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Comedy Matters: From Shakespeare to Stoppard (Hardback)
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Comedy Matters: From Shakespeare to Stoppard (Hardback)

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Hardback 203 Pages / Published: 01/07/2008
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Comedy Matters traces the long tradition of the expansive comic embrace of cultural difference and diversity that manages to survive even in some of mankind s darkest moments. Demastes argues that comedy has a hard-nosed, pragmatic dimension that can be mobilized against belligerent cultural forces. Drawing from the works of Shakespeare, Stoppard, and a number of other comic masters, Comedy Matters demonstrates how comedy continues to work against cultural regimentation by striving to re-calibrate our decision-making processes and challenging the stultifying rigidity of human economy in the broadest sense of the term.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230604711
Number of pages: 203
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
Edition: 2008 ed.


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"Demastes' study is a thoughtful, cogent, and, ultimately, very useful consideration of comedy, an oft overlooked and certainly under theorized genre of dramatic literature . . ..that it is simultaneously theoretically perceptive and lucid. The study could well be viewed as an example of contemporary theatre scholarship at its best." - Jonathan Chambers, Bowling Green State University

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