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Funny Business: An Introduction to Comedy with Royalty-Free Plays and Sketches

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Funny Business: An Introduction to Comedy with Royalty-Free Plays and Sketches - Cassady, Marsh, Ph.D.
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For big laughs, comedy relies on exaggeration, incongruity, automatism, character inconsistency, surprise, and derision. Finally, here's a book that defines and demonstrates each of these devices with twenty-two short sketches and one-act plays. This unique overview of high and low comedy defines all comedy genres: absurdism, tragicomedy, farce, and melodrama. A discussion precedes each type of comedy illustrated, explaining the comic devices used. The reader will find many insights along the way about how to write and ...

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Funny Business: An Introduction to Comedy with Royalty-Free Plays and Sketches 1997, Meriwether

ISBN-13: 9781566080378

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