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The Death of Comedy

  • 608 Pages
  • 3.40 MB
  • English
Harvard University Press
Plays & playwrights, Literary Criticism, Literature - Classics / Criticism, Performing Arts/Dance, Drama, General, Performing Arts / Theater / History & Criticism,
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Open LibraryOL7671023M
ISBN 10067401247X
ISBN 139780674012479

An exploration of various landmarks in the history of a genre that flourished almost unchanged for two millennia, The Death of Comedy revisits the obscenities and raucous twists of Aristophanes, the neighborly pleasantries of Menander, the tomfoolery and farce of Plautus.

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Explaining and analyzing comedy is a thankless task; humor either flies or it falls, and The Death of Comedy book theatergoers do not require a more experienced hand to guide them in their responses. The Progressive Death of Comedy. It’s as old as Plato’s attack on poets, stoning for blasphemy, the Catholic Index of Forbidden Books, Goskomizdat, Miss Manners, and the Hays Code.

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