He introduced genuine comedy among his countrymen.
Mrs. Keller and I watched the nursery comedy from the door.
In comedy and occasionally in myths he is depicted as voracious ((30v06.yos).
Gammer Gurton's Needle is the second extant English comedy, properly so called.
British music is known and loved around the world, as is its comedy and royalty.
Entering the army at seventeen, he left it two years afterwards; and at nineteen he produced Azemire, a two-act drama (acted in 1786), and Edgar, ou le page suppose, a comedy (acted in 1785), which were failures.
The prose comedy, El Café ó la comedic nueva, given at the same theatre six years afterwards, at once became popular.
A dozen years of wandering theatrical life followed, giving him a wide experience in every kind of part, the last few in comedy in a company headed by his brother-in-law, J.
(probably William Warner), first printed in 1595, which Shakespeare may possibly have used (in MS.) for his Comedy of Errors.
"And what do you think of this latest comedy, the coronation at Milan?" asked Anna Pavlovna, "and of the comedy of the people of Genoa and Lucca laying their petitions before Monsieur Buonaparte, and Monsieur Buonaparte sitting on a throne and granting the petitions of the nations?
It is at first sight remarkable that Voltaire, whose comic power was undoubtedly far in excess of his tragic, should have written many tragedies of no small excellence in their way, but only one fair second-class comedy, Nanine.
She edited a monthly magazine; and wrote at least two dramatic works, The Marriage of Fabian, and a comedy entitled Toissiokoff.
While humour and vivacity characterize the earlier, and urbanity of tone the later development of comedy, the tendency of serious literature had been in the main practical, ethical, commemorative and satirical.
Moratin's crowning triumph in original comedy was El Si las Ninas (1806), which was performed night after night to crowded.
Voltaire had made, however, a useful friend in another grand seigneur, as profligate and nearly as intelligent, the duke of Richelieu, and with him he passed 1724 and the next year chiefly, recasting Mariamne (which was now successful), writing the comedy of L'Indiscret, and courting the queen, the ministers, the favourites and everybody who seemed worth.
EUPOLIS (c. 446-411 B.C.), Athenian poet of the Old Comedy, flourished in the time of the Peloponnesian War.
The characters in his plays are the stock characters of the new comedy of Athens, and they remind us also of the standing figures of the Fabulae atellanae (Maccus, Bucco, Dossennus, &c.).
I have read "Le Medecin Malgre Lui," a very good French comedy by Moliere, with pleasure; and they say I speak French pretty well now, and German also.
And some years pass during which he plays a pitiful comedy to himself in solitude on his island, justifying his actions by intrigues and lies when the justification is no longer needed, and displaying to the whole world what it was that people had mistaken for strength as long as an unseen hand directed his actions.
If Athens lost her supremacy in the fields of science and scholarship to Alexandria, she became more than ever the home of philosophy, while Menander and the other poets of the New Comedy made Athenian life and manners known throughout the civilized world.
1: 58), where he says that Plautus was regarded as a second Epicharmus: Plautus ad exemplar Siculi properare Epicharmi - a passage which is important as suggesting that Plautus was under some obligation to the Sicilian representatives of the old Dorian comedy; cf.
Here, with Mme Guerin as the leading comedy actress, she played the great tragic love parts for more than thirty years, dying on the i 5th of May 1698.
It would be impossible to analyse here his extraordinary poem Nieboska komedja (" The Undivine Comedy"), Irydion, and others.
In 1724 the most famous comedy that Holberg produced was Henrik and Pernille.
Ayala persuaded his sister to appear as the heroine of his comedy, La primera Dama, and the innovation, if it scandalized some of his townsmen, permitted him to develop his talent more freely.
In 240, the year after the end of the first Punic War, he produced at the ludi Romani a translation of a Greek play (it is uncertain whether a comedy or tragedy or both), and this representation marks the beginning of Roman literature (Livy vii.
It is possible that Plautus may have been working on the lines of the old comedy in the tell-tale names which he is so fond of inventing for his characters, such as Polymachaeroplagides (Pseud.
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Somewhere, in actual life, the stress of craft and courage acting on the springs of human vice and weakness fails, unless the hero of the comedy or tragedy, Callimaco or Cesare, allows for the revolt of healthier instincts.
Some time after the Mandragola, he composed a second comedy, entitled Clizia, which is even homelier and closer to the life of Florence than its predecessor.
The poets - especially the authors of the New Comedy - strongly inculcate humanity, and insist on the fundamental equality of the slave.
He drew from the writers of the old political comedy of Athens, as well as from the new comedy of manners, and he attempted to make the stage at Rome, as it had been at Athens, an arena of political and personal warfare.
The tragic writers had occasionally taken their subjects from Roman life (fabulae praetextae), and in comedy we find the corresponding togatae of Lucius Afranius and others, in which comedy, while assuming a Roman dress, did not assume the virtue of a Roman matron.
The latter work appears to have been based on the story of the drum which was alleged to have been heard every night in a house in Wiltshire (Tedworth, belonging to a Mr Mompesson), a story which made much noise in the year 1663, and which is supposed to have furnished Addison with the idea of his comedy the Drummer.
About the same time he composed a comedy on the model of Aristophanes, which is unfortunately lost.
