Comedy High and Low: An Introduction to the Experience of Comedy / Edition 1

Comedy High and Low: An Introduction to the Experience of Comedy / Edition 1

by Maurice Charney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820405388

ISBN-13: 9780820405384

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820405384
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
60.00(w) x 90.00(h) x 7.50(d)

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