Tragedy Plus Time

Tragedy Plus Time

“After this string of personal tragedies hit the media, there was a public outcry for regulation and laws that would hold networks and ... often in ways that draw attention to the changes in discourse that accompany 56 tragedy plus time.

Author: Philip Scepanski

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477322543

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Following the most solemn moments in recent American history, comedians have tested the limits of how soon is “too soon” to joke about tragedy. Comics confront the horrifying events and shocking moments that capture national attention and probe the acceptable, or “sayable,” boundaries of expression that shape our cultural memory. In Tragedy Plus Time, Philip Scepanski examines the role of humor, particularly televised comedy, in constructing and policing group identity and memory in the wake of large-scale events. Tragedy Plus Time is the first comprehensive work to investigate tragedy-driven comedy in the aftermaths of such traumas as the JFK assassination and 9/11, as well as during the administration of Donald Trump. Focusing on the mass publicization of television comedy, Scepanski considers issues of censorship and memory construction in the ways comedians negotiate emotions, politics, war, race, and Islamophobia. Amid the media frenzy and conflicting expressions of grief following a public tragedy, comedians provoke or risk controversy to grapple publicly with national traumas that all Americans are trying to understand for themselves.
Categories: Performing Arts

Tragedy and Comedy

Tragedy and Comedy

Crimes and Misdemeanors says something more profound than he intends when he asserts that “ comedy is tragedy plus time . ” With more time , tragedy could be avoided ; with time pressing , action must be taken . Lester's intention is to ...

Author: Mark William Roche

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791435458

Category: Philosophy

Page: 450

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The first evaluation and critique of Hegel's theory of tragedy and comedy, this book also develops an original theory of both genres.
Categories: Philosophy

Who s Your Bubba

Who s Your Bubba

Comedy Is “Tragedy Plus Time” Comedy Is “Tragedy Plus Time” Comedy Is “Tragedy Plus Time” Comedy Is “Tragedy Plus Time” ... I learned much from my personal tragedies with life-changing hurricanes over the years... and now that some time ...

Author: T. Bubba Bechtol

Publisher: Maximum Press

ISBN: 9781931644563

Category: Humor

Page: 157

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Collecting comedian T. Bubba’s most popular writings from the last 18 years, this anthology of essays will entertain readers with an insightful and hilarious view of the world that is down-to-earth and crosses all regional, gender, generational, and class lines. This collection of explosively funny and often heartwarming stories, many of which have appeared in newspapers across the country, includes previously unpublished photographs that provide an inside look at America’s favorite Bubba.
Categories: Humor

Uproarious

Uproarious

It's weird because with humor, the equation is tragedy plus time equals comedy. I am just at tragedy right now. —Tig Notaro, Live “Good evening, hello. I have cancer, how are you?” stand-up Tig Notaro told her 2012 audience.

Author: Cynthia Willett

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452962221

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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A radical new approach to humor, where traditional targets become its agents Humor is often dismissed as cruel ridicule or harmless fun. But what if laughter is a vital force to channel rage against patriarchy, Islamophobia, or mass incarceration? To create moments of empathy and dialogue between Black Lives Matter and the police? These and other such questions are at the heart of this powerful reassessment of humor. Placing theorists in conversation with comedians, Uproarious offers a full-frontal approach to the very foundation of comedy and its profound political impact. Here Cynthia Willett and Julie Willett address the four major theories of humor—superiority, relief, incongruity, and social play—through the lens of feminist and game-changing comics such as Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho, Hannah Gadsby, Hari Kondabolu, and Tig Notaro. They take a radical and holistic approach to the understanding of humor, particularly of humor deployed by those from groups long relegated to the margins, and propose a powerful new understanding of humor as a force that can engender politically progressive social movements. Drawing on a range of cross-disciplinary sources, from philosophies and histories of humor to the psychology and physiology of laughter to animal studies, Uproarious offers a richer understanding of the political and cathartic potential of humor. A major new contribution to a wider dialogue on comedy, Uproarious grounds for us explorations of outsider humor and our golden age of feminist comics—showing that when women, prisoners, even animals, laugh back, comedy along with belly laughs forge new identities and alter the political climate.
Categories: Social Science

Christ the Tragedy of God

Christ the Tragedy of God

The long scope of time may provide an optimistic conclusion, even with tragedy. The tragic betrayal of ... The odd connection between comedy and tragedy is that they can shift between each other; comedy may just be tragedy plus time.

