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The death of comedy, Erich Segal

Label
The death of comedy
Title
The death of comedy
Statement of responsibility
Erich Segal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a grand tour of comic theater over the centuries, Erich Segal traces the evolution of the classical form from its early origins in a misogynistic quip by the sixth-century B.C. Susarion, through countless weddings and happy endings, to the exasperated monosyllables of Samuel Beckett. With fitting wit, profound erudition lightly worn, and instructive examples from the mildly amusing to the uproarious, his book fully illustrates comedy's glorious life cycle from its first breath to its death in the Theater of the Absurd. An exploration of various landmarks in the history of a genre that flourished almost unchanged for two millennia, The Death of Comedy revisits the obscenities and raucous twists of Aristophanes, the neighborly pleasantries of Menander, the tomfoolery and farce of Plautus. Segal shows how the ribaldry of foiled adultery, a staple of Roman comedy, reappears in force on the stages of Restoration England. And he gives us a closer look at the schadenfreude--delight in someone else's misfortune--that marks Machiavelli's and Marlowe's works
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Segal, Erich
Dewey number
809.2/523
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN1922
LC item number
.S44 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comedy
  • Comédie
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Comedy
  • Komedies
  • Klassieke talen
  • Receptie
  • Literatuurkritiek
  • Komödie
Label
The death of comedy, Erich Segal
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Etymologies: getting to the root of it -- The song of the Kōmos -- The lyre and the phallus -- Aristophanes: the one and only? -- Failure and success -- The Birds: the uncensored fantasy -- Requiem for a genre? -- The comic catastrophe -- O Menander! O life! -- Plautus makes an entrance -- A Plautine problem play -- Terence: the African connection -- The mother-in-law of modern comedy -- Machiavelli: the comedy of evil -- Marlowe: Schade and Freude -- Shakespeare: errors and Erōs -- Twelfth night: dark clouds over Illyria -- Molière: the class of '68 -- The fox, the fops, and the factotum -- Comedy explodes -- Beckett: the death of comedy
Control code
667274242
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 589 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674043411
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667274242
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The death of comedy, Erich Segal
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Etymologies: getting to the root of it -- The song of the Kōmos -- The lyre and the phallus -- Aristophanes: the one and only? -- Failure and success -- The Birds: the uncensored fantasy -- Requiem for a genre? -- The comic catastrophe -- O Menander! O life! -- Plautus makes an entrance -- A Plautine problem play -- Terence: the African connection -- The mother-in-law of modern comedy -- Machiavelli: the comedy of evil -- Marlowe: Schade and Freude -- Shakespeare: errors and Erōs -- Twelfth night: dark clouds over Illyria -- Molière: the class of '68 -- The fox, the fops, and the factotum -- Comedy explodes -- Beckett: the death of comedy
Control code
667274242
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 589 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674043411
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667274242
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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