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DRAM 155 _ Test1 _ comedy

DRAM 155 _ Test1 _ comedy - Diary of a Mad Black...

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Comedy January 24, 2011 Genre= “kinda” or “type” Comedy from Greek KOMOIDIA = “song of the revelers” Getting to know ourselves The celebratory nature of comedy The comedy becomes more formalized and enforces collective and personal identity. Waiting to Exhale (drama) Black woman has been left by her husband She is cussing and throws all her husbands things into a car -> proceeds to buy the things and the car. She was extreme about her betrayal. Audience experiences pity and fear. While theatrical is different, human condition of emotions is the same.
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Unformatted text preview: Diary of a Mad Black Women (comedy) • Woman abandoned by male • Madea, the grandmother, is a guy in drag Kable’s Krucial Keys to Komedy • Objectivity o “Comedy is tragedy plus time” o Objective viewpoint of characters • Surprise o Outlandishness/unpredictability is a source of humor • Exposure/deflation o Comedy is a big leveler about what binds us together o Shared nature of human experience o Comedy collapses false hierarchies Ex. Ferris Bueller’s day off...
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  • Spring '08
  • AdamDavidson
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ferris Bueller, Mad Black Women, Audience experiences pity, false hierarchies Ex

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