The new comedy of Greece was probably limited for the most part to scenes written in the metres of dialogue; it remained for Plautus, as Leo has shown, to enliven his plays with cantica modelled on the contemporary lyric verse of Greece or Magna Graecia, which was in its turn a development of the dramatic lyrics of Euripides.
Among Csiky's most promising disciples is Francis Herczeg (already mentioned as a novelist), author of the successful society comedy, A Gyurkovics lednyok (" The Misses Gyurkovics "), Hdrom test&r C' Three Guardsmen "), Honty hdza (" The House of Honty ").
A consequence of this change of circumstances was that comedy was no longer national in character and sentiment, but had become imitative and artistic. The life which Terence represents is that of the well-to-do citizen class whose interests are commonplace, but whose modes of thought and speech are refined, humane and intelligent.
His comedies give a truthful and interesting picture of 18th century society, especially his best comedy, the Alec rim e Mangerona, in which he treats of the fidalgo pobre, a type fixed by Gil Vicente and Francisco Manoel de Mello.
It gives an attractive picture of Fox's good-humour, and of his enjoyment of the "species of minor comedy which is constantly exhibited in common life."
Naevius tried to use the theatre, as it had been used by the writers of the Old Comedy of Athens, for the purposes of political warfare, and thus seems to have anticipated by a century the part played by Lucilius.
The work, begun by them, was carried on by younger contemporaries and successors; by Statius Caecilius (c.220-168), an Insubrian Gaul, in comedy; in tragedy by M.
He also wrote Fichte's Science of Knowledge (1884); Poetry, Comedy and Duty (1888); Religions before Christianity (1883); Ethics for Young People (1891); The Gospel of Paul (1892).
The whole comedy is a study of stupidity and baseness acted on by roguery.
With the exception of a satiric comedy, Il Candelajo, all the works of this period are devoted to this logic - De Umbris Idearum, Ars Memoriae, De cornpendiosa architecture et complemento artis Lullii, and Cantus Circaeus.
23), and it is considered very probable that the Menaechmi (a comedy of errors) of Plautus is an adaptation either from the "Oµoloi., or from some unknown comedy of Posidippus, called OLSvpoc, or perhaps MEvaixµoc. His statue in the Vatican is considered a masterpiece of ancient art.
The imitation of Greek comedy, tragedy and epic poetry, which produced great results in the hands of Naevius, Plautus, Ennius and their successors, received its first impulse from him.
The whole aim of Terence was to present a faithful copy of the life, manners, modes of thought and expression which had been drawn from reality a century before his time by the writers of the New Comedy of Athens.
They prepared the mind of the people for the reception of regular comedy.
He especially excelled in comedy.
The Cat From Outer Space is a family comedy about a feline extraterrestrial named Jake.
The one complete survival of the generation after the death of Ennius, the comedy of P. Terentius Afer or Terence (c. 185-159), exemplifies the gain in literary accomplishment and the loss in literary freedom.
We have seen that already, in 1504, he had been engaged upon a comedy in the manner of Aristophanes, which is now unfortunately lost.
The list of his characters in tragedy, comedy and farce is large, and would be extraordinary for a modern actor of high rank; it includes not less than seventeen Shakespearian parts.
He was so skilled in Latin verse that a comedy he wrote in his twentieth year, entitled Philodoxius, deceived the younger Aldus, who edited and published it as the genuine work of Lepidus.
Hence he never attained to that perfect idiomatic purity of style, which was the special glory of the early writers of comedy, Naevius and Plautus.
His comedy Narcisse, written long before, was also acted, but unsuccessfully.
It is mentioned in a comedy entitled Ram Alley (1611) and Lilly the 2 Various changes in the names of the taverns are made in the folio edition of this play (1616) from the quarto (1601); thus the Mermaid of the quarto becomes the Windmill in the folio, and the Mitre of the quarto is the Star of the folio.
In his youth he had been a playgoer, but he shortly came to the conclusion that tragedy is a stilted and bombastic art, and after a time comedy interested him no more than tragedy.
By looking at them together we understand how much the comedy of Terence was able to do to refine and humanize the manners of Rome, but at the same time what a solvent it was of the discipline and ideas of the old republic. What makes Terence an important witness of the culture of his time is that he wrote from the centre of the Scipionic circle, in which what was most humane and liberal in Roman statesmanship was combined with the appreciation of what was most vital in the Greek thought and literature of the time.
Timocreon was also known as a composer of scolia (drinking-songs) and, according to Suidas, wrote plays in the style of the old comedy.
Of English plays, the interlude called Jack Juggler (between 1547 and 1553) was based on the Amphitruo, and the lost play called the Historie of Error (acted in 1577) was probably based on the Menae-chmi; Nicholas Udall's Ralph Royster Doyster, the first English comedy (acted before 1551, first printed 1566), is founded on the Miles gloriosus; Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors (about 1591) is an adaptation of the Menaechmi; and his Falstaff may be regarded as an idealized reproduction or development of the braggart soldier of Plautus and Terence - a type of character which reappears in other forms not only in English literature (e.g.
Until this time no plays had been acted in Denmark except in French and German, but Holberg now determined to use his talent in the construction of Danish comedy.
But in spite of this unprecedented blaze of dramatic genius the theatre fell into pecuniary difficulties, and had to be closed, Holberg composing for the last night's performance, in February 1727, a Funeral of Danish Comedy.
