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Unformatted text preview: Lacey Baker Professor Holtcamp Theatre 200 16 October 2007 Noises Off! Essay Exam Farces are known far and wide for being relatively slapstick, comprised of extravagant and grandiose elements that normally leave the audience rolling in their high- backed, slightly uncomfortable theatre seats. This play is an exceptional example of the ever-popular, classic bedroom farce. Some of the constituents that create the wonderful concept of the farce will be described in the following paragraphs, such as character misunderstandings, multiple characters, levels, wacky props, farfetched situations, transgressions, and the obvious slamming of doors. To begin, a farce is largely made up of a series of misconceptions. For example, in one scene, the characters request plates of sardines from the maid. She brings them for one set of couples (who dont realize that the other is present), but the second couple takes it. This goes on and escalates into a ridiculous argument. A misconception in a play, takes it....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course SPAN 301 taught by Professor Deoliveira during the Spring '07 term at South Carolina.
- Spring '07