DRAM 155 _ Test1 _ comedy

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

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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.
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course DRAM 115 taught by Professor Adamdavidson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online