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Theatre Symposium, Vol. 16: Comedy Tonight! #2020

Theatre Symposium Vol Comedy Tonight For centuries scholars philosophers and practitioners have attempted to explain just what constitutes comedy and though no one has come close to a definitive explanation each attempt highlights so

  • Title: Theatre Symposium, Vol. 16: Comedy Tonight!
  • Author: Jay Malarcher Stanley Vincent Longman Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian Steven D. Burch Patrick Bynane Diana Calderazzo Broderick D. V. Chow Luc Gilleman
  • ISBN: 9780817355104
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Paperback
  • Theatre Symposium, Vol. 16: Comedy Tonight! By Jay Malarcher Stanley Vincent Longman Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian Steven D. Burch Patrick Bynane Diana Calderazzo Broderick D. V. Chow Luc Gilleman, For centuries scholars, philosophers, and practitioners have attempted to explain just what constitutes comedy, and though no one has come close to a definitive explanation, each attempt highlights some distinct facet of the genre the genre that Woody Allen has said eats at the children s table even in the world of scholarship The essays gathered in Volume 16 of thFor centuries scholars, philosophers, and practitioners have attempted to explain just what constitutes comedy, and though no one has come close to a definitive explanation, each attempt highlights some distinct facet of the genre the genre that Woody Allen has said eats at the children s table even in the world of scholarship The essays gathered in Volume 16 of the annual journal Theatre Symposium illustrate well the range of material that falls under the heading comedy as it is played on stage Stanley Longman s essay on The Commedia dell Arte as the Quintessence of Comedy introduces us to the inhabitants of Commediatown, character types who are descendents of the Greeks and ancestors, it seems, of almost everyone who came after Boris Senker, an eyewitness to Croatia s evolution from communism to democracy, reports on the all too real Commedia stereotypes that have found their way onto the stage in his homeland Other essays address the improvisational nature of Commedia the roots of laughter and the expectations inherent in presenting old schtick to a new generation comedic technique, verbal and physical, in Moli re the use of the macabre to create humor in the Th tre du Grand Guignol the story of Henry Fielding, the theatre practitioner most responsible for the British government s crackdown on subversive material, via the Licensing Act of 1737 Beckett s theatrical connections to the comedy theory of Henri Bergson and do it yourself DIY comedy happenings, situations, gatherings as practiced in British stand up comedy Theatre Symposium Volume 16 provides just a glimpse into the possibilities for comedy on the stage If the past examples allow for extrapolation into the future, the position of comedy as a means of communicating problems and solutions for society s woes is remarkably sound.

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    1 thought on “Theatre Symposium, Vol. 16: Comedy Tonight!

    1. Some essays were highly focused, technical, or deeply into one single play, so I skimmed a lot, but I m not an actor and very much an amateur play goer and play reader I enjoyed thee ones that dealt with comedic theory.

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