Notes: Comedy

Notes: Comedy - MEN Ares(Mars politics war ster ility...

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Unformatted text preview: MEN : Ares (Mars) politics war ster ility separation br utality folly DRAMA 9/5—9/10 NOTES -- Comedy komoidia = “song of the revelers” satyr play = short comic play to round out 3 tragic works at festival normative comedy = allows us to find humor, pokes gentle fun but not oriented toward any great change (ex: Everybody Loves Raymond) anarchic comedy = threatens what we believe in, aims to change our minds (ex: South Park) champ = Ferris Bueller(in control) / chump = Mr. Bean(butt of the jokes) **exaggeration in comedy allows us to laugh at the characters, whereas tragedy encourages us to empathize with them **stakes aren’t as high as tragedy **both affirm order/balance achieved at the end Keys to Comedy 1) Objectivity —maximizes sense of distance for audience to find humor; minimizes emotional identification 2) Surprise —unexpected elements 3) Exposure /Deflation —reinforces what humans share and displaces hierarchy; inclusive 4) Body & Primal Drives —food, sex, money 5)...
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