Author: Kevin Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351607834

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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Tragedy is a genre for exploring loss and suffering, and this book traces the vital areas where tragedy has shaped and been a resource for Christian theology. There is a history to the relationship of theology and tragedy; tragic literature has explored areas of theological interest, and is present in the Bible and ongoing theological concerns. Christian theology has a long history of using what is at hand, and the genre of tragedy is no different. What are the merits and challenges of placing the central narrative of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ in tragic terms? This study examines important and shared concerns of theology and tragedy: sacrifice and war, rationality and order, historical contingency, blindness, guilt, and self-awareness. Theologians such as Reinhold Niebuhr, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Martin Luther King Jr., Simone Weil, and Boethius have explored tragedy as a theological resource. The historical relationship of theology and tragedy reveals that neither is monolithic, and both remain diverse and unstable areas of human thought. This fascinating book will be of keen interest to theologians, as well as scholars in the fields of literary studies and tragic theory.
Categories: Religion

Tragedy on the Comic Stage

Tragedy on the Comic Stage

I am reminded here of the expression, often (I think apocryphally) attributed to Woody Allen, that “tragedy plus time equals comedy.” 70. Mnesilochus' lapse into masculine address here (ὦγαθ ̓) may indicate an attempt to address Echo ...

Author: Matthew C. Farmer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190492083

Category: History

Page: 240

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Aristophanes' engagement with tragedy is one of the most striking features of his comedies: Euripides appears repeatedly as a character in these plays, jokes about tragedy and tragic poets abound, and parodies of tragedy frequently underlie whole scenes and even the plots of these plays. Tragedy on the Comic Stage contextualizes this engagement with tragedy within Greek comedy as a genre by examining paratragedy in the fragments of Aristophanes' contemporaries and successors in the fifth and fourth centuries. Farmer organizes these fragments under two rubrics. First, he discusses fragments that show characters discussing tragedy, use tragic poets as characters, or make reference to the dramatic festivals; these fragments, Farmer argues, develop a "culture of tragedy" within Greek comedy, a consistent set of tropes and devices that depict tragedy as part of the world inhabited by the characters of these plays. Second, he assembles fragments that show tragic parody, imitations of tragedy that render tragic language humorous or ironic by juxtaposing it with the base characters and quotidian circumstances that make up Greek comedy. Tragedy on the Comic Stage then illustrates these features of fragmentary paratragedy within three intact Aristophanic comedies: Wasps, Women at the Thesmophoria, and Wealth. These new readings of Aristophanes' plays show the value of reading Aristophanes in conjunction with the comic fragments, and insist on the subtlety and complexity of Aristophanic paratragedy.
Categories: History

Hans Urs Von Balthasar and the Question of Tragedy in the Novels of Thomas Hardy

Hans Urs Von Balthasar and the Question of Tragedy in the Novels of Thomas Hardy

If the post-tragic interprets tragedy as theodicy, challenging God or the world's goodness, then Balthasar approaches ... Comedy is not tragedy plus time, as Woody Allen once quipped, in the sense that a happy ending undoes and erases ...

Author: Kevin Taylor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567216250

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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A critical examination of Hans Urs von Balthasar'stheological aesthetics of tragedy and literature, using as a conversationpartner the novels of Thomas Hardy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Love and Laughter in the Time of Chemotherapy

Love and Laughter in the Time of Chemotherapy

Comedy is supposed to be tragedy plus time, but my tragedy and comedy are racing to keep up with each other, and the relief of writing my posts on CaringBridge is such that I soon catch up and have no time left in which to transform my ...

Author: Manjusha Pawagi

Publisher: Second Story Press

ISBN: 9781772600469

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Manjusha Pawagi, a successful family court judge, has written a not-so-typical memoir about her experience with cancer. Wryly funny and stubbornly hopeful, this is her quirky take on what it's like to face your own mortality when, to be honest, you thought you'd live forever. She describes how even the darkest moments of life can be made worse with roommates; details how much determination it takes to ignore the statistics; and answers the age-old question: what does it take to get a banana popsicle around here?
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Movies and Midrash

Movies and Midrash

His definition of comedy—“Comedy is tragedy plus Time,” though ridiculous in context, proves to be an apt and intelligent way of explaining how it is that people manage, with the passage of time, to derive humor from tragic experience.

