Essays Tagged: "Comedy"

Intensional or Accidental? Similarities of Romeo and Juliet to Much Ado About Nothing

ng and Romeo and Juliet. Was this Intentional or Accidental? Even thoughMuch Ado About Nothing is a comedy, and Romeo and Juliet, is one of hissaddest tragedies, the two plots share many common incide ...

(3 pages) 50 0 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Much Ado About Nothing

st famous of all English writers, has written manyworks. One such work is Much Ado About Nothing, a comedy that includes humor, love,and deceit. Several incidents in the life of the author influenced ... t into Much Ado AboutNothing ('Shakespeare, William').Contrary to love and deceit, Shakespeare uses comedy as the third and finalelement of the play. Comedy is what gives Much Ado About Nothing it's c ...

(3 pages) 171 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Hamlet's Tragic Flaw

language, wrote a total of 37 plays in his lifetime, all of which can be categorized under tragedy, comedy, or history. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Shakespeare's most popular and greatest tragedy, displays ...

(4 pages) 324 0 4.1 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet

Characterization of Shakespere's comedies

of Shakespeare comediesShakespeare wrote many different forms of literary works and one of them is comedy. At the end of his professional life he had written four famous comedies which were later cal ... rimarily love stories but they all included a love plot. His romances all had the happy ending of a comedy, but in a way they hinted on violence (Prentice Hall Literature). His focus and emphasis was ...

(4 pages) 76 0 4.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

'The Truth About Foolishness' in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

ss is an unavoidable part ofeveryday life. He employed many specific examples of foolishness in his comedy play titledTwelfth Night. Each of the characters he created were all foolish in one way or an ... elves or anyone else. Fortunately, only embarrassment or humiliation arethe result. Combinations of comedy, personality and irony are all qualities each character revealsto exhibit the many types of f ...

(4 pages) 136 0 4.2 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" - Joe Penhall 'As a director, explain how you would create comedy for your audience from the serious subject matter presented in this extract.'

As a director, I would try to bring out the comedy in this extract by, firstly, casting two people who have an ability to make people laugh by d ... musing sentence. Also, when she mentions the eleven-plus exam, the audience will laugh at the black comedy of the blatancy of Joe's inability to take these exams.When the couple are talking about Coli ...

(2 pages) 97 1 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde's, explores the role of deceit in the play

pletely fanciful and has no relation to the real world, others maintain that Oscar Wilde's 'trivial comedy for serious people' does make significant comments about social class and the institution of ...

(3 pages) 208 2 4.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Tribulation and Comedy in Kingsley Amis' "Lucky Jim"

Despite misfortunes, comedy possesses the ability to elevate one's mood in distressing or unhappy times. The sweet flavou ... hings he gets into, give Jim a way in which he can deal with the problems in his life. In fact, the comedy makes even the most disturbing moments amusing. This attribute allows Jim to live more conten ...

(9 pages) 45 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A point by point comarison of South Park and a modest proposal

satire implies both Swift and Stone and Parker (the creators of South Park) hide behind a cloak of comedy to voice their grievances toward society. You will also notice the use of sometimes extremely ... lusions; South Park on the other hand being a product of the late twentieth century focuses more on comedy that is much less cerebral and therefore holds the attention of our short attentions spanned ...

(4 pages) 125 1 3.9 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Paradoxes within Shakespeare's ironic drama Twelfth Night.

Paradoxes within Shakespeare's ironic drama Twelfth NightIn Shakespeare's uniquely constructed comedy, Twelfth Night, there are several paradoxes within the characters. Misinterpretations as well ...

(5 pages) 74 0 3.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Thomas Dekker "The Shoemaker's Holiday" Discusses how romatic sub-plots relate to each other.

ROMANCE IN THE SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAYThomas Dekker's citizen comedy The Shoemaker's Holiday introduces two romantic sub-plots, which continually compare and cont ... wo couples, it is the differences that Dekker utilizes to provide social commentary. Dekker employs comedy to address some serious social issues. The Ralph-Jane plot provides interjections of reality ... ive or eat.Romance prevails at the end of this play, but this is a necessary element for a romantic comedy. Rose and Lacy have a predictable storybook ending with the King not only pardoning Lacy but ...

(7 pages) 63 0 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

1.The Merchant of Venice as a Tragicomedy. 2. The justification of Shylock's actions in 'The Merchant of Venice'. 3.The contrast between Belmont and Venice in 'The Merchant of Venice'

** Consider the play as a tragicomedy Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' is a comedy with a difference. It was written almost ... fference. It was written almost certainly between 1596 & 1598. The play is classed as one of the 16 comedy plays but it is also a 'problem' play due to the tragic elements woven throughout the intrica ... nd tragedy are included. In terms of dramatic structure, "The Merchant of Venice" is undoubtedly a comedy. It follows the typical upward trajectory of comedy (beginning complication to ending resolut ...

(9 pages) 148 0 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"The Importance of Being Earnest." by Oscar Wilde.

e, beyond any reasonable doubt, makes noteworthy comments about the Victorian era. In this "trivial comedy for serious people," Wilde makes some very interesting comments about everyday interaction du ...

(2 pages) 139 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The winters tale" by Shakespeare.

ction of tragedy, whilst in the preface to the 1609 quarto it was referred to as 'witty as the best comedy in Terence or Plautus'. One reason for this mixing of genre has been explained as a way of mi ...

(6 pages) 62 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

"Oedipus Wrecks", a Successful Appropriation of the Greek Tragedy?

it's tragic hero "Oedipus Rex." This humourus pun communicates to the responder that the movie is a comedy, and creates awareness that the film is an appropriation of the play.As is so in the play, th ...

(3 pages) 41 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Taming of the Shrew.

ge. In fact, whether there was a marriage at the end or not alone determined whether the play was a comedy. In each of the three comedies written by Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado about No ... r to achieve a "happy ending", as all comedies of Shakespeare's time had to have to be considered a comedy, Katharine had to conform to the ways of society and obey her husband. Although in our time, ...

(8 pages) 83 0 4.4 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

American Music Theatre from Kern to Sondheim

i and Puccini lead to a reaction in Europe where composers such as Offenbach began to write lighter comedy operas. In England during the late 19th century, Gilbert and Sullivan developed the form in t ... in America at the time was Vaudeville, theatrical entertainment with combinations of songs, dances, comedy and acrobatics. This was strongly influenced by the style of Gilbert and Sullivan, and many G ...

(8 pages) 118 1 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

Ferris Bueller?s Day OffIn short: Ferris Bueller?s day off is the best comedy movie ever made. It was cleverly written and brilliantly acted. No one can refuse to go along ... teachers, principals and, yes of course: jealous siblings. It has everything a movie could ask for, comedy, a great soundtrack, superb actors, and dramatic scenes. If you have not scene it already, yo ...

(2 pages) 40 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Shakspear's "A midsummer Night's Dream".

Contrasts can be found in almost every aspect of Shakespeare's light-hearted comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The famous play, relies heavily on contrast, which possibly is th ... the nobles and other groups. This allowed for stark and obvious contrast, while also elevating the comedy of the play. This effect is most effectively exploited during the period of confusion that re ...

(4 pages) 120 0 3.8 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream

Arts and Culture: Drama Critique Svetlana in Slingbacks.

s, was written by Valentina Levkowiez amies to be something that is can not be. On one hand it is a comedy about an unusual family, alien in its new surroundings, on the other it has the ability to be ... not unenjoyable thought I could have been better had it decided whether or not it was going to be a comedy or a drama. It just did not reach either standard and resulted in the play being hard to watc ...

(2 pages) 31 0 3.4 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts