Book Slapstick  An Interdisciplinary Companion

Download or read Slapstick An Interdisciplinary Companion PDF, written by Ervin Malakaj and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2021-10-25 with total page 423 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite its unabated popularity with audiences, slapstick has received rather little scholarly attention, mostly by scholars concentrating on the US theater and cinema traditions. Nonetheless, as a form of physical humor slapstick has a long history across various areas of cultural production. This volume approaches slapstick both as a genre of situational physical comedy and as a mode of communicating an affective situation captured in various cultural products. Contributors to the volume examine cinematic, literary, dramatic, musical, and photographic texts and performances. From medieval chivalric romance and nineteenth-century theater to contemporary photography, the contributors study treatments of slapstick across media, periods and geographic locations. The aim of a study of such wide scope is to demonstrate how slapstick emerged from a variety of complex interactions among different traditions and by extension, to illustrate that slapstick can be highly productive for interdisciplinary research.

Book Slapstick  An Interdisciplinary Companion

Download or read Slapstick An Interdisciplinary Companion PDF, written by Ervin Malakaj and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2021-10-25 with total page 423 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite its unabated popularity with audiences, slapstick has received rather little scholarly attention, mostly by scholars concentrating on the US theater and cinema traditions. Nonetheless, as a form of physical humor slapstick has a long history across various areas of cultural production. This volume approaches slapstick both as a genre of situational physical comedy and as a mode of communicating an affective situation captured in various cultural products. Contributors to the volume examine cinematic, literary, dramatic, musical, and photographic texts and performances. From medieval chivalric romance and nineteenth-century theater to contemporary photography, the contributors study treatments of slapstick across media, periods and geographic locations. The aim of a study of such wide scope is to demonstrate how slapstick emerged from a variety of complex interactions among different traditions and by extension, to illustrate that slapstick can be highly productive for interdisciplinary research.

Book Comedy on Stage and Screen

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  • Author : Wieland Schwanebeck
  • Publisher : Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
  • Release : 2022-09-26
  • ISBN : 3823395335
  • Pages : 243 pages

Download or read Comedy on Stage and Screen PDF, written by Wieland Schwanebeck and published by Narr Francke Attempto Verlag. This book was released on 2022-09-26 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book introduces readers to the genre of comedy, both on the stage and on the screen. It chronicles the history of comedy, starting with Ancient Greece, before summarising key chapters in Anglophone literary history, such as Shakespearean comedy, Restoration comedy, and Theatre of the Absurd. The book features an overview of key comic techniques (including slapstick, puns, and wit), as well as concise summaries of major theoretical debates (including the superiority theory and the Freudian account of laughter). The book works with many examples from the history of Anglophone comedy, including Oscar Wilde, Monty Python, and classic sitcoms. It addresses current research into cringe humour and the controversial topic of diversity in the field of comedy, and it connects classical tropes of comedy (like the fool or the marriage plot) to present-day examples. The book thus serves as an up-to-date study guide for everyone interested in comedy and its various subgenres.

Book Fontane in the Twenty First Century

Download or read Fontane in the Twenty First Century PDF, written by John B. Lyon and published by Camden House (NY). This book was released on 2019 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Assesses the relevance of the works of Fontane, perhaps the foremost German novelist between Goethe and Mann, for the twenty-first century.

Book The Routledge Handbook of Disability and Sexuality

Download or read The Routledge Handbook of Disability and Sexuality PDF, written by Russell Shuttleworth and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-01-06 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handbook provides a much-needed holistic overview of disability and sexuality research and scholarship. With authors from a wide range of disciplines and representing a diversity of nationalities, it provides a multi-perspectival view that fully captures the diversity of issues and outlooks. Organised into six parts, the contributors explore long-standing issues such as the psychological, interpersonal, social, political and cultural barriers to sexual access that disabled people face and their struggle for sexual rights and participation. The volume also engages issues that have been on the periphery of the discourse, such as sexual accommodations and support aimed at facilitating disabled people's sexual well-being; the socio-sexual tensions confronting disabled people with intersecting stigmatised identities such as LGBTBI or asexual; and the sexual concerns of disabled people in the Global South. It interrogates disability and sexuality from diverse perspectives, from more traditional psychological and sociological models, to various subversive and post-theoretical perspectives and queer theory. This handbook examines the cutting-edge, and sometimes ethically contentious, concerns that have been repressed in the field. With current, international and comprehensive content, this book is essential reading for students, academics and researchers in the areas of disability, gender and sexuality, as well as applied disciplines such as healthcare practitioners, counsellors, psychology trainees and social workers.

