Download E-books Popular Film and Television Comedy (Popular Fictions Series) PDF

Steve Neale and Frank Krutnik take as their place to begin the outstanding variety of comedy's kinds and modes - feature-length narratives, sketches and shorts, sit-com and diversity, slapstick and romance. referring to this variety to the diversity of comedy's easy conventions - from satisfied endings to the presence of gags and the involvement of humour and laughter - they search either to give an explanation for the character of those varieties and conventions and to narrate them to their institutional contexts. They suggest that each one types and modes of the comedian contain deviations from aesthetic and cultural conventions and norms, and, to illustrate this, they talk about quite a lot of programmes and flicks, from Blackadder to Bringing up Baby, from City Limits to Blind Date, from the Roadrunner cartoons to Bless this House and The Ronnies. Comedies checked out specifically aspect comprise: the vintage slapstick movies of Keaton, Lloyd, and Chaplin; Hollywood's 'screwball' comedies of the Nineteen Thirties and Nineteen Forties; Monty Python, Hancock, and Steptoe and Son. The authors additionally relate their dialogue to radio comedy.

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Download E-books Shakespeare, the Queen's Men, and the Elizabethan Performance of History PDF

By Brian Walsh

The Elizabethan background play used to be probably the most known dramatic genres of the 1590s, and so was once an immense contribution to Elizabethan old tradition. The style has been good served via serious experiences that emphasize politics and beliefs; despite the fact that, there was much less curiosity within the approach background is interrogated as an concept in those performs. Drawing in period-sensitive methods at the box of up to date functionality idea, this e-book appears to be like on the Shakespearean heritage play from a clean attitude, by means of first examining the foundational paintings of the Queen's males, the taking part in corporation that invented the preferred heritage play. via leading edge readings in their performs together with The well-known Victories of Henry V prior to relocating directly to Shakespeare's 1 Henry VI, Richard III, and Henry V, this ebook investigates how the Queen's Men's self-consciousness approximately functionality helped to form Shakespeare's dramatic and historic mind's eye.

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Download E-books Neil LaBute: Stage and Cinema (Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre) PDF

By Christopher Bigsby

Neil LaBute is among the most enjoyable new skills in theatre and picture to have emerged within the Nineties. inspired and encouraged by means of such writers as David Mamet, Edward Bond and Harold Pinter, he's both at domestic writing for the reveal as for the degree, and the checklist of flicks he has written and directed comprises The Wicker guy (2006), ownership (2002) and within the corporation of guys (1998). As a playwright, screenwriter, director, and writer of brief tales, he has staked out a particular, and worrying, territory. within the first full-length examine on LaBute, Christopher Bigsby examines his darkly humorous paintings which explores the cruelties, self-concern and manipulative powers of people who inhabit a doubtless uncommunal international. person chapters are devoted to specific works, and the publication additionally contains an interview with LaBute, offering a desirable perception into the lifetime of this influential and infrequently debatable determine.

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Download E-books A View from the Bridge (Heinemann Plays for 14-16+) PDF

By Arthur Miller

'Heinemann performs' bargains modern drama and new variants of vintage performs. The sequence has been built to help school room educating and to fulfill the necessities of Key levels three and four. The performs are perfect for school room analyzing and function; many have huge casts and an equivalent mixture of components for girls and boys. each one play comprises options and actions to introduce and use the performs within the school room. "A View From the Bridge" tells the tale of Eddie Carbone, who has the same opinion to safeguard his wife's cousins who're looking shelter in long island as unlawful immigrants. hassle starts off while his wife's niece is drawn to Eddie's more youthful brother. There are thirteen components, ten of that are male and 3 girl.

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Download E-books Robertson Davies, Playwright: A Search for the Self on the Canadian Stage PDF

By Susan Stone-Blackburn

During this ebook, Susan Stone-Blackburn stories how the tastes and issues of 1 of Canada's best writers were given dramatic expression, starting with The King Who couldn't Dream and Benoni and finishing with Question Time and Pontiac and the golf green Man. She additionally examines how Davies' playwriting has been inspired by way of the dominant tastes of his time and by way of the stipulations below which his performs were played. facing the performs chronologically, Stone-Blackburn finds Davies' fondness for theatricality rather than realism, for mythic flavour and archetypal personality, his romanticism, and his irrepressible humour.

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Download E-books Gagarin Way PDF

By Gregory Burke

Gagarin approach, through Dunfermline playwright Gregory Burke, is a merciless, humorous first play a few human heist long past horribly flawed. Winner of the Meyer/Whitworth Award 2002, Winner of the Critics' Circle Award 2002 and winner of the Scotsman Fringe First of the Firsts Award 2001, Gregory Burke's 'sensational debut play' (Daily Telegraph) was once premiered on the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and the Royal nationwide Theatre, London, in 2001, transferred to the humanities Theatre, London, in 2002 and was once revived for a journey of Scotland later that 12 months.

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