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    Romeo and Tusi transforms a canonical tragedy into a suburban comedy. Using examples from the text, demonstrate how comedy is used to both celebrate and criticise/critique Shakespeare’s play. Oscar Kightley and Erolia Ifopo’s Romeo and Tusi transform the canonical tragedy of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet into a suburban comedy, specifically targeting a Maori and Pacifika demographic. Romeo and Tusi mimic Shakespeare’s dominant themes of the forcefulness of love and the rivalry between two…

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    “Oh what humour” “Comedy is Australia’s second nature” By Ainya Have you ever heard the saying, Comedy is Australia’s second nature. Well it’s true. Comedy is what Australia lives for. It’s how, we as a nation, survived the war, the great depression and every other terrible thing that has tried to conquer Australia? As American journalist Hugh Sidey once said “A sense of humour is needed armour. Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a…

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    From the very beginning, tragedy and comedy are set apart from each other by how they approach existence. Comedy, according to Cicero, is ‘the imitation of life’(Donatus 22); it is steeped in realism. It focuses on the probabilities of a situation because it aims to base itself on real life as much as it can. It shows us a reflection of the real world, and thus it should read like a mirror image to us. Generally speaking, comedy does not intend to aim particularly high in its design. Instead it…

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    jokes about normally mundane things and makes them seem surreal. You would think that to make a joke about eating Fig Newtons funny, you would have to be pretty creative, right? (GoodReads.com) Furthermore, the things he comes up with are crazy! His comedy style revolves around observing the real world and twisting reality to his whim, in a way that anyone can understand and relate to. Consequently,…

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    The Visit is primarily a work of social and personal criticism, and thus Dürrenmatt employs both elements of comedy and tragedy within his play in order to highlight the human flaws of greed and vengeance as they interfere with justice and freedom. The literary devices that he employs serve both as a vehicle for tragedy as well as comedy-- Dürrenmatt has masterfully interwoven these two opposites so that they two play off of each other in a way that skillfully guides the audience to their own…

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    also the trope of any situational comedy show. However, this charmingly picturesque image of idealistic expectations cannot be further from the truth of reality. Unlike its predecessors, contemporary television seeks to openly dissect and question…

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    the best time for Romantic Comedies and also the birth era of the popular “chick-flick.” The ‘90s brought us directors like Gary Marshall and Nora Ephron whose feel good films left our hearts warm and stars like Julia Roberts with her clumsy relatability and Richard Grere with his suave demeanor. The ‘90s also brought Kathy Maio, feminist film critic. Maio’s 1991 book Popcorn and Sexual Politics is a collection of analysis of popular ‘90s films—especially Romantic Comedies. Popcorn and Sexual…

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    Shakespearean Character Comedy Think of one character in a movie, but not just any character. Think of a character that is hilarious, such as Homer Simpson, or Sheldon Cooper. These characters channel a comedic experience through their language and actions. Like these characters, Shakespeare connects Character comedy in A Midsummer Night's Dream by making one character more exaggerated to provide comedic relief. This adds comedy to Shakespearean writing. Character comedy is in A Midsummer…

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    entertainment business about the current state of late night comedy. We both grew up during the age of Jay Leno and David Letterman. For the most part we discussed why Leno always beat Letterman in the ratings and part of the reason we discussed was the fact that Leno appealed more to the classical late night audience. If you remember late night during those days the structure of a show was pretty simple. 1. Opening Monologue 2. Comedy Skit or Bit 3. Interview Two Celebrities 4. Musical…

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    The Romantic Comedy genre is one of the most popular yet overlooked genre in the film industry. The cheesy dialogues, witty behavior, sexual tension, heart melting monologues and the friction between the main two characters in a romantic comedy film, is what makes this genre so loved and cherished. According to most people, the romantic comedies are viewed as ‘guilty pleasures’. In his book Boy Meets Girl Meets Genre, Jeffers McDonald disagrees with that statement by saying that “the appeal to…

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