background information on the Sentimental Comedy
... kind of reaction against what was regarded as immorality and licence in the latter. […]
Sentimental comedy was rather anaemic by comparison and is seldom produced now. It arose
because a rising middle class enjoyed this kind of drama, in which, as Goldsmith put it, ‘the
virtues of private life are e ...
The Merchant of Venice - Analysis1
... involves the bond of flesh and the caskets, the subplot tells the story of
Jessica and Lorenzo
In simple terms this means that the play ends happily for the main
characters. The romantic comedy was usually based on a series of mixups or confusion about the identity of particular characters, o ...
types of comedy
... Dramatic irony: Discrepancy between what the reader or audience knows and what a character knows
Knaves & Fools: In comedy there are no villains and no innocent victims. Instead, there are rogues (knaves) and
suckers (fools). The knave exploits someone “asking for it”. When these two interact, com ...
... > may be other character on
–ex > the Prince of Verona
commanding the Capulets and
Montagues to cease feuding
–Humorous use of a word with
two meanings; sometimes
missed by the reader because
of Elizabethan language and
“The Bully” by James Reaney
... a) Indirect – what the narrator says (physical appearance)
i) what other characters say
ii) through the character’s dialogue
iii) through the character’s actions or behaviour
iv) through the character’s thoughts/attitude
5. Identify the conflicts that advance the plot and explain how each ...
The Tragic Hero
... chorus enters, singing and dancing with additional scenes that alternate
between spoken sections (episodes) and sung sections (choral odes):
Prologue: Spoken by one or two characters before chorus appears, usually
giving mythological background. ( Shakespearean plays)
Parodos: This is the song sung ...
What Is Drama?
... away with the child-diplomatist.
MABEL CHILTERN. You might have
followed us. Pursuit would have been
only polite. I don't think I like you at all
... A melodrama, in the broadest sense, is a serious drama that can be distinguished from tragedy
by the fact that it is open to having a happy ending. In practice it is a rather pejorative term. In
melodrama there is constructed a world of heightened emotion, stock characters and a hero who
rights the ...
How much of a comedy is `La finta` for a modern
... in his characters as real human-beings with real feelings. It’s not always easy
to dismiss them as silly, comical creations. That can be a problem, as some of the
characters may have had experiences that are far from funny, especially in the eyes of a
CHECKLIST: Analyzing Fiction
... The country? The city? What does the set look like? What props are used or present?
Can you describe the atmosphere? What time of day is it? What is the lighting? What are
the dominant colors? What is the weather like? Who is present? How are they dressed?
Does the setting support and emphasize ...
“Shakespeare leaves us all satisfied at the end of his plays.” Discuss
... as indeed neither Portia nor Rosalind could in their original state. Again, this means that while we
certainly root for these characters, we also are expected to – and while in this later time we may do
so less, we still do - desire that the incongruity be resolved. We “implicitly yearn for the natu ...
Taming of the Shrew - hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca
... farce is a type of comedy in which ridiculous and often stereotyped characters are involved in farfetched,
silly situations. The humor arises from crude physical action, slapstick, and clowning. Comedy is a type of
drama that ends happily because the protagonist, usually and ordinary person, overcom ...
The Basic Elements of Theatre
... domain of the playwright in theatre. The playwright’s script is the text by which theatre is created. It
can be simplistic, as in the 16thcentury, with the scenarios used by the acting troupes of the Commedia
dell’ arte, or it can be elaborate, such as the works of William Shakespeare. The script, s ...
Drama - Shrani.si
... If we start with tragedy we can divide it into two subgenres. First up is classical tragedy and
the second modern tragedy. The classic tragedy dates back to ancient Greece where it all
began. The word tragedy comes from Greece itself. And it literally means »goat song«( tragos
= "goat" and aeidein = ...
... “Upstate New York comedy is very tough. It isn’t New York City,” he says. “It’s a lot of
comedians striving to get to a better place but there isn’t anywhere that will give you a chance.”
Taking both the entrepreneurial and creative routes of comedy, he would go straight to club and
bar owners and a ...
... simple, objective recording of reality but the
rearrangement of it.
• ‘Virtual reality, O.K. You know what virtual
means? O.K., it is like really real. So virtual
reality is practically, totally real. But not. -Jennifer Jason Leigh as Lois Kaiser in Robert
Altman’s Short Cuts
Tolentino Arianna Tolentino December 11, 2013 Foundations of
... Who doesn’t love comedy? Comedy takes you into a situation where you can
either relate to it or not; either way it will still be funny. Comedy is a kind of “dramatic”
work that is light and often humorous or satirical in tone. It also usually contains a
happy resolution of the thematic conflict. The ...
Drawn Together is an American adult animated sitcom which ran on Comedy Central from October 27, 2004 to November 14, 2007. The series was created by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, and uses a sitcom format with a TV reality show setting.Like that of MTV's The Challenge and VH1's The Surreal Life, the show's eight characters are a combination of personalities that were recognizable and familiar prior to the series. Differently, however, Drawn Together used caricatures of established cartoon characters and stock characters. In addition, their character traits parody personality types that are typically seen in reality TV shows.Comedy Central advertised it as the first animated reality show, and in some episodes, characters participate in challenges that are similar to reality TV challenges, although the premise is largely dropped in later seasons.After three seasons, the show was cancelled. Subsequently, The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! was released on April 20, 2010.