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Slapstick and Comic Performance

Comedy and Pain

  • Authors
  • LouiseĀ Peacock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Louise Peacock
      Pages 1-12
  3. Establishing a Critical Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Louise Peacock
      Pages 15-39
    3. Louise Peacock
      Pages 40-61
    4. Louise Peacock
      Pages 62-80
  4. Types of Pain Analysed

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Louise Peacock
      Pages 83-108
    3. Louise Peacock
      Pages 109-127
    4. Louise Peacock
      Pages 128-146
    5. Louise Peacock
      Pages 147-167
  5. Types of Pain Analysed

    1. Louise Peacock
      Pages 169-175
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 176-184

About this book

Introduction

Slapstick comedy has a long and lively history from Greek Theatre to the present day. This book explores the ways in which comic pain and comic violence are performed within slapstick to make the audience laugh. It draws examples from theatre, television and film on both sides of the Atlantic.

Keywords

Slapstick Comic Performance Comic pain comedy film television theatre

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