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For the sake of sanity : doing things with humour in Irish performance

Author: Eric Weitz, (Drama professor)
Publisher: Dublin : Carysfor Press, 2014. ©2014
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Humour claims no ideological affiliation - its workings merit inspection in any and every individual case, in light of the who, what, where and when of a joke, including the manner of performance, the socio-cultural context, the dynamic amongst participants, and who knows how many other factors particular to the instance. There as many insights to be gained from the deployment of humour in performance as people to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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For the sake of sanity.
Dublin, Ireland : Carysfort Press, 2014
(DLC) 2014472124
(OCoLC)904998312
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Weitz, (Drama professor)
ISBN: 9781909325692 1909325694
OCLC Number: 948286055
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 233 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Masks of Hugh Leonard: Da as an Irish Comedy --
3. Dead Funny: Mortality and comic comeuppance in Tom Mac Intyre's Only an Apple --
4. 'Flann O'Brien's Dublin drift': The comedy of literary disorientation in Blue Raincoat Theatre Company's, At Swim Two Birds --
5. The Joyful Mysteries of Comedy --
6. The Dublin Dame: From Biddy Mulligan to Mrs Brown --
7. 'Still getting above our stations': Slagging as national pastime and the cultural body in the comedy of Samuel Beckett and Marina Carr --
8. 'The problem with laughter': The clown as double agent in Barabbas' City of Clowns' --
9. 'Talk about laugh': Why is the Irish personality renowned for being so funny but Irish comedy on television somewhat less so? --
10. 'Synge and "Protestant Comedy"' --
11. The Glass Ceiling and the Gag: Fifth Wave Feminism & Ireland's National Theatre, 2010-2014 --
12. The Savage Eye Sees Far: 'Militant Irony' and the Jacobean Corrective in Contemporary Irish Satire --
13. Playwrights, Screenplays, Criminality, Gangland and the Tragicomic Imperatives in I Went Down and Intermission --
14. Along the thin line: Dublin comedy in recent Fishamble plays --
15. Stand-up comedy in a multicultural setting: Between raw nerve and a funny bone --
16. The inmates take the mic: Irish comedians on stand-up comedy.
Responsibility: edited by Eric Weitz.

Abstract:

Humour claims no ideological affiliation - its workings merit inspection in any and every individual case, in light of the who, what, where and when of a joke, including the manner of performance, the socio-cultural context, the dynamic amongst participants, and who knows how many other factors particular to the instance. There as many insights to be gained from the deployment of humour in performance as people to think about it - so herein lie a healthy handful of responses from a variety of perspectives. With a general emphasis on theatre, the collection also includes essays on film, television and stand-up comedy for those insights into practice, society and culture revealed uniquely through instances of humour in performance.

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