Later a certain Marie Lejay (renamed by the comtesse "Baronne Gay d'Oliva," the last word being apparently an anagram of Valoi), who resembled Marie Antoinette, stated that she had been engaged to play the role of queen in this comedy.
They may have contributed to the formation of the style of comedy which appears at the very outset much more mature than that of serious poetry, tragic or epic. They gave the name and some of the characteristics to that special literary product of the Roman soil, the satura, addressed to readers, not to spectators, which ultimately was developed into pure poetic satire in Lucilius, Horace, Persius and Juvenal, into the prose and verse miscellany of Varro, and into something approaching the prose novel in Petronius.
The portraits by Reynolds include the celebrated " Garrick between Tragedy and Comedy."
B.C.), Greek dramatist, of Cassandrea in Macedonia, the last and one of the most distinguished of the writers of the new comedy.
Apart from his special interest in the history of the Old Attic comedy, he was a man of vast and varied learning; the founder of astronomical geography and of scientific chronology; and the first to assume the name of 4aX6Xo a yos.
ARCHIPPUS, an Athenian poet of the Old Comedy, who flourished towards the end of the 5th century B.C. His most famous play was the Fishes, in which he satirized the fondness of the Athenian epicures for fish.
Poetry is the art of producing representations; (I) in words, rhythm and harmony (apyovia, " harmony " in the original sense); (2) of men like ourselves, or better as in tragedy, or worse as in comedy; (3) by means of narrative as in epic, or by action as in the drama.
Comedy is representation of men inferior in being ludicrous: epic is like tragedy a representation of superior men, but by means of narrative and unlimited in time: tragedy is a representation of an action superior and complete, in a day if possible, by means of action, and accomplishing by pity and fear the purgation of such passions (Poetics, 1449 b 24).
The theatre, decorated by Girolamo Genga, is one of the earliest in Italy; in it was performed the first Italian comedy, the Calandria of Cardinal Bibbiena, the friend of Leo X.
The Letters breathe the spirit of the New Comedy and the Alexandrine poets; portions of Letter 33 are almost literally translated in Ben Jonson's Song to Celia, " Drink to me only with thine eyes."
Frau Neuber even accepted for performance Lessing's first comedy, Der junge Gelehrte (1748), which he had begun at school.
Hitherto Lessing had, as a dramatist, followed the methods of contemporary French comedy as cultivated in Leipzig; Miss Sara Sampson, however, marks the beginning of a new period in the history of the German drama.
Tellheim, the hero of the comedy, is an admirable study of a manly and sensitive soldier, with somewhat exaggerated ideas of conventional honour; and Minna, the heroine, is one of the brightest and most attractive figures in German comedy.
writings of Poliziano, the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, Dante's Divine Comedy, Petrarch's poems, a collection of early Latin poets of the Christian era, the letters of the younger Pliny, the poems of Pontanus, Sannazzaro's Arcadia, Quintilian, Valerius Maximus, and the Adagia of Erasmus were printed, either in first editions, or with a beauty of type and paper never reached before, between the years 1495 and 1514.
In 1587 he left Bologna for Pisa, and there, in his quality of professor, he made the curious mistake of printing Alberti's comedy Philodoxius as a work of the classic Lepidus.
It is full of quotations from writers whose works have not come down to us; nearly 800 writers and 2500 separate writings are referred to by Athenaeus; and he boasts of having read 800 plays of the Middle Comedy alone.
It was here that he wrote the Ecole des vieillards (1823), his best comedy, which gained his election to the Academy in 1825.
Six comedies entitled Sappho and two Phaon, were produced by the Middle Comedy; but, when we consider, for example, the way in which Socrates was caricatured by Aristophanes, we are justified in putting no faith whatever in such authority.
He was entrusted by Ptolemy with the task of arranging the comedies in the Alexandrian library, and as the result of his labours composed a treatise On Comedy.
Epicharmus (540-450), carried as a babe to Sicily, is a link between native Siceliots and the strangers invited by Hiero; as the founder of the local Sicilian comedy, he ranks among Siceliots.
Till the appearance of Ennius, Roman literature, although it had produced the epic poem of Naevius and some adaptations of Greek tragedy, had been most successful in comedy.
He attempted comedy, but with so little success that in the canon of Volcacius Sedigitus he is mentioned, solely as a mark of respect "for his antiquity," tenth and last in the list of comic poets.
But it flows less smoothly and easily than that of the dialogue of Latin comedy.
(C) Painting was the art most congenial to this age; the lightness of touch, abundance of incident, and even comedy, of the scenes are familiar in the frescoes in the British Museum.
He began an English prose version of Dante's Divine Comedy - which has earned him the name of " Dante Carlyle "- but only completed the translation of the Inferno (1849).
The pieces which followed are: The Man of Destiny (written in 1895, played at Croydon in 1897 by Mr Murray Carson), a Napoleonic drama, which was revived at New York by Arnold Daly in 1904; You Never Can Tell (written in 1896, produced at the Strand Theatre in 1900), a farcical comedy; The Devil's Disciple (produced at New York by Richard Mansfield in 1897, and in London in 1899), the scene of which is laid in the War of American Independence, Caesar and Cleopatra (1898) and Captain Brassbound's Conversion (1898) - printed as Three Plays for Puritans (1900); The Admirable Bashville (Stage Society,' Imperial Theatre, 1903), a dramatization of Cashel Byron's Profession.
