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Unformatted text preview: Not sophisticated – intentionally o Grounded in human limitation, embarrassment, social awkwardness o Indulges fantasies and drives o Undermines conventional values Like being on a continual South Park o Relieves anxieties and social pressures o “The essence of farce is worry” – Sir Peter Hall o “The mechanical encrusted upon the living.” – Henri Bergson, Laughter o No Necessary Harmony or Renewal o Examples The Court Jester (1956) I Love Lucy “Vitameatavegamin” (1952) Saturday Night Live “Matt Foley: Motivational Speaker” (1993)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course DRAM 115 taught by Professor Adamdavidson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08