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by Maurice Charney

Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Political books
Author: Maurice Charney
ISBN: 0195024303
ISBN13: 978-0195024302
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr; 1st edition (December 1, 1978)
Pages: 203
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The Author: Maurice Charney, Distinguished Professor of English at Rutgers University, is also the author of How to. .

The Author: Maurice Charney, Distinguished Professor of English at Rutgers University, is also the author of How to Read Shakespeare (1971), Style in ‘Hamlet’ (1969), and Shakespeare’s Roman Plays: The Function of Imagery in the Drama (1961).

Comedy High and Low book. In this broad-ranging exploration of the nature of comedy Professor Charney considers its popular roots as well as the major issues in comic theory. Comedy High and Low seeks to bridge the gap between comic literature, especially stage comedy, and the popular comedy of jokes, graffiti, and comic happenings of everyday life.

Comedy high and low. an introduction to the experience of comedy. Published 1978 by Oxford University Press in New York. The Comic, Comic, The, Comedy, Internet Archive Wishlist.

In this broad-ranging exploration of the nature of comedy Professor Charney considers its popular roots as well as the major issues in comic theory.

Comedy is the most general of the terms, and farce is even better, for it may be considered the purest quintessential comedy (M. Charney, Comedy High and Low: An Introduction to the Experience of Comedy, p. 97). Esther as Burlesque. Farce is a type of comedy designed to provoke the audience to simple, hearty laughter. To do so, it employs highly exaggerated or caricatured character types, puts men into impossible and ludicrous situations, and makes free use of broad verbal humor and physical horseplay (M. H. Abrams, A Glossary of Literary Terms, p. 26).

Charney, Maurice, Comedy High and Low: An Introduction to the Experience of Comedy (New York: Oxford University Press, 1978). Cixous, Hélène, ‘The Laugh of the Medusa’, trans. by Keith Cohen and Paula Cohen, in Marks, E. and Courtivron, I. (ed. New French Feminisms, (New York: Schocken, 1981), 245–64.

Restoration comedy" is English comedy written and performed in the Restoration period from 1660 to 1710. Comedy of manners is used as a synonym of Restoration comedy. After public stage performances had been banned for 18 years by the Puritan regime, the re-opening of the theatres in 1660 signalled a renaissance of English drama.

Comedy High and Low: An Introduction to the Experience of Comedy. The City as Comedy: Society and Representation in Athenian Drama. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. Duckworth, George Eckel

Comedy High and Low: An Introduction to the Experience of Comedy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978. Clare, Janet and Roy T. Eriksen, ed.Contexts of Renaissance Comedy. Oslo: Novus Press, 1997. Duckworth, George Eckel. The Nature of Roman Comedy: A Study in Popular Entertainment. 2nd ed. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994. Feldman, Sylvia D. The Morality-Patterned Comedy of the Renaissance. The Hague: Mouton, 1970. Comedy High and Low: An Introduction to the Experience of Comedy, Peter Lang, New York. Strategies of Political Theatre: Post-War British Playwrights. For those interested in Modern English drama.

In this broad-ranging exploration of the nature of comedy Professor Charney considers its popular roots as well as the major issues in comic theory. Comedy High and Low seeks to bridge the gap between comic literature, especially stage comedy, and the popular comedy of jokes, graffiti, and comic happenings of everyday life. With examples taken mainly from major figures of stage comedy from Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Jonson, the Restoration dramatists, and Molière to Beckett, Pinter, Dürrenmatt, Stoppard, and Orton, it brings a historical perspective to the subject, and also includes many allusions to the great film comedies of Keaton, Chaplin, Fields, and the Marx Brothers. An extensive critical bibliography supplements this provocative and highly readable book.
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