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Unformatted text preview: Farce:-broad exaggerated style- primal inhibition and vulnerability -most extreme form of comedy- the more they fail the more funny it becomes to the audience, trying to master inhibition, bleaker view of the universe, no centrality or self-control of human beings, more prone to failure rather than success-anarchic (challenge the status quo), aggressive (down and dirty), subversive -indulges fantasies and drives, series of upsets and disappointments -undermines conventional values, defined by lack of success, contradiction between intention and being incased in matter in a human form (funny when someone trips on a brick because it’s outside normal action) “The mechanical encrusted upon the living.” – Henri Bergson, Laughter (1900) Saturday Night Live Matt Foley...
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2010 for the course DRAMA 115 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08