Farce - Farce Monday 12:03 PM Farce Broad exaggerated style...

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Farce Monday, March 14, 2011 12:03 PM Farce Broad exaggerated style Most extreme comedy Anarchic, aggressive, subversive Maximizes sense of comedic distance and objectivity Indulges fantasies and drives - wanting to feel superior Relieves anxieties and social perspectives No necessary harmony or renewal FILM CLIPS: The Court Jester (1956) I Love Lucy - public humiliations makes its funnier "Vitameatavegamin" (1952) SNL Chris Farley, motivational speaker "Matt Foley" (1993) "The essence of farce is worry" -Sir Peter Hall "The mechanical encrusted upon the living" - Henri Bergson, Laughter (1900) The Importance of Being Earnest Propriety Industry Seriousness Status: Class [Aristocracy] Pleasure Fun Frivolity Status: Accomplishments [Meritocracy] Vocab Farce Comedy of Manners - The comedy of manners is a genre of play/television/film which satirizes the manners and affectations of a social class Well-Made Play Inversion - inverting conventional ideas about what makes a person valuable or
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