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The Death of Comedy By Erich Segal,

  • Title: The Death of Comedy
  • Author: Erich Segal
  • ISBN: 9780674006430
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a grand tour of comic theatre over the centuries, Erich Segal traces the evolution of the classical form from its early origins in a misogynistic quip by the sixth century BC Susarion, through countless weddings and happy endings, to the exasperated monosyllables of Samuel Beckett The book illustrates comedy s glorious life cycle from its first breath to its death in tIn a grand tour of comic theatre over the centuries, Erich Segal traces the evolution of the classical form from its early origins in a misogynistic quip by the sixth century BC Susarion, through countless weddings and happy endings, to the exasperated monosyllables of Samuel Beckett The book illustrates comedy s glorious life cycle from its first breath to its death in the Theater of the Absurd.
    The Death of Comedy In a grand tour of comic theatre over the centuries Erich Segal traces the evolution of the classical form from its early origins in a misogynistic quip by the sixth century BC Susarion through coun

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    1. Erich Segal s study of Western comic drama manages to seem both broad and narrow Broad in that it investigates the origins of the word comedy itself as well as the origin of the form in ancient Greek fertility rituals and traces its development from Aristophanes into the 20th century Narrow in that, by sticking to a traditional notion of comedy as dramatizing the triumph of instinct over intellect and as almost always concluding in a celebration and or a wedding k mos and gamos, in Greek , Segal [...]

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