Book The Cambridge Companion to the Circus

Download or read The Cambridge Companion to the Circus PDF, written by Gillian Arrighi and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-07-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cambridge Companion to the Circus provides a complete guide for students, scholars, teachers, researchers, and practitioners who are seeking perspectives on the foundations and evolution of the modern circus, the contemporary extent of circus studies, and the specialised literature available to support further enquiries. The volume brings together an international group of established and emerging scholars working across the multi-disciplinary domain of circus studies to present a clear overview of the specialised histories, aesthetics and distinctive performances of the modern circus. In sixteen commissioned essays, it covers the origins in commercial equestrian performance during the late-eighteenth century to contemporary inflections of circus arts in major international festivals, educational environments, and social justice settings.

Book The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy

Download or read The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy PDF, written by Magda Romanska and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-08-07 with total page 534 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dramaturgy, in its many forms, is a fundamental and indispensable element of contemporary theatre. In its earliest definition, the word itself means a comprehensive theory of "play making." Although it initially grew out of theatre, contemporary dramaturgy has made enormous advances in recent years, and it now permeates all kinds of narrative forms and structures: from opera to performance art; from dance and multimedia to filmmaking and robotics. In our global, mediated context of multinational group collaborations that dissolve traditional divisions of roles as well as unbend previously intransigent rules of time and space, the dramaturg is also the ultimate globalist: intercultural mediator, information and research manager, media content analyst, interdisciplinary negotiator, social media strategist. This collection focuses on contemporary dramaturgical practice, bringing together contributions not only from academics but also from prominent working dramaturgs. The inclusion of both means a strong level of engagement with current issues in dramaturgy, from the impact of social media to the ongoing centrality of interdisciplinary and intermedial processes. The contributions survey the field through eight main lenses: world dramaturgy and global perspective dramaturgy as function, verb and skill dramaturgical leadership and season planning production dramaturgy in translation adaptation and new play development interdisciplinary dramaturgy play analysis in postdramatic and new media dramaturgy social media and audience outreach. Magda Romanska is Visiting Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dramaturgy at Emerson College, and Dramaturg for Boston Lyric Opera. Her books include The Post-Traumatic Theatre of Grotowski and Kantor (2012), Boguslaw Schaeffer: An Anthology (2012), and Comedy: An Anthology of Theory and Criticism (2014).

Book A Companion to Byzantine Poetry

Download or read A Companion to Byzantine Poetry PDF, written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-05-06 with total page 590 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers the first complete survey of the Byzantine poetic production (4th to 15th centuries). It examines the use of poetry in various sociocultural settings in Constantinople and various other centres of the Byzantine empire.

Book A Companion to Korean American Studies

Download or read A Companion to Korean American Studies PDF, written by Rachael Miyung Joo and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-06-28 with total page 728 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Companion to Korean American Studies aims to provide readers with a broad introduction to Korean American Studies, through essays exploring major themes, key insights, and scholarly approaches that have come to define this field.

Book The Return of the Slapstick Papyrus

Download or read The Return of the Slapstick Papyrus PDF, written by F. Deschamps and published by Visual Studies Workshop Press. This book was released on 1988 with total page 123 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In 1998, just before the Eat the Rich Campaign, Rogue Savage is hired by the sinister Doctor Francisco to trace a mysterious large bird. Rogue's twin brother, Rusty, the notorious Egyptologist, disappears. The lovely and intelligent Professor Katherine, mistress of many languages, will guide and perhaps teach Rogue the mystery of the shadows behind the Sigma Parlors. Can the Professor sustain her intelligent discourse without jeopardizing Rogue's slowly growing love? Will Rogue disintegrate in the Doctor's Image Factory? Or will her learn the truth about the Slapstick Papyrus and be able to laugh at it's jokes? This masterful tale of intrigue and suspense often appears to go nowhere and eventually does."--back cover.

Book Comedy Incarnate

    Book Details:
  • Author : Noël Carroll
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2007-01-23
  • ISBN : 1405155256
  • Pages : 3 pages

Download or read Comedy Incarnate PDF, written by Noël Carroll and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2007-01-23 with total page 3 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Comedy Incarnate, Noël Carroll surveys the characteristics of Buster Keaton’s unique visual style, to reveal the distinctive experience of watching Keaton’s films. Bold and provocative thesis written by one of America’s foremost film theorists Takes a unique look at the philosophies behind Keaton’s style Weighs visual elements over narrative form in the analysis of the Keaton’s work Provides a fresh vantage point for analysis of film and comedy itself

Book Interdisciplinary Literary Studies

Download or read Interdisciplinary Literary Studies PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Siegfried Kracauer

    Book Details:
  • Author : Graeme Gilloch
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2015-03-31
  • ISBN : 0745685927
  • Pages : 248 pages