To his Leipzig student-days belong also two small plays in Alexandrines, Die Laune des Verliebten, a pastoral comedy in one act, which reflects the lighter side of the poet's love affair, and Die Mitschuldigen (published in a revised form, 1769), a more sombre picture, in which comedy is incongruously mingled with tragedy.
Faust has been well called the "divine comedy" of 18th-century humanism.
'DIPHILUS, of Sinope, poet of the new Attic comedy and contemporary of Menander (342-291 B.C.).
The ancients were undecided whether to class him among the writers of the New or Middle comedy.
His works include Isman, ou le fatalisme (1795), a novel; Le Vdridique (1827), comedy; Essai sur les causes de la rdvolution francaise (1827).
If one of the two is to be rejected it must be the tenth, which is certainly the less Homeric. It relates a picturesque adventure, conceived in a vein more approaching that of comedy than any other part of the Iliad.
The Divine Comedy, the Canzoniere and the Decameron were works of monumental art, deriving neither form nor inspiration immediately from the classic's, but applying the originality of Italian genius Petrarch to matter drawn from previous medieval sources.
Seneca was chosen as the model of tragedy; Plautus and Terence supplied the groundwork of comedy.
The consequence of this was, that a capital player's wardrobe " [came to include] " what they call natural heads of hair; there is the comedy head of hair, and the tragedy ditto; the silver locks, and the common gray; the carotty poll, and the yellow caxon; the savage black, and the Italian brown, and Shylock's and Falstaff's very different heads of hair; ...
His numerous works include the musical comedy, Pierre le Grand (1790), for Gretry's music, and the opera, Les Deux Journees (1800), music by Cherubini; also L' Abbe de l'epee (1800), and some other plays; and Causeries d'un vieillard (1807), Contes a ma fille (1809), and Les Adieux du vieux conteur (1835).
Laos and F ra (Davus, Geta) were common as names of slaves in Attic comedy and in the adaptations of Plautus and Terence.
The first comedy was the Tisbe of Magnus Olai Asteropherus (d.
Before this disaster he had been professor of jurisprudence in Upsala, where his first historical comedy Disa was performed in 1611 and the tragedy of Signill in 1612.
In his comedy of The Envious Man he introduced the manner of Moliere, or more properly that of Holberg.
He wrote fables, allegories, satires, and a successful comedy of manners, The Swedish Fop. He outlived his chief contemporaries so long that the new generation addressed him as " Father Gyllenborg."
His play, A Venetian Comedy, enjoyed a substantial success in 1904.
Epicharmus was the chief representative of the Sicilian or Dorian comedy.
Another feature of his works was the large number of excellent sentiments expressed in a brief proverbial form; the Pythagoreans claimed him as a member of their school, who had forsaken the study of philosophy for the writing of comedy.
Plato (Theaetetus, 15 2 E) puts him at the head of the masters of comedy, coupling his name with Homer and, according to a remark in Diogenes Laertius, Plato was indebted to Epicharmus for much of his philosophy.
The really difficult problem why the prosperity of the wicked and the calamity of the just were permitted under the divine government he met in various ways: sometimes he alleged the forgetfulness of higher powers; sometimes he fell back upon the necessity of these contrasts and grotesque passages in the comedy of human life.
the comic element by way of relief, and in course of time he arrives at pure comedy and develops the study of character.
In Santarem appeared Antonio Prestes, a magistrate who drew from his judicial experience but evinced more knowledge of folk-lore than dramatic talent, while Camoens himself was so far influenced by Gil Vicente, whose plays he had perhaps seen performed in Lisbon, that in spite of his Coimbra training he never exchanged the old forms for those of the classical comedy.
One of the last dramatists of the 16th century belonging to the old school was Simao Machado, who wrote the Comedy of Diu and the Enchantments of Alfea, two long plays almost entirely in Spanish, and full of digressions only made tolerable by the beauty of their lyrics.
He found the stage occupied mainly by religious plays in which there appeared no trace of the Greek or Roman theatre, and, admiring what he had seen in Italy, he and his followers protested against the name auto, restored that of comedy, and substituted prose for verse.
The revived classical comedy was thus so bound down by respect for authority as to have little chance of development, while its language consisted of a latinized prose from which the emotions were almost absent.
So decisive was the success of Jorge Ferreira's new invention, notwithstanding its anonymity, that it decided SA de Miranda to attempt the prose comedy.
He attempted both comedy and tragedy, and his success in the latter branch is due to the fact that he was not content to seek inspiration from Seneca, as were most of the tragedians of the 16th century, but went straight to the fountain heads, Sophocles and Euripides.
Its centres were the theatres of the Bairro Alto and Mouraria, and the numerous pieces staged there belong to low comedy.
Gargao (q.v.) led the way with the Theatro Novo, a bright little comedy in blank verse, and followed it up with another, Assemblea ou partida; but he did not persevere.
In the social drama, Ernesto Biester, and in comedy Fernando Caldeira, also no mean lyric poet, are two of the principal names, and the latter's pieces, A Mantilha da Renda and A Madrugada, have a delicacy and vivacity which justifies their success.
