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Comedy in action

Author: Elmer M Blistein
Publisher: Durham, N.C., Duke University Press, 1964.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the nature of comedy and upholds comedy as a valuable, complex art-form.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blistein, Elmer M.
Comedy in action.
Durham, N.C., Duke University Press, 1964
(OCoLC)592031834
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elmer M Blistein
OCLC Number: 1393883
Description: xvi, 146 pages 23 cm
Contents: The drive for respectability: an aspect of the comic character --
The object of scorn: an aspect of the comic antagonist --
Cruelty and comedy (I): "You beat your pate, and fancy wit will come." --
Cruelty and comedy (II): "When you say that, frown!" --
Love, sex, and comedy --
We the people are not amused.
Responsibility: [by] Elmer M. Blistein.

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Explores the nature of comedy and upholds comedy as a valuable, complex art-form.

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