Comedy

Overview

What is comedy? Andrew Stott traces changing definitions of the term from Aristotle to Chris Morris's Brass Eye via Oscar Wilde and Some Like It Hot. This book provides readers with the ideal critical introduction to the irrepressible genre of comedy.
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Comedy

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Overview

What is comedy? Andrew Stott traces changing definitions of the term from Aristotle to Chris Morris's Brass Eye via Oscar Wilde and Some Like It Hot. This book provides readers with the ideal critical introduction to the irrepressible genre of comedy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415854191
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/15/2014
  • Series: New Critical Idiom Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 447,033

Meet the Author

Andrew Stott is Professor of English at the University of Buffalo, SUNY, USA.

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Table of Contents

1 Comedy in the academy 17
2 Comic identity 40
3 Gender and sexuality 62
4 The body 83
5 Politics 103
6 Laughter 127
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