The Cambridge introduction to comedy

Author
Other titles
  • Comedy
  • Cambridge Core.
Published
  • Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press 2009
Physical description
1 online resource (xii, 243 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
ISBN
  • 1-316-15302-9
  • 0-511-81685-5
Notes
  • Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Service provider: Cambridge University Press (EBA)
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Cambridge Core, University of Essex members only.
  • Source of acquisition: Donor code 1518
  • English
  • Description based on print version record.
Audience
  • Specialized.
Contents
  • List of illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction : thinking about comedy -- First things -- Play -- What is comedy? -- Something to make us laugh? -- Happy endings -- The world brought down to Earth -- Summing up before moving on -- 1. Reading comedy -- 'What kind of world is this?' -- Formal and textual elements -- Entering the world of comedy -- Comedy in the end -- 2. Comedy's foundations -- Back to (what we call) the beginning -- The fingerprints of Old Comedy -- Our old friend, New Comedy -- New Comedy in Roman hands -- 3. Comedy's devices -- Towards a study of comic traits -- Humour and its mechanics -- Humour and the dramatic text -- Mine the gap : the reader's view -- Mine the gap : the spectator's access -- 4. Comedy in the flesh -- Comedy for the stage of the mind -- Performance fabric and outlining -- Reading comic bodies and voices -- The commedia dell'arte -- The clown -- Reading comic character (mask) -- Reading comic dialogue (lazzi) -- Comic metaphysics -- 5. Comedy's range -- Dramatic texture and the comic -- The comic and the tragic -- The deadly serious treated playfully -- The comic beyond the 'realistic' -- Comic latitude in production -- 6. Comedy and society -- Comedy's associates -- Comedy's politics -- Notes -- Further reading -- List of texts -- Bibliography -- Index.
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  • Other format: ; ISBN: 0-521-54026-7
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • 'Laughter', says Eric Weitz, 'may be considered one of the most extravagant physical effects one person can have on another without touching them'. But how do we identify something which is meant to be comic, what defines something as 'comedy', and what does this mean for the way we enter the world of a comic text? Addressing these issues, and many more, this is a 'how to' guide to reading comedy from the pages of a dramatic text, with relevance to anything from novels and newspaper columns to billboards and emails. The book enables you to enhance your grasp of the comic through familiarity with characteristic structures and patterns, referring to comedy in literature, film and television throughout. Perfect for drama and literature students, this Introduction explores a genre which affects the everyday lives of us all, and will therefore also capture the interest of anyone who loves to laugh.

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