In 1614 was performed at Coster's academy Hooft's comedy of Ware-nar, an adaptation of the Aulularia of Plautus, first printed in 1617.
He supported himself by adapting Greek plays for the Roman stage from the new comedy writers, especially Menander.
Therein appeared Polyeucte, the memorable comedy of Le Menteur, which though adapted from the Spanish stood in relation to French comedy very much as Le Cid, which owed less to Spain, stood to French tragedy; its less popular and far less good Suite, - and perhaps La Mort de Pompee.
An entirely different meaning ("sponger") became attached to the word from the character introduced into the Middle and New Comedy, first by Alexis, and firmly established by Diphilus.
In command and in expression of passion and of pathos, of noble and of evil nature, it equals any other work of this great dramatic poet; in the lifelike fusion of high comedy with deep tragedy it excels them all.
After yet another three years' space the author of La Legende des siecles reappeared as the author of Les Miserables, the greatest epic and dramatic work of fiction ever created or conceived: the epic of a soul transfigured and redeemed, purified by heroism and glorified through suffering; the tragedy and the comedy of life at its darkest and its brightest, of humanity at its best and at its worst.
He went to Paris in 1740 and there produced Edouard III, a tragedy (1740) and Sidnei (1745), a comedy.
These were followed by Le Mechant which still keeps the stage, and is qualified by Brunetiere as the best verse comedy 9f the French 18th century theatre, not excepting even the Metromanie of Alexis Piron.
A poet of the Old Attic comedy and a contemporary of Aristophanes.
His first comedy was exhibited in 429 B.C. He composed ten plays, of which the Solitary (Movarpoxos) was exhibited in 414 along with the Birds of Aristophanes and gained the third prize.
In 1620 he produced The Heir, an ingeniously constructed comedy, and, probably about the same time, The Old Couple, which was not printed until 1658.
The Banda-manna saga (1050-1060), the only comedy among the sagas, is also a northern tale; it relates the struggles of a plebeian who gets a chieftancy against the old families of the neighbourhood, whom he successfully outwits; Ol-kofra pattr is a later imitation of it in the same humorous strain.
The poet Dr Laza Kostich made excellent translations from Shakespeare (King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, King Richard III.), and gave the Servian stage two of its best tragedies: Maxim Tsrnoyevich and Petar Segedinats; also the comedy Gordana.
Among the writers of comedy the first place must be assigned to Kosta Trifkovich (d.
In 1832 a strolling company of actors visited Mere, and Barnes wrote a farce, The Honest Thief, which they produced, and a comedy which was played at Wincanton.
Besides the works already enumerated, it contained the Sermones de motu gravium composed at Pisa between 1589 and 1591; his letters to his friends, with many of their replies, as well as several of the essays of his scientific opponents; his laudatory comments on the Orlando Furioso, and depreciatory notes on the Gerusalemme Liberata, some stanzas and sonnets of no great merit, together with the sketch of a comedy; finally, a reprint of Viviani's Life, with valuable notes and corrections.
An important work was his treatise on the old comedy, dealing with theatres and theatrical apparatus generally, and discussing the works of the principal comic poets themselves.
His first definite success was gained in the year 1852, when he published the novel Bellah and produced the comedy La Crise.
If you love me, you'll send me the blu-ray versions of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.
Even the mild grief at the loss of our most regular comedy figure won't assuage the extreme pleasure at his resignation.
There are a few catch phrases thrown in from various other famous films along the way, which add to the comedy.
There is comedy too, to alleviate the weight of supposedly solemn realism.
The article was subtle about the comedy of Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane.
Julian Barrat and Noel Fielding star in this brilliantly surreal comedy of shamans, monkeys and demon nannies summoned from hell.
It was surreal comedy.
To start off with, the film can't decide whether to be a comedy or an inept horror film.
absurdist comedy in the traditional Eastern European style.
acknowledged comedy masterpiece.
Mr Pastry ' Mr Pastry ' was my favorite comedy actor.
Another UK star, Ashley Jensen, was named best comedy actress for Extras.
Best TV comedy actress: Caroline Quentin, Julia Davis and Catherine Tate.
adaptations of novels, to musicals, from comedy to drama.
adept at comedy and appeared in episodes of Steptoe And Son and Up Pompeii.
It seems as tho, much like Johnny Depp, she's become an aficionado of British comedy.
Much of the comedy revolved around such anachronisms, with the 18thcentury protagonists often using 20thcentury references and visited by modern-day concerns.
anarchic comedy " South Park " has found its way into his bioethics lectures.
The man's stance suggests that he is engaged in a slapstick comedy routine, kicking the backside of the hapless fellow in front.
VHS Videos The bargee VHS Video A comedy tale of a canal bargee with an eye for the ladies who is trapped into marriage.
In America, however, the term was used for a variety show involving broad comedy and sometimes bawdy content, such as striptease.
bearys Laurence, " I was born with cerebral palsy - my outlook on life as a disabled person shapes my comedy.
Jemima Puddleduck, Newbury Mrs G replies: Have you thought about growing a little comedy beard on the end of it?
Ultimately, this novel is more of a comedy which unravels the mysteries of Theodore's birth, than a tragic bildungsroman.
bittersweet comedy allows moments of violence which underline the threat that comes with trying to outrun doom.
