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Farce

Farce

by Jessica Milner Davis
     
 
In this study, the author seeks to discover what makes farce distinct from other comic genres in drama. Her classification of four basic types of farce plots serves to clarify the differences between farce and more literary comic forms. Originally published in 1978 by Methuen & Co. Ltd., the volume has been updated with a new introduction by the author. Davis is a

Overview

In this study, the author seeks to discover what makes farce distinct from other comic genres in drama. Her classification of four basic types of farce plots serves to clarify the differences between farce and more literary comic forms. Originally published in 1978 by Methuen & Co. Ltd., the volume has been updated with a new introduction by the author. Davis is a Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Farce is a welcome and uniquely recommended contribution to both Literary Criticism and Culture Studies reference collections and supplementary reading lists."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780416815801
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication date:
10/28/1978
Series:
Critical Idiom Ser.
Pages:
111

Meet the Author

Jessica Milner Davis co-ordinates the Australasian Humour Scholars Network from the University of New South Wales in Sydney as a Visiting Fellow in its Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Since her first book she has published a wide variety of papers on comedy and humor, edited two specialist volumes of The Australian Journal of Comedy (in 1997 and 2001) and serves on the boards of two international humor research journals and book-series.

Jessica Milner Davis co-ordinates the Australasian Humour Scholars Network from the University of New South Wales in Sydney as a Visiting Fellow in its Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Since her first book she has published a wide variety of papers on comedy and humor, edited two specialist volumes of The Australian Journal of Comedy (in 1997 and 2001) and serves on the boards of two international humor research journals and book-series.

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