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    Comedy has always been an important aspect of every person's life and enables humans to have the ability to not only laugh at certain jokes, as well as actions. In addition, comedy allows people to create or share bonds with one another. Comedy was first introduced in the Greek culture through the form of plays, gladiator battles, and festivals. The word pertaining to the Greek culture for comedy, myths, are nonetheless local folktales to explain the creation of a particular natural phenomenon.…

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    know her true age. STORY COMMENTS SALAD DAYS presents as a romantic comedy with a high-concept premise. The story has an appealing hook with the idea of a 43-year-old woman who lies about her age. She pretends to be 30 years old and then fall for an even younger man. The situation spirals out of control when they embark on a romantic relationship. The script uses some of the elements that make for an engaging romantic comedy. This includes the idea of a woman challenged by love, a major…

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    In some instances, Shakespeare 's play 'Twelfth Night ' could be seen as a romantic comedy due to the common themes of despair and infatuation that the audience find to be amusing. The play 's main focus is romantic love, and the many aspects of comedy derive from seeing characters pining after one another. However, the play itself could be seen as a satire due to the stereotypical vision of love that is created. Shakespeare often mocks the idealistic image of love by demonstrating emotions as…

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    Situational Comedies, or more frequently referred to by their portmanteau, Sitcoms, are largely a product of the minstrelsy's formula for success. After thinking on the topic of stereotypes as a means of entertaining people in theater, I can easily think of many shows that utilize this style of humor to create their characters. In the TV Series "Taxi" Danny DeVito plays exactly what you would imagine of a New York small business owner, he's rude, arrogant, self-centered, but despite all of this,…

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    Bridesmaid’s takes gross-out comedy to new levels since it is focused on women rather than men. During the iconic wedding boutique scene the women, most of whom are in fancy gowns, get bad food poisoning and all run for the bathroom either for an intense bowel movement or to vomit. This is not something we would normally see women in a film do, especially women in such a fancy boutique and in such outfits. Men on the other hand often have scenes like this take place in their films and although…

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    The Merchant of Venice: Comedy or Tragedy? Many would agree that William Shakespeare is one of the world’s greatest playwrights. He is known for his ability to entertain audiences and capture their affections through his beloved characters. Many of his plays contain themes that are everlasting and able to move audiences through several generations. One play in particular, though, leaves many critics asking questions about how to classify the drama. Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice, is…

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    Final Essay – Peter Barnes Barnes’s Auschwitz, uses black comedy to raise awareness that in a godless world, we have forgotten what it means to be human, and show kindness. In other words, we have lost our humanity. We ended up creating a greedy and hypocritical, thus inhumane society. Davis’, Bentley’s and Sypher’s view on comedy explains the different consequences of an immoral world. Davis’ explains that with an amoral attitude towards comedy it becomes very easy to treat each other like…

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    Emily Fox ENG 2750 5/26/16 Exam: A Midsummer Night's Dream 1. Comedy is a very complex genre because many people react to humor differently - and what one person might find funny, another might not. Most often, comedy is about something that is considered universally funny, or about something related to our present day culture. For example, many people find TV Shows that talk about current events in a comic way hilarious, but for someone not aware of the current events they are making fun of,…

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    Screwball Comedy Analysis

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    Screwball is a comedy film that became exclusive during the Great Depression. This film brought laughs and joy to those who watched it, at the time of the Great Depression. Screwball originated in the 1930s and became very popular in the early 1940s. During the time of the Great Depression the demand for social films skyrocketed. Screwball was a form of comedy that allow for victims of the Great Depression to escape from that troubling time. This form of comedy made it safe to discuss things…

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    Comedy, like every good theatrical performance, needs to engage the audience by evoking emotions based on what is shown on stage. However, a comical play calls for laughter, which tends to disengage audience’s attention from the play’s context. This self-contradictory nature of comedy seems to work against the aim of theater. This makes comedy a difficult theatrical art to work with because since it should find the right balance in its nature. Woodruff points out that “the paradox of comedy is…

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