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Theater 208 Comedy: Techniques behind the Laughter Comedy is the genre of film that makes even the saddest times bearable and gained a lot of popularity in a time when people needed a boost. Comedy is a unique form of film in its wide range of methods, and in all of these methods there is at least some of a select group of approaches. The true magic that comedy has arises from these select few techniques, that, when used properly, will never fail to generate a laugh. Comedy comes in a wide...

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Characteristics of a Comedy

Characteristics of Comedy There are many characteristics that make up a comedy. Characteristics such as mistaken identity, battle of the sexes, and jumping to conclusions are what set the comedic story apart from the tragedy. Within a comedy, no matter how much fault, and dismay may appear within the story, there always seems to be the classic ending of "…and they all lived happily ever after…" Comedies capture the viewer with a sense of compassion and love for the characters in the story...

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the king of comedy

201-03 April 19, 2013 The king of comedy Look tragedy through comedy “I made so many tragedies, but the audience thought I had been making comedies all the time”, Stephen Zhou stated. When we refer to comedy, what comes up to your mind, laughter, humor? Have it ever occurred to you that sometimes the director was trying to express a tragedy emotion behind the comedy atmosphere? When we talk about Chinese comedy, we have to come to the most famous Chinese comedy actor, Stephen Zhou, who acted in...

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Tragedy or Comedy

Tragedy or Comedy The play writer William Shakespeare is widely considered one the greatest playwrights in history. His work transformed English literature forever. Most of his plays were either comedies or tragedies and some seemed to have the line blurred between the two as they contain elements of both. The play Merchant of Venice is one of these plays that contains flavours of both a comedy and a tragedy. Many scholars have frequently debated whether the play is either classified as a comedy or a...

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The Comedy of Hamlet

The Comedy of Hamlet Shakespearean plays are often known for their outstanding entertainment and classic comic conflict. In his masterwork, Hamlet, Shakespeare uses these aspects to serve his thematic purpose. He has used comedy throughout many of his historic plays, but in this play, comedy is the drawing point that makes it fun and entertaining, yet clear and intuitive. Generally, his tragedies are not seen as comical, but in reality, they are full of humor. However, these comic elements don’t...

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Shakespeare - Comedy

similar comedic characteristics and then other plays are the exact opposite of comedy. Shakespeare wrote tragedies, romance, history, comedy and problem plays all with great success. During the performance of these plays there was no scenery so great time was taken when developing the characters and the plot so the plays would be entertaining. A Midsummers Night's Dream and Much Ado About Nothing are just two of the comedies Shakespeare wrote. These two plays have many things in common where as Measure...

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Mdst- Comedy

MDST –Comedy Movie Report For this assignment I choose to see the following three movies: My Man Godfrey, Gabriel over the White House and Meet John Doe. The three movies give different perspectives on how comedy is used and the role it plays in what the movie wants to convey. My Man Godfrey (1936) directed by Gregory LaCava present the typical screwball comedy of the 1930’s. The film presents the life of a rich family where the two daughters; completely opposite go down to a poor colony during...

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Lear and Comedy

Lear and Comedy.... Lear and Comedy. Strangely enough, it is G. Wilson Knight, a critic famous (not to say notorious) for a vehemently Christian interpretation of Shakespeare’s plays, who notes in The Wheel of Fire some of the comedic aspects of King Lear[1]. Whether or not the harsh moral ecology of King Lear fits comfortably with the Christian ethos of forgiveness, structural elements of comedy are plainly present in King Lear, quite apart from the sardonic humour of the Fool. Indeed, a ‘happy...

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Black comedy

the universal and controversial idea of “change if you love me”, and how the exterior, the physical appearance can both positively and negatively impact confidence, and as a byproduct, either encourage faithful or unfaithful behavior. The black comedy of the play arises from the moral uncertainty wherein the audience is asked the rhetoric question “is it right to change someone for the sake of art?” The students that it was morally wrong to manipulate people for the sake of art. This concept was...

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Comedy Analysis

Comedy Scene Analysis: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” Comedic movies combine clever dialogue with superb actors and unique cinematography to stir up good feelings in the audience. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” is a classic comedy film that has the audience laughing throughout the entire movie. The movie tells the story of Ian and Toula and their interesting and hilarious journey to marriage. Ian comes from a very conservative home with two shy parents and no extended family. Toula comes from a very...

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