Comedy And The Politics Of Representation

Author by : Helen Davies
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This edited collection explores the representations of identity in comedy and interrogates the ways in which “humorous” constructions of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, class and disability raise serious issues about privilege, agency and oppression in popular culture. Should there be limits to free speech when humour is aimed at marginalised social groups? What are the limits of free speech when comedy pokes fun at those who hold social power? Can taboo joking be used towards politically progressive ends? Can stereotypes be mocked through their re-invocation? Comedy and the Politics of Representation: Mocking the Weak breaks new theoretical ground by demonstrating how the way people are represented mediates the triadic relationship set up in comedy between teller, audience and butt of the joke. By bringing together a selection of essays from international scholars, this study unpacks and examines the dynamic role that humour plays in making and remaking identity and power relations in culture and society.


Film Comedy

Author by : Geoff King
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wallflower Press
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Description : Comedy is one of the most popular forms in film. But what exactly is film comedy and what might be the basis of its widespread appeal? This book takes a multi-perspective approach to answering these questions.


A Companion To Film Comedy

Author by : Andrew Horton
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : A wide-ranging survey of the subject that celebrates the variety and complexity of film comedy from the ‘silent’ days to the present, this authoritative guide offers an international perspective on the popular genre that explores all facets of its formative social, cultural and political context A wide-ranging collection of 24 essays exploring film comedy from the silent era to the present International in scope, the collection embraces not just American cinema, including Native American and African American, but also comic films from Europe, the Middle East, and Korea Essays explore sub-genres, performers, and cultural perspectives such as gender, politics, and history in addition to individual works Engages with different strands of comedy including slapstick, romantic, satirical and ironic Features original entries from a diverse group of multidisciplinary international contributors


Watching Race

Author by : Herman Gray
Languange : en
Publisher by : U of Minnesota Press
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Description : "With a new introduction, Herman Gray's classic investigation of television and race shows how the meaning of blackness on-screen has changed over the years by examining the portrayal of blacks on series such as The Jack Benny Show and Amos 'n' Andy, continuing through The Cosby Show and In Living Color."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Comedy Of The Minor By Samuel Foote Esq Adapted For Theatrical Representation As Performed At The Theatres Royal Covent Garden And Drury Lane With The Life Of The Author And A Critique By R Cumberland Esq

Author by : Samuel Foote
Languange : en
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The Rivals A Comedy Adapted For Theatrical Representation Roach S Ed

Author by : Richard Brinsley B. Sheridan
Languange : en
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Know Your Own Mind A Comedy Adapted For Theatrical Representation Roach S Ed

Author by : Arthur Murphy
Languange : en
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Comedy Of The Brothers By Richard Cumberland Esq Adapted For Theatrical Representation As Performed At The Theatres Royal Covent Garden And Drury Lane With Remarks By The Author

Author by : Richard Cumberland
Languange : en
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Total Read : 57
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Comedy Of The Suspicious Husband By Dr Hoadly Adapted For Theatrical Representation As Performed At The Theatres Royal Covent Garden And Drury Lane With The Life Of The Author And A Critique By R Cumberland Esq

Author by : Benjamin Hoadly
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 45
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Comedy Of The Mistake By Sir John Vanbrugh Adapted For Theatrical Representation As Performed At The Theatre Royal Covent Garden With A Critique By R Cumberland Esq

Author by : John Vanbrugh
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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