Lecture 15

Lecture 15 - o “The essence of farce is worry” –Sir...

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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)
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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...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course DRAMA 115 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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