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15:18 Shut the phone off when you at the theatre. COMEDY doesn’t means funny (necessarily) TRAGEDY doesn’t means sad (necessarily) Aristotle: the tragic impulse The tragic impulse is what we want to impulse Tragedy: presents men as higher than they are. best Comedy: portrays men as lower or worse than they are. Basic Old comedy greek Plots not derived from myth and legend Contemporary life Slapstick action: physical  comedy Scatological and sexual jokes: Greek premier  Political satire Language: dirty Aristophanes – 5 th  c. bce Wrote great political humor Hated everyone Also attacked tragic writers of the time 11 of 40 plays survive intact, many fragments Satire: makes fun of specific real human being Ridicules its subjects Parody: previous existing artistic form Ironic humor Often a means for provoking or preventing change Exaggerates real-life situation to examine its faults
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