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The Routledge comedy studies reader

Author: Ian Angus Wilkie
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2019.
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The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader is a selection of the most outstanding critical analysis featured in the journal Comedy Studies in the decade since its inception in 2010. The Reader illustrates the multiple perspectives that are available when analysing comedy. Wilkie's selections present an array of critical approaches from interdisciplinary scholars, all of whom evaluatecomedy from different angles and adopt a
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Angus Wilkie
ISBN: 9780429615580 0429615582 9780429057526 0429057520 9780429613166 0429613164 9780429614378 0429614373
OCLC Number: 1122916261
Notes: A phenomenological methodology
Description: 1 online resource (443 pages)
Contents: SuperiorityConclusion; References; Contributors; 4. The science of baby laughter (4:2); What can we learn from laughing babies?; Infant laughter in the study of humour; Infant laughter in developmental psychology; 'The Baby Laughter' project; Conclusion; Notes; References; Contributors; PART II: Old comedy: Taproots and tropes; 5. The time-travelling miser: Translation and transformation in European comedy (2:1); Introduction; The miser in action; The alternate ending; Comedy, translation and its sources; Notes; References; Contributor 6. Conflict and slapstick in Commedia dell'Arte --
The double act of Pantalone and Arlecchino (4:1)Definitions; Slapstick and Commedia dell'Arte; The importance of a central double act; The purpose of slapstick; Conclusion; References; Contributor; 7. Clowns do ethnography: an experiment in long-distance comic failure (5:1); 1 Introduction: ineptitude and clown ethnography; 2 Clowns as idiots: flouting the etiquette of online interaction; 3 Clowns as eccentrics: technology and internet irreverence; 4 Clowns as rabble-rousers: carnivals and shopping centres 5 Clowns as tricksters: enchantments and disenchantmentsNotes; References; Contributors; PART III: Class, gender, race: Reading comedy's issues; 8. 'To what base uses we may return, Horatio!' --
Hamlet, Comedy and Class Struggle (4:2); Introduction; Comedy and Materialism; Dionysus, Harpo Marx and Yorick; References; Contributor; 9. No other excuse: Race, class and gender in British Music Hall comedic performance 1914-1949 (3:1); Introduction; The elusive audience; Class; Gender; Race; Further research; References; Contributors; 10. 'Women Like Us?' (3:2); The shock of the (not so) new The shock of the oldA question of class; Nan, Emily and Sally Simkin; The history of comedy, the comedy of forgotten histories; Notes; References; Contributor; PART IV: Doing comedy: Giving, receiving, causes and effects; 11. Pretty funny: Manifesting a normatively sexy female comic body (4:2); The unfunniness of women; The unfunniness of sexiness; Mind the gap; Pretty funny; Notes; References; Contributor; 12. No greater foe? Rethinking emotion and humour, with particular attention to the relationship between audience members and stand-up comedians (5:1); Introduction
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The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader is a selection of the most outstanding critical analysis featured in the journal Comedy Studies in the decade since its inception in 2010. The Reader illustrates the multiple perspectives that are available when analysing comedy. Wilkie's selections present an array of critical approaches from interdisciplinary scholars, all of whom evaluatecomedy from different angles and adopt a range of writing styles to explore the phenomenon. Divided into eight unique parts, the Reader offers both breadth and depth with its wide range of interdisciplinary articles and international perspectives. Of interest to students, scholars, and lovers of comedy alike, The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader offers a contemporary sample of general analyses of comedy as a mode, form, and genre.

"The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader is a selection of the most outstanding critical analysis featured in the journal Comedy Studies in the decade since its inception in 2010. The Reader illustrates the multiple perspectives that are available when analysing comedy. Wilkie's selections present an array of critical approaches from interdisciplinary scholars, all of whom evaluate the comedy from different angles and adopt a range of writing styles to explore the phenomenon. Divided into eight unique sections, the Reader offers both breadth and depth with its wide range of interdisciplinary articles and international perspectives. Of interest to students, scholars, and lovers of comedy alike, The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader offers a contemporary sample of general analyses of comedy as a mode, form, and genre"--

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