Author: Wendy I. Zierler

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438466163

Category:

Page: 328

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Brings popular cinema and Jewish religious texts into a meaningful dialogue. Movies and Midrash uses cinema as a springboard to discuss central Jewish texts and matters of belief. A number of books have drawn on films to explicate Christian theology and belief, but Wendy I. Zierler is the first to do so from a Jewish perspective, exploring what Jewish tradition, text, and theology have to say about the lessons and themes arising from influential and compelling films. The book uses the method of “inverted midrash”: while classical rabbinical midrash begins with exegesis of a verse and then introduces a mashal (parable) as a means of further explication, Zierler turns that process around, beginning with the culturally familiar cinematic parable and then analyzing related Jewish texts. Each chapter connects a secular film to a different central theme in classical Jewish sources or modern Jewish thought. Films covered include The Truman Show (truth), Memento (memory), Crimes and Misdemeanors (sin), Magnolia (confession and redemption), The Descendants (birthright), Forrest Gump (cleverness and simplicity), and The Hunger Games (creation of humanity in God’s image), among others. “This is a groundbreaking work of originality, insight, and high quality. It will be of great importance not only for Jewish readers but also for non-Jewish readers who long for a non-Christian perspective on popular film. I loved this book!” — Eric Michael Mazur, editor, Encyclopedia of Religion and Film
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The Reception of Ancient Virtues and Vices in Modern Popular Culture

The Reception of Ancient Virtues and Vices in Modern Popular Culture

York, Allen bridges antiquity and contemporaneity, tragedy and comedy, Hellenism and Hebraism. In Mighty Aphrodite Allen constructs a fictional tragic space ... (Comedy) is tragedy plus time ... Think of Oedipus. Oedipus is funny.

Author: Eran Almagor

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004347724

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

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In Ancient Virtues and Vices in Modern Popular Culture, Eran Almagor and Lisa Maurice offer a collection of chapters dealing with the reception of antiquity in modern popular media, and focusing on a comparison between ancient and modern sets of values.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fearless Writing

Fearless Writing

tragedy plus time equals humor, it is also true that tragedy plus time equals memoir. It's just a question of how much time. So here we have a class of person—the writer—whose happiness, daily meaning, and pleasure (indeed, ...

Author: William Kenower

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440349874

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

View: 679

Find the courage to create your best writing life. Whether you're a fledgling writer or a veteran with years of experience, fearlessness--that elusive blend of self-acceptance, confidence, and curiosity--is the defining quality of those who find fulfillment and success. Truly fearless authors banish writer's blocks with ease, receive critiques gracefully, and infuse their passion for the craft into every word they write. Filled with insightful wisdom and practical advice, Fearless Writing teaches you how to thrive as a writer, no matter your genre or career path. You'll learn how to: • Find and enter a Flow state in which writing is a natural, deeply satisfying process. • Quiet both internal and external critics and embrace the inherent value in your work. • Use love, emotional engagement, and curiosity as the guiding principles for what you write and how you share it with others. • Overcome rejection, procrastination, and other obstacles that stifle your creativity. From the blank page to the first draft, and from querying to marketing, the writing life is filled with challenges, roadblocks, and new experiences. With Fearless Writing, you'll find the inner strength to embark on a bold journey--and build a lifelong career in the process.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The New Yale Book of Quotations

The New Yale Book of Quotations

Quoted in Memoirs of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin (1790) Steve Allen U.S. entertainer, 1921–2000 1 Tragedy plus time equals comedy. Cosmopolitan, Feb. 1957. Usually quoted as “Comedy equals tragedy plus time.

Author: Fred R. Shapiro

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300205978

Category: Reference

Page: 1168

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A revised and updated edition of an essential reference book filled with more than twelve thousand famous quotations
Categories: Reference

Ovid and the Liberty of Speech in Shakespeare s England

Ovid and the Liberty of Speech in Shakespeare s England

... skeptical twin.18 The tragedy suffers by comparisons tethered to fixed ideas about sequence. Dream, in the meantime, loses depth if it is made to prove the wit of the theoretical proposition that comedy is tragedy plus time on the ...

Author: Heather James

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108809023

Category: Literary Criticism

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The range of poetic invention that occurred in Renaissance English literature was vast, from the lyric eroticism of the late sixteenth century to the rise of libertinism in the late seventeenth century. Heather James argues that Ovid, as the poet-philosopher of literary innovation and free speech, was the galvanizing force behind this extraordinary level of poetic creativity. Moving beyond mere topicality, she identifies the ingenuity, novelty and audacity of the period's poetry as the political inverse of censorship culture. Considering Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, Milton and Wharton among many others, the book explains how free speech was extended into the growing domain of English letters, and thereby presents a new model of the relationship between early modern poetry and political philosophy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Speaking With The Stars

Speaking With The Stars

(David Mamet “Three uses of the Knife”) TIMe I've been on a calendar but I've never been on time. (Marilyn Monroe) Don't count every hour in ... (Anthony Brand) Comedy is tragedy plus time. (Carol Burnett) While we have 116 Bob Benson ...

