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Unformatted text preview: Drama: MAJOR literary form That presents characters directly to the audience, usually without the intermediary of a narrates . most are. written to be performed by live actors who speak dialogue and move in accordance w/ stage directions written by the PLAYWRIGHT (maker of play . . closet drama : intended to be read rather than performed. . broad categories of comedy and tragedy encompass Subgenres such as romantic comedy and aassical tradegy Ld es . tragicomedy combines both major categunes . can be categorized a in movements that share certain stylistic conventions and philosophical viewpoints (theater of the absurd ) or classifed by historical, pericals candlent Greek prama ) every performance represents a series of choices , by the directors and actors, about a lot of faours Cex : diff C representations of shakespeare's plays ) Comedy : The tone is mostly light , main effects are to engage and amuse the audience , situations + characters tend to be drawn fromn ordinary life , resolution is happy . high comedy : depends primarily on verbal wit and 3 appeals to tastes of a cultivated audience , . low comedy' FARCE is the primary type, characterized by physical humor ; fast- paced action ridiculous caricatures ; crass verbal humor . farce component of subtler comedies that depend primarily on verbal wit for their effects ( ex : Taming of the Shrew ) . ROMANTIC COMEDY : center on love affair between beautiful / sourcefull maiden, often in male disguise , and a worthy suitur, who has to overcome obstacles our resolution . comedy of manners depicts young lovers in a tone that tends to be more sophisticated , sometimes cynical, and outlook more worldh L cast Includes STOCK CHARACTERS: cheras perfering gad , servant, rival suitor OF deuter irinyi...
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