Download or read Siegfried Kracauer PDF, written by Graeme Gilloch and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-03-31 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This major new book offers a much-needed introduction to the work of Siegfried Kracauer, one of the main intellectual figures in the orbit of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. It is part of a timely revival and reappraisal of his unique contribution to our critical understanding of modernity, the interrogation of mass culture, and the recognition of both the dynamism and diminution of human experience in the hustle and bustle of the contemporary metropolis. In stressing the extraordinary variety of Kracauer’s writings (from scholarly philosophical treatises to journalistic fragments, from comic novels to classified reports) and the dazzling diversity of his themes (from science and urban architectural visions to slapstick and dancing girls), this insightful book reveals his fundamental and formative influence upon Critical Theory and argues for his vital relevance for cultural analysis today. Kracauer’s work is distinguished by an acute sensitivity to the ‘surface manifestations’ of popular culture and a witty, eminently readable literary style. In exploring and making accessible the work of this remarkable thinker, this book will be indispensable for scholars and students working in many disciplines and interdisciplinary fields: sociology and social theory; film, media and cultural studies; urban studies, cultural geography and architectural theory; philosophy and Critical Theory.

Book Reverberations across Small Scale British Theatre

Download or read Reverberations across Small Scale British Theatre PDF, written by Patrick Duggan and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2013-12-01 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Between 1960 and 2010, a new generation of British avant-garde theatre companies, directors, designers and performers emerged. Some of these companies and individuals have endured to become part of theatre history while others have disappeared from the scene, mutated into new forms, or become part of the establishment. Reverberations across Small-Scale British Theatre at long last puts these small-scale British theatre companies and personalities in the scholarly spotlight. By questioning what 'Britishness' meant in relation to the small-scale work of these practitioners, contributors articulate how it is reflected in the goals, manifestos and aesthetics of these companies.

Book Keaton s Silent Shorts

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  • Author : Gabriella Oldham
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1996-03-19
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 414 pages

Download or read Keaton s Silent Shorts PDF, written by Gabriella Oldham and published by . This book was released on 1996-03-19 with total page 414 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Filling a major gap in the critical canon, Keaton’s Classic Shorts: Beyond the Laughter chronicles the rapid growth in the filmmaker’s understanding of what makes both comedy and film successful. Keaton developed his major themes in these nineteen silent short films shot between 1920 and 1923, creating his persona “Buster” with his trademark stone face. These short films clearly indicate Keaton’s love of the camera and his concern for composition, symmetry, and images that delight the eye and startle the mind. Oldham reconstructs each of these rarely seen films to enable the reader to “watch” Keaton’s performance, devoting a separate chapter to each. She analyzes each film’s strengths, weaknesses, and prevalent themes and threads. She also enables readers to plumb the depths of what seems to be surface comedy through philosophical, biographical, historical, and critical commentary, thus linking the shorts together into a cohesive study of Buster Keaton’s growth through his three-year independent venture as a filmmaker. Beyond the laughter and beyond the great stone face, Oldham presents a treasure of cinema comedy and a unique philosophy of life as captured by a great filmmaker.

Book The School for Husbands

    Book Details:
  • Author : Molière
  • Publisher : Harcourt
  • Release : 1992
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 104 pages

Download or read The School for Husbands PDF, written by Molière and published by Harcourt. This book was released on 1992 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first production of this play was over 300 hundred years ago with the playwright Moliere playing the lead role himself.

Book Mousie Garner

    Book Details:
  • Author : Paul Garner
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 9780786405817
  • Pages : 218 pages

Download or read Mousie Garner PDF, written by Paul Garner and published by McFarland. This book was released on 1999 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paul "Mousie" Garner's career as a stooge (a "fall guy" or "assistant" to the head clown) began in vaudeville, when he and his partner were firing off jokes and one-liners, as well as leaping over oil-drums. Another part of the act, which could run as often as five times a day, involved Garner getting smashed over the head with plastic ukuleles. Garner's big break came when, across town, funnyman Ted Healy parted ways with his sidekicks, who went on to greater fame as The Three Stooges. Garner was then hired as a replacement stooge-and soon learned that Healy, unlike other slapstick comedians, actually slapped his partners in the face instead of just pretending. Thus was Garner given his first real lesson in the fine arts of stooging, which demanded quick reflexes and perfect timing. In fact, it was Healy who came up with the nickname "Mousie" because Garner was always so jumpy, nervous and quick. Needless to say the name stuck; and Mousie Garner would go on to form "The Rollicking Mousie Garner Trio," join the touring "New Stooges," and work steadily in radio, television, theater, clubs and movies.