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    talked about and compared are comedy and tragedy. Comedy and tragedy shed light on differences in theatrical storytelling through their contrasting styles and methods of presenting pieces of theatre. If genres of theatre were put on a spectrum, comedy would fall on one end while tragedy would on the opposite. Comedy and tragedy are widely different. They follow various contrasting dramatic constructs invoking the thoughts and emotions pertaining to their genre. A comedy is a piece of theatre that evokes

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    Comedy Vs Comedy

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    More specifically, comedies that are presented to mass audiences on television systems can affect our perception of what we find humorous, and what is each individual’s ideal sense of humor. Comedy has been an important part of society for many years, with jokes dating back centuries to long dead civilizations. In a more modern era, however, comedy has taken storm to the television systems that were readily becoming more popular in the common homestead, with more and more comedy-based shows being

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    Comedy Vs Comedy

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    There are generally considered two types of theatre, the drama and the comedy. While my family may be full of those whose preference is that of the comedy, I am one who particularly looks down upon the comedy and tends to favor productions of a more dramatic and serious tone. Therefore, being required to watch a comedy is something that is outside of my comfort zone. I have seen stand up shows in the past so I was expecting the show to involve a similar formula. The comedian would come onto the

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    ‘A Comedy of Errors’ is a traditional play by William Shakespeare. In 2009, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘As Told by An Idiot’ performed to a primary school a comedic, imaginative version of this play. It included many techniques which make it an example of a combined arts piece. It is also made more comedic to appeal to the younger audiences. The performance included actors, a band and dancers. The actors of the show became the band when they were not on stage. It also allows the audience to

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    The Comedy of Tragedy If you are a fan of any kind of comedy, most likely you’ve heard someone make a joke about something that doesn’t quite sit right with you. Is this person a bigoted oppressor who gets off on laughing at the misfortune of others? Most likely not. More often than not this person is just trying to do their job as a comedian, making light of everyday situations. While we may not necessarily agree with the way they view things or find their outlook offensive, it is important to

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    History of Motion Pictures,” n.d.). Not until the 1900s did film directors begin telling stories with their works. Of those works came the most classic form of its genre: Physical Comedy. Since the implementation of sound had not been established until 1927 (“The History of Motion Pictures,” n.d.), physical/visual forms of comedy were all that could be used. In this paper, we will analyze the use of the visual comedic style through time, as well as its gradual decline in contemporary cinema. “It is a

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    Old Comedy vs. New Comedy

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    Comedies were performed in the Great Dionysia just like tragedies; also comedies were entered in contests in other festival, known as the Lesser Dionysia, and it was celebrated in the winter. Comedies combined poetry with coarse language. For example they featured buffoonery, slapstick, obscenity, and horseplay. The comedy actors dressed in weird costumes that had paddled bellies or rumps for outrageous effects. “The comic playwrights made their own plots and they focused on important matters

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    To some people, comedy is a form of entertainment full of funny stories and events that can make them laugh. People from different races, countries, religions, and ages may attend different types of comedic events. Some people like standup comedy which is a comic performing in front of an audience. This style of comedy is a way for the comic and audience to interact with each other and have a good time. However, in some cases instead of the audience having an enjoyable time, some audience members

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    Unscripted Comedies

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    Unscripted Comedies The humor from unscripted comedies trumps all other humorous situations, and being able to watch these events unfold from the perspective of a hidden camera is even more hilarious. During the span of comedic, improvised television shows it is not known what is going to happen, compared to skits or movies which are completely scripted, the hidden camera effect on some of today’s T.V. comedies can help to capture some of the funniest moments life has to offer. The television show

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    Definition Of Comedy

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    Comedy exists in difference. Therefore, comedy must exist on a plane where there is a standard - something that can be considered normal, the concept of a default. Once you’ve set the standard for what is normal, anything that can be considered abnormal can be a source of comedy. Simple enough. But the question of what is normal has extreme situational, personal, and geographic implications. In talking about comedy and race the implications are simple. There is a clear default in a world oversaturated

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