As they fall in love, she begins to outgrow him emotionally, resulting in a hysterical yet ultimately bittersweet romantic comedy.
black comedy " strike a chord with any of you?
borderline between fantasy and reality in a story that is part situation comedy, part tragedy and all absorbing.
Les Dennis, Mike McShane and Jeremy Edwards star in this hilariously brutal comedy examining our infatuation with fame... .
Ted Cassidy played the butler in which US comedy of the 1960s?
The main and cellar theaters offer drama, dance, alternative cabaret, folk, jazz, rock and comedy.
A great illusion act or comedy cabaret is ideal for this situation.
caper comedy wants to be There's Something About a Fish Called Wanda so badly that it hurts.
Let no-one say that these tricks only work in comedy action capers.
James, all you've done is quote a catchphrase from a comedy program.
I think comedy catchphrase ring tones are a great idea.
The comedy of forgiveness has no such luxurious certitude.
Indeed, he seems to like his movies as loud as his comedy and the film lurches between gun-toting set pieces and high-speed chases.
chortle live comedy awards.
Every Sunday night, three leading acts from the comedy circuit plus a compere.
An absolute cult classic; hilarious and intelligent British comedy at its finest.
classic character comedy, a bunch of misfits trapped somewhere in deep space.
The dialog & one liners are so colorful & energetic & the movie works as a 50s comedy.
comedian on the British comedy circuit and on national tours since 1983.
A season of high caliber comedy is wrapped up for another season with THE KEITH BARRET SHOW LIVE starring comedian Rob Brydon.
comedy of manners by Sunday Times award winning playwright John Donnelly.
Writing and performing stand-up comedy is life's blood for Russ.
He most recently was seen opposite Ashley Judd in the romantic comedy " Someone Like You.
Lenny Henry hosts the best of British stand-up comedy, filmed live in Montreal in 2005.
Find Tickets Dirty Dusting A hilarious comedy about OAP cleaners who start talking dirty and end up filthy rich!
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This is observational comedy, Do you ever notice that most roads are gray, and that normally cars drive on them.
comedy duo that made their scenes the most memorable.
comedy circuit are to perform a free gig - at a Croydon car showroom.
comedy drama finally transfers to the West End.
comedy thriller is, I think, the hardest thing to put together.
Or maybe you're a budding comedy genius with an idea for a comedy genius with an idea for a comedy show?
It was just like an old-fashioned slapstick comedy where people threw cakes at each other.
His natural talent threw the crowd into a frenzy, resulting in a night of laugh-out-loud comedy.
A refreshingly diverse double act importing their strange brand of sketch comedy to Caledonia's Comedy capital.
The third series was where this cult comedy reached its full potential.
Cult Australian spoof comedy Let the Blood Run Free charted life in St Christopher's Hospital.
An intricate knowledge of the sports world and madcap off-the-cuff comedy has established them as a totally unique commodity in the events market.
coming-of-age comedy about one boy's Barmitzvah coinciding with England's '66 World Cup final campaign.
Ian's plays have previously been worth a look for comedy connoisseurs.
Cole is regularly booked at the U.K.s ' best comedy venues as well as performing at numerous corporates and Universities.
crave excitement in their entertainment or their cooking or their comedy.
At the time, it seemed very much like Shakespeare's sole method of creating comedy was to involve cross-dressing.
From the writer of the hit film Calendar Girls, comes The Safari Party, a deliciously dark comedy in three courses.
deadpan comedy in this episode.
deadpan delivery helped him beat off competition from acts who were all nominated by the best comedy clubs from across the country.
Founding Artistic director of the renowned Green Room Arts Center in Manchester she is also former Director of the Merseyside Festival of Comedy.
Comedy agent Ian Franklin is to be the subject of a fly-on-the wall documentary.
doyenne of American comedy.
Book online for The History Boys The National Theater production of Alan Bennett's comedy drama finally transfers to the West End.
duke university passing out during a game. pure comedy.
The Pink Ladies are a unique funny camp comedy duo that are based in the Norfolk region... .
edgy comedy ' Sunday Times.
Checklist Read the BBC comedy script editor 's checklist.
eightyhe early Eighties, Mark took up stand-up comedy.
elder statesmantatesmen of British comedy, really need no introduction.
Prime among these is Meyers ' mistaking quality for quantity: crime or western epic, yes; romantic comedy epic, no.
Comedy of Errors is a wonderful comic exasperation of mistaken identity.
exuberant, loose-limbed physical comedy, extraordinary caricatures and stunningly acute impressions.
The producer was the most unlikely man to do a comedy farce.
With its charming final reunions evading any profound questions about the nature of identity, this Comedy was pure farce.
A slow-paced fantasy comedy, reminiscent of the early Aldwych stage farces.
farcical comedy set in 1950's Barrow.
flaccid comedy didn't feel like the real thing.
flair for comedy in their fast-moving show.
Keith Lindsay recently worked with legendary BBC comedy writer John Sullivan on Green Green Grass, the long-awaited follow-up to Only Fools And Horses.
Quickly becoming a forerunner on the Canadian comedy scene.
former Director of the Merseyside Festival of Comedy.
Founding Artistic Director of the renowned Green Room Arts Center in Manchester she is also former Director of the Merseyside Festival of Comedy.
A hilarious action comedy from 1926 with incredible visual gags.
galore courtesy of the world famous Comedy Store.
