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The Nature of comedy

Willard Mallalieu Smith

The Nature of comedy

by Willard Mallalieu Smith

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Published by R. West in Philadelphia, PA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Comedy.,
  • Laughter.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWillard Smith.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1922 .S6 1977
    The Physical Object
    Pagination191 p. ;
    Number of Pages191
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4546530M
    ISBN 100849224233
    LC Control Number77014358
    OCLC/WorldCa3274123

    Comedy. According to Aristotle (who speculates on the matter in his Poetics), ancient comedy originated with the komos, a curious and improbable spectacle in which a company of festive males apparently sang, danced, and cavorted rollickingly around the image of a large phallus.(If this theory is true, by the way, it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "stand-up routine."). Saroyan's uneven record places this legitimately in the class of Dark Horse-but here's where I'd put my money this month. It's much better than I expected of him; it has the simplicity he to have lon it has the perceptiveness and tenderness and humanity and wit and understanding of My Name Is Arun and bits of The Daring Young Man, He's lost the braggado, the brashness, except as it is a.

    Bergson opens chapter 1, a general discussion of comedy, with three fundamental observations on the nature of the comic spirit: “the comic does not exist outside the pale of what is strictly. The comedy genre got its start (and its name) in Athens, Greece, during the 5th century BC. Like tragedy, its tear-jerking counterpart, comedy developed from the Athenian celebration dedicated to.

    32 Books Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud. The book was published and went on to win a posthumous Pulitzer Prize. It's a hilarious account of a man who writes books in his bedroom but. Following, then, the order of nature, let us begin with the principles which come first. Epic poetry and Tragedy, Comedy also and Dithyrambic: poetry, and the music of the flute and of the lyre in most of their forms, are all in their general conception modes of imitation.


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