Lecture 15

Lecture 15 - o “The essence of farce is worry” –Sir Peter Hall o Disrupts the idea of logic and order • Features of Farce o Broad

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Lecture 15 Farce – “to force” of “to stuff” originally performed during intermissions then later evolved into a genre o Most primal form of comedy, broad, exaggerated comic style based on jokes, gags, and horseplay o Carries the idea of Murphy’s law o Example – Charles Chaplin: Modern Times (1936), The Court Jester (1956), I Love Lucy “Vitameatavegamin” (1952), SNL – “Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker” (1993)
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: o “The essence of farce is worry” –Sir Peter Hall o Disrupts the idea of logic and order • Features of Farce o Broad exaggerated style o Most extreme comic form o Anarchic, aggressive, subversive Does not find structure in balance, life is chaos and disorder o Indulges fantasies and drives o Relieves anxieties and social pressures o Undermines conventional values o No necessary harmony or renewal...
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course DRAM 115 at UNC.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online