Or maybe you're a budding comedy genius with an idea for a comedy show?
The impossibly glamorous star is coming to Westcliff in Full Circle, a little-known French romantic comedy.
glamourilariously funny Hollywood glamor puss, Joan Rivers was one of the highlights of the 2005 Glasgow International Comedy Festival.
goofball comedy has been a blight on films like GETTING ANY?
goofy comedy, stunning anime.. .
Ken Campbell has always sought the holy Grail of comedy, the state of mind in which everything is funny.
gross-out comedy and laughs.
half-hour comedy featuring very likeable people.
In a nutshell, the man with no name meets the boy with soiled sheets who harbors a pathological hatred for surreal comedy.
Paul Sinha, a pioneering Asian comic and regular headliner at UK comedy clubs, entertained guests.
heartwarming British comedy about pursuing your dream from the maker of Brassed Off and Little Voice.
highbrow comedy to Shaken n Stirred.
high-spirited romp of a comedy would be good fun anywhere.
hilarious comedy brings a new kick to the old world.
What ensues is a brilliant piece of situation comedy that I found hilarious.
Ken Campbell has always sought the Holy Grail of comedy, the state of mind in which everything is funny.
Our comedy host and his beautiful hostess will present this spoof Oscar ceremony.
ADAM NIGHT presents for you, comedy stage hypnosis at its best!
Adam Night UK Possibly the number one comedy stage hypnotist in the UK.
Add your review Karen - " hysterical " I thought this comedy was absolutely hysterical!
Empire suggests a scene in Patch Adams where terminally ill children turn up at court to save the day for Williams ' comedy doctor.
The screenplay, by Gilliam, Tom Stoppard and Charles McKeown, allows for wildly imaginative production design and some rich, dark comedy.
immeasurable damage to good comedy already, don't let it continue!
Pinching people's identity is all in a day's work for comedy impressionist Alistair McGowan.
The joke has been around for ages and has grown infamous in the comedy world as it was told extravagantly among insiders.
Apparently Passion Plays traditionally include a comedy interlude in the middle.
interplay between the major characters, which make up the comedy ensemble.
S.O.S. is another wildly inventive black comedy from one of Britain's funniest writers.
izzard stars with MATT LEBLANC in a wartime comedy of cross- dressed spies infiltrating an all-female code-breaking factory.
And only a comedy could make total jackasses of its two leads.
jet-black humor and wild oscillations from tragedy to comedy.
Karl Theobald from Green Wing fame told of his theater high jinks as he appeared in Donkey's Years at the Comedy Theater.
jongleurs comedy club is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights with the comedy finishing at 11pm.
Hosted by former Big Breakfast presenter Paul Tonkinson, Stand Up For Runaways was a sell-out night at top London comedy club jongleurs.
knockabout comedy (literally!
Generally, they want nice, positive comedy and were clear that spoofs should only gently lampoon their targets.
Oh, and lest I forget, they were also lampooned on the comedy satire show, ' Not the Nine O'Clock News ' .
lighthearted comedy, then, that the film scores its best moments.
likable heavy metal comedy with Jennifer Aniston as his straight-talking girlfriend.
loose-limbed physical comedy, extraordinary caricatures and stunningly acute impressions.
lurches suddenly from school comedy to War of the Worlds mayhem.
madcap slapstick comedy looks pretty funny from the trailer.
He started as a comedy magician but soon realized that being a comic is his true vocation.
mainstay of the Scottish comedy scene for more than 30 years when Scotch and Wry first materialized in 1978.
manhere's a strong tradition of comedy at Bristol, but this was completely dominated by men.
mediocre to say the least and the comedy is contained in simple one-line gags that hardly raise a titter.
But their responsibilities will extend beyond picking a gooey romantic comedy at the local megaplex.
Actor Steve Guttenberg's directorial debut of comic misadventures is a hilarious, pitch black comedy based on James Kirkwood's cult classic novel.
monologueks suggests a dramatic monolog or stand-up comedy routine.
monologueamp; Cheese is a one-hour comedy monolog written and performed by Irish comedian McAleer.
Character Of The Newer Attic Comedy The pieces are of tiresome monotony.
mordant comedy about getting ahead in the corporate world.
The series was nominated for best comedy newcomer at the 2004 British Comedy Awards and was re-commissioned by the BBC.
nudie comedy film, The Adventures Of Lucky Pierre gave the project its title.
oddball comedy that is terrifically well cast.
off-the-wall comedy seemed like a winning formula.
Kay tops TV one-liner poll Peter Kay's ' garlic bread ' catchphrase has been named the best comedy one-liner in British TV history.
operetta scores, Broadway musical comedy and show tunes.
overlong comedy with a few amusing and inspired moments to help it along.
He has worked with all the greats in the comedy pantheon from the late 1940s to the present day.
Musically speaking it's a 20's/30's musical comedy pastiche.
pathological hatred for surreal comedy.
Hulk's diary As with much of the best comedy, there are glimpses of real pathos here.
Philip King was the forerunner of the Whitehall farces and ultimately paved the way for such well loved British comedy as Dad's Army.
performed in comedy venues across the country.
It was therefore lamented that people from minorities remain peripheral to the comedy output on TV and radio.
ADDENDUM The following personages appear in other stories of the Human Comedy.
