William Shakespeare 's A Midsummer Night 's Dream

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“Lord, what fools these mortals be!”“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” “A tragedy is a tragedy, and at the bottom, all tragedies are stupid. Give me a choice and I 'll take A Midsummer Night 's Dream over Hamlet every time. Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down, but it takes a genius to make people laugh.” The combination of William Shakespeare, Horace Walpole,and Steven King run together to speak on the topic of comedies. We as human beings, being social creatures, have a need to laugh. We find many things humours, and there are many types of comedies, as well as uses for the comedies we make. There are many different forms of comedy from many different time periods which all fall within three overarching sections; verbal, physical, and literary.
The first of these, literary, takes different forms over time. The majority can be described as Graeco-Roman, Shakespearean, and new age satire. Each of these categories could continue to expand with the different stylistic elements of each, but we will explore the major points of each. The Greeks and the Romans were the first to discover many of the things we use day to day, including the begins of comedies.
The Graeco-Roman style comedies took two major forms of comedy. “That comedy sprang up and took shape in connection with Dionysiac and Phallic ritual has never been doubted,”(Arnold,
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