"
Problems don't exist
Authourity is a lie
More Sexual Equality
Tempo, Rhythm, and Mood
“Special activities in nonrealistic plays often appear energetically and without warning.”
“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.”
Where does Thomas say to look for special activities??
What Makes Comedy
This will be on the quiz
What is NOT one of the characteristics of comedy?
Consequences for actions
What were comedic writings in the 16th century called?
This is an example of both a farce and a parody
Waiting for Godot!!
Sooo uh..... Comedy!!
Why did the church ban comedy in the Middle Ages?
It mocked the church's morals
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Characteristics of Tragedy and Comedy
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The System of Shakespeare's Dramas
. St. Louis: G. T. Jones and Company, 1877. Shakespeare Online. 20 Aug. 2009. Web. 12 Nov. 2015
Waiting For Elmo
Can I Have Your Number
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Evolution of Comedy
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