Comedy - Lysistrata

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Comedy - Lysistrata Monday, January 24, 2011 12:42 PM Kable's Krucial Keys to Komedy 1. Objectivity - tragedy tried to pull us in to sympathize with characters, comedy doesn't make you as close 1. Surprise - i.e. Madea pulling out the chainsaw 1. Exposure / Deflation "Comedy is not pretty" - Steve Martin "Tragedy is a close up; Comedy is a long shot" - Buster Keaton -- The closer you get, the less funny it is because you sympathize "This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those who feel." -- Horace Walpole "Tragedy is if I cut my finger, comedy is if you fall in an open sewer and die" -Mel Brooks Film Clip: Sex and the City Trying to make light of a depressing situation Gods Ares (Mars) - men are from mars Aphrodite (Venus) - women are from Venus Eros (Cupid) Athena - daughter of Zeus, born from his head (headache), female wisdom, protectress Comedy Old Comedy - only plays that survived in this form, has something for everyone. it has political orientation, written for performance at a big public festival
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