Farce: A History from Aristophanes to Woody Allen

Farce: A History from Aristophanes to Woody Allen

Farce A History from Aristophanes to Woody Allen Farce elicits an immediate elemental response from all age levels cutting across national and intellectual boundaries It dates back to people s first attempts to scoff in public at whatever their ne

  • Title: Farce: A History from Aristophanes to Woody Allen
  • Author: Albert Bermel
  • ISBN: 9780809316458
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • Farce elicits an immediate, elemental response from all age levels, cutting across national and intellectual boundaries It dates back to people s first attempts to scoff in public at whatever their neighbors cherished in private social prestige, eccentricities, virtues that are vices, friendships, and enmities.Albert Bermel, teacher, writer, and translator of farce, takeFarce elicits an immediate, elemental response from all age levels, cutting across national and intellectual boundaries It dates back to people s first attempts to scoff in public at whatever their neighbors cherished in private social prestige, eccentricities, virtues that are vices, friendships, and enmities.Albert Bermel, teacher, writer, and translator of farce, takes readers on an instructive and hilarious voyage from the classical Greek stage through English Restoration and French farce, to the young Hollywood of Mack Sennett, Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd, the other silent farceurs of the Jazz Age, and on to W C Fields, Mae West, Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Monty Python including other greats along the way like Hope and Crosby, Laurel and Hardy, and the Marx Brothers.

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    For those who demand precision in their taxonomies, I’m not confident I could wholly say what distinguishes farce from straight comedy. It’s certainly a more extreme (outrageous?) vehicle for mining laughter. Albert Bermel wrote this whole book that surveys the subject without offering much help. Two pages into his first chapter (page 14 as published), he writes, “I haven’t come across a plausible definition and I won’t attempt one.” He then proceeds to consider common elements he fi [...]

    The book itself is a farce. The author provides a lot of examples but gives a very personal definition of the genre. His references to the other theatrical trends is also very approximative and lack seriousness. Of course, he warns us in his introduction that he wanted to write a reference book on farce that would be accessible to everybody and not only students and scholars, but vulgarization should not mean over-simplication and far-fetched interpretation (my "favourite" one being: "Farce come [...]

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