Comedy / Edition 1

Comedy / Edition 1

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by Andrew Stott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415299330

ISBN-13: 9780415299336

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What is comedy? Andrew Stott tackles this question through an investigation of comic forms, theories and techniques, tracing the historical definitions of comedy from Aristotle to Chris Morris's Brass Eye via Wilde and Hancock. Rather than attempting to produce a totalising definition of 'the comic', this volume focuses on the significance of comic 'events'…  See more details below

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What is comedy? Andrew Stott tackles this question through an investigation of comic forms, theories and techniques, tracing the historical definitions of comedy from Aristotle to Chris Morris's Brass Eye via Wilde and Hancock. Rather than attempting to produce a totalising definition of 'the comic', this volume focuses on the significance of comic 'events' through study of various theoretical methodologies, including deconstruction, psychoanalysis and gender theory, and provides case studies of a number of themes, ranging from the drag act to the simplicity of slipping on a banana skin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415299336
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
New Critical Idiom Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

1Comedy in the academy17
2Comic identity40
3Gender and sexuality62
4The body83
5Politics103
6Laughter127

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