Author: Bob Benson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145687750X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 136

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David Saint Hubbands (“This is Spinal Tap”) says it is a fi ne line between stupid and clever. This book is here to help you not cross that line but bridge the wider gap between yawn and smile or knowing nod. Presentations are written for the ear and so should the words we borrow from some of the best, brightest, funniest, and yes even most ordinary. Stars all! There are over 950 quotes you can and will choose to use. You will come back for ‘free refi lls’. These sound so good and so will you!
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cruising World

Cruising World

A Comedy of Errors Our happiest memories, many times, Safe and sound after the storm, Annis Scott, Bill Fleet (captain of \.1_-_\-. ... When asked to define comedy, Burnett replied, ”Comedy is tragedy plus time.

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What Are You Laughing At

What Are You Laughing At

Time can also be the safe distance that allows us to laugh at pain. From the comfortable seat of adulthood we can laugh at the gut-wrenching emotional pain we suffered as children and teenagers. There's another old saying: “Tragedy plus ...

Author: Dan O'Shannon

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441162939

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This book presents a comprehensive guide to all the variables that can come into play when we come into contact with comedy.
Categories: Social Science

The Humor Code

The Humor Code

Time maga- zine declared, “The Age of Irony Comes to an End.” The Onion, as the flagship of everything ironic, seemed to be included in that death knell. ... Mark Twain is fa- mously credited with saying, “Humor is tragedy plus time.

Author: Peter McGraw

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451665413

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist travel the globe to discover the secret behind what makes things funny, questioning countless experts, including Louis C.K., along the way.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Advances in Autoethnography and Narrative Inquiry

Advances in Autoethnography and Narrative Inquiry

Notaro spent the next 30 minutes processing her feelings on stage, desperately squeezing comedy out of her tragedies, not just for the audience but for herself: “It's weird because with humor the equation is tragedy plus time equals ...

Author: Tony E. Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000372830

Category: Psychology

Page: 262

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Advances in Autoethnography and Narrative Inquiry pays homage to two prominent scholars, Arthur Bochner and Carolyn Ellis, for their formative and formidable contributions to autoethnography, personal narrative, and alternative forms of scholarship. Their autoethnographic—and life—project gives us tools for understanding shared humanity and precious diversity; for striving to become ever-more empathic, loving, and ethical; and for living our best creative, relational, and public lives. The collection is organized into two sections: "Foundations" and "Futures." Contributors to "Foundations" explore Carolyn and Art’s scholarship and legacy and/or their singular presence in the author’s life. Contributors to "Futures" offer novel and innovative applications of autoethnographic and narrative inquiry. Throughout, contributors demonstrate how Bochner’s and Ellis’ work has created and shifted the terrain of autoethnographic and narrative research. This collection will be of interest to researchers familiar with Bochner’s and Ellis’ research. It also serves as a resource for graduate students, scholars, and professionals who have an interest in autoethnographic and narrative research. This collection can be used in upper-division undergraduate courses and graduate courses solely about autoethnography and narrative, and as a secondary text for courses about ethnography and qualitative research.
Categories: Psychology

Trauma Memory

Trauma   Memory

Time bends 'Comedy is tragedy plus time,' declares Lester in Crimes and Misdemenors.4 While time exercises structural control over the material in the comic's performance, Allen's character recalls us to the sense in which historical ...

Author: Christine Berberich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000368642

Category: History

Page: 224

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Over the past decades, the memory of the Holocaust has not only become a common cultural consciousness but also a cultural property shared by people all over the world. This collection brings together academics, critics and creative practitioners from the fields of Holocaust Studies, Literature, History, Media Studies, Creative Writing and German Studies to discuss contemporary trends in Holocaust commemoration and representation in literature, film, TV, the entertainment industry and social media. The essays in this trans-disciplinary collection debate how contemporary culture engages with the legacy of the Holocaust now that, 75 years on from the end of the Second World War, the number of actual survivors is dwindling. It engages with ongoing cultural debates in Holocaust Studies that have seen a development from, largely, testimonial presentations of the Holocaust to more fictional narratives both in literature and film. In addition to a number of chapters focusing in particular on literary trends in Holocaust representation, the collection also assesses other forms of cultural production surrounding the Holocaust, ranging from recent official memorialisation in Germany to Holocaust presentation in film, computer games and social media. The collection also highlights the contributions by creative practitioners such as writers and performers who use drama and the traditional art of storytelling in order to keep memories alive and pass them on to new generations. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History.
Categories: History

The Fascination of Film Violence

The Fascination of Film Violence

In one scene the brotherin-law explains the difference between tragedy and comedy by defining comedy as tragedy plus time. He argues that after some time has passed from tragic events, they can be treated in comical fashion.

Author: Henry Bacon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137476449

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 227

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The Fascination of Film Violence is a study of why fictional violence is such an integral part of fiction film. How can something dreadful be a source of art and entertainment? Explanations are sought from the way social and cultural norms and practices have shaped biologically conditioned violence related traits in human behavior.
Categories: Performing Arts