English Comedy

English Comedy

He not only knew the classical drama better than any of his contemporaries , he tried to adapt intelligently and not slavishly its principles and rules to the peculiarities of the English theater . He wrote his own comedies in the ...

Author: Ashley H. Thorndike

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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English Comedy

English Comedy

For example, a comedy could be socially innovating and individually restraining, if written by an authoritarian in a predominantly tolerant period (witness T. S. Eliot's drab comedies, which seem to be preparations for a backward ...

Author: Allan Rodway

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520338852

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1975.
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The Places of Wit in Early Modern English Comedy

The Places of Wit in Early Modern English Comedy

english. coMedy. What is wit made out of in the comedies of shakespeare, Jonson, shirley, and their contemporaries? What does it hide? What does it reveal? This book addresses these questions by turning to the relationship between comic ...

Author: Adam Zucker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107003088

Category: Drama

Page: 255

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An exploration of wit, witlessness and social and comic conventions in the plays of Shakespeare, Jonson and their contemporaries.
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British Comedy Cinema

British Comedy Cinema

... the Ealing comedies have also been divided along a spectrum which recognises major differences in terms of the tilt in the ... resulting in suspended moral fables based on 'black' (or at least dark grey), understated English comedy, ...

Author: I.Q. Hunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136508370

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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British comedy cinema has been a mainstay of domestic production since the beginning of the last Century and arguably the most popular and important genre in British film history. This edited volume will offer the first comprehensive account of the rich and popular history of British comedy cinema from silent slapstick and satire to contemporary romantic comedy. Using a loosely chronological approach, essays cover successive decades of the 20th and 21st Century with a combination of case studies on key personalities, production cycles and studio output along with fresh approaches to issues of class and gender representation. It will present new research on familiar comedy cycles such as the Ealing Comedies and Carry On films as well as the largely undocumented silent period along with the rise of television spin offs from the 1970s and the development of animated comedy from 1915 to the present. Films covered include: St Trinians, A Fish Called Wanda, Brassed Off, Local Hero, The Full Monty, Four Lions and In the Loop. Contributors: Melanie Bell, Alan Burton, James Chapman, Richard Dacre, Ian Hunter, James Leggott, Sharon Lockyer, Andy Medhurst, Lawrence Napper, Tim O’Sullivan, Laraine Porter, Justin Smith, Sarah Street, Peter Waymark, Paul Wells
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Hollywood Romantic Comedy

Hollywood Romantic Comedy

While the structures of romantic comedy have remained relatively stable - mistaken identities , deceptions , gender ... in Jonson and the Restoration writers that English comedy can be called a form of New Comedy ' ( Frye 1984 : 79 ) .

Author: Kathrina Glitre

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719070791

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 199

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Topics include films starring: Myrna Loy and William Powell, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, Doris Day and Rock Hudson.
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Restoration Stage Comedies and Hollywood Remarriage Films

Restoration Stage Comedies and Hollywood Remarriage Films

Greene, Jane M. “The Road to Reno: The Awful Truth and the Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage.” Film History 13, no. 4 (2001): 337–58. Griffin, Dustin. Authorship in the Long Eighteenth Century. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield/Newark, ...

Author: Elizabeth Kraft

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317064725

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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In Restoration Stage Comedies and Hollywood Remarriage Films, Elizabeth Kraft brings the canon of Restoration comedy into the conversation initiated by Stanley Cavell in his book Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage. Before there could be imagined remarriages of the sort Cavell documents, there had to be imagined marriages of equality. Such imagined marriages were first mapped out on the Restoration stage by witty pairs such as Harriet and Dorimant, Millamant and Mirabell, and Alithea and Harcourt who are precursors of the central couples in films such as Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, and The Lady Eve. In considering the Restoration comedy canon in one-on-one discourse with the Hollywood remarriage comedy canon, Kraft demonstrates the indebtedness of the twentieth-century films to the Restoration dramatic texts-and the philosophical richness of both canons as they explore the nature and significance of marriage as pursuit of moral perfectionism. Her book will be of interest to specialists in Restoration drama and film scholars.
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The Comedy of Manners from Sheridan to Maugham

The Comedy of Manners from Sheridan to Maugham

They provided a serviceable formula or pattern , and this English writers accepted , without , however , building upon it original dramatic material . In short , comedies were being built up on situation rather than on character .

Author: Newell W. Sawyer

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512806564

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Upper-class comedy—its rise, decline, and revival from The School for Scandal to the World War.
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English Drama

English Drama

(Contains Bergson's Laughter, Meredith's Essay on Comedy, and Sypher's The Meanings of Comedy. Wider than drama.) English Comedy (New York, 1929); Tragedy (Boston, 1908). (Necessarily quick surveys of large territories.) ...

Author: Richard W. Bevis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317870913

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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What were the causes of Restoration drama's licentiousness? How did the elegantly-turned comedy of Congreve become the pointed satire of Fielding? And how did Sheridan and Goldsmith reshape the materials they inherited? In the first account of the entire period for more than a decade, Richard Bevis argues that none of these questions can be answered without an understanding of Augustan and Georgian history. The years between 1660 and 1789 saw considerable political and social upheaval, which is reflected in the eclectic array of dramatic forms that is Georgian theatre's essential characteristic.
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The Drama Its History Literature and Influence on Civilization American drama Indexes Books for reference and extra reading p 327 344

The Drama  Its History  Literature and Influence on Civilization  American drama  Indexes  Books for reference and extra reading   p  327 344

.XII , 17 RICHELIEU - English tragedy . Bulwer - Lytton ... .XVI , 26 ** RIP VAN WINKLE - American comedy . Burke .. .XIX , 299 THE RIVALS - English comedy . Sheridan .... .XV , 21 ROBIN HOOD - English folk - play . 16th Century .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082510656

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The Drama Its History Literature and Influence on Civilization American drama Indexes Books for reference and extra reading p 327 344

The Drama  Its History  Literature and Influence on Civilization  American drama  Indexes  Books for reference and extra reading   p  327 344

Gutzkow .. .XII , 17 RICHELIEU - English tragedy . Bulwer - Lytton . .XVI , 26 ** RIP VAN WINKLE - American comedy . Burke . .XIX , 299 The RIVALS — English comedy . Sheridan . .XV , 21 ROBIN HOOD - English folk - play . 16th Century .

Author: Alfred Bates

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ISBN: UCAL:B3027925

Category: American drama

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Categories: American drama