J. M. Synge's comedy playboy OF THE WESTERN WORLD caused a scandal when it was first performed in 1907.
After opening with a half-decent comedy song, the two launch straight into a double-pronged, yet playful assault on the audience.
More than simply a stand-up, (" A one-man special effect " The Guardian) Rhys is also a prolific comedy playwright.
Town surrounded by be something to a comedy movie hot dogs popcorn.
It was the verbal equivalent of a Norman Wisdom comedy pratfall.
preview screening of Revolver Entertainment's new US Indie comedy SPECIAL.
The hilariously funny Hollywood glamor puss, Joan Rivers was one of the highlights of the 2005 Glasgow International Comedy Festival.
raucous comedy must be the most feminist play of the period.
We are highly reflexive, and we like everything double - humor, parody, satire, jokes, black comedy and so on.
remake of Seventies comedy 10.
US remake for Davis's dark comedy Nighty Night could be the next British comedy hit to be remade for American audiences.
Kicking off is the comedy revue Let's Kick Arts!
You wonder what comedy Utopia people are living in that this gets a rough ride from them.
A comedy movie night cruises from recreating an riverfront.
romantic comedy " Someone Like You.
Peter Quilter's new comedy is a hoot and a holler and a joyous romp from start to finish.
Taking his cues from the crowd, he creates spontaneous comedy routines from nowhere.
The phrase " it's a religious comedy " must have caused Hollywood to have a sacred cow.
Comedy doesn't get much blacker than this savage satire on terrorism.
Comedy Avenue Drives humor to the edge with outrageous news satire.
satirical comedy The Office which took Best New TV Comedy at the British Comedy Awards.
satyr drama relate to comedy and tragedy; how closely was it tied to its tragic trilogy?
His unique mix of experience in comedy writing, editing and technical savvy made him a great fit for the essential co-director's position.
This hugely popular novel set the standard that comedy scriptwriters still unconsciously follow.
Comedy club was OK, balcony seating is not great.
The strangest thing about the gig is that music really does seem to take second fiddle to comedy.
sentimental endings have been perfected by the American Pie series more than any other sex comedy, and Band Camp is no different.
I am also an accomplished broadcaster currently appearing monthly on Radio 4 with my comedy series " The Hysterical Method Of Conception " .
sheaf of dog-eared notes explaining what modules he must complete to graduate from his comedy apprenticeship.
This comedy film will appeal to people who enjoy classic British comedy films, sit-coms and Carry-On style shenanigans.
What is unusual about Howard Read's comedy sidekick?
Mini Smoke is a great sight gag, perfect for comedy, stunts, magic and special effects!
Laverne & Shirley became the first situation comedy ever to hit number one in the weekly ratings with its first airing.
Since 1985 he has improvised sketches and stories with the Comedy Store Players, of which he is a founder-member.
sketch comedy show.
Not many people will risk their lives for a comedy sketch.
A good band, who also did a comedy skit, finalized the event well.
slapstick comedy are silly in the extreme.
slapstick comedy routine, kicking the backside of the hapless fellow in front.
often slow-moving scenes also shifted unconvincingly between stylized comedy to seriousness, for the sake of clunky plot development.
First performed in 1668, MoliÃ¨re's comedy cunningly ridicules the snobbery of the aristocracy and the foolish aspirations of the nouveau riche.
When Educating Archie was first adapted for television, as a comedy special called Here's Archie (BBC, tx.
Peter was always one for making serious situations into a comedy - he never took life seriously, he was too *** free spirited.
Spontaneity (or at least apparent spontaneity (or at least apparent spontaneity) makes comedy seem more magical.
His unique style of thoughtful, uplifting comedy and rampant spontaneity have won him rave reviews and a legion of fans worldwide.
spoof comedy Let the Blood Run Free charted life in St Christopher's Hospital.
stand up comedian, and was a finalist in the 1998 Daily Telegraph New Comedy Awards.
And not just stand-up comedy things, either, but also the hovercraft, the hydraulic sleeve valve and determinism.
He was nominated by the Comedy Store in the category Best live stand-up at the British Comedy Awards.
stand-up comedy, filmed live in Montreal in 2005.
Bruce began stand-up in July 1995 after over a decade of writing for some of Australia's biggest names in comedy.
A comedy cruise Mississippi river steamboat movie stop on the the east coast be hundreds of.
Jasmine Birtles Jasmine manages to mix finance and comedy a kind of laughing stockbroker!
The evening was a mixture of cheeky comedy and seriously sexy strippers each with their own distinctive talents.
My father suffered from a bad stutter, a condition that I mimicked in a 1988 comedy film.
And he refreshingly keeps the message subservient to the comedy.
subversive humor from Channel 4's King of Comedy.
sucker for this kind of sweet romantic comedy.
Cult comedy troop Broken Lizard takes a swipe at the slasher flick, mixing in their own unique sense of humor.
Robbie Williams dressed up like an old-fashioned lady to film a comedy sketch for British TV charity telethon 'Comic Relief ' .
It's not quite a vanity project, but it is the second movie by the Broken Lizard comedy troupe.
tsunami relief comedy DVD has been revealed.
SoI have decided to become a comedy turncoat and deny the splendor of Bill Hicks.
Working in comedy, a very unchristian environment, it was impossible to tell someone that I was going