Comedy: A Critical Introduction

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Herewith an original approach to the study of comedy. While assimilating theoretical insights from Aristotle to the present day, it contests, inter alia, the theory of comedy's ritual origin; challenges the age-old and continuing attempts to determine the structure of action that characterises comedy; and suggests instead that structures of action are shared by all genres, and that it is the specific mood that accounts for their differences. Mood is a prism through which a playwright wishes the spectator to perceive a ...

Comedy: A Critical Introduction 2011, Sussex Academic Press, Brighton

ISBN-13: 9781845194789

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Comedy: A Critical Introduction 2011, Sussex Academic Press, Brighton

ISBN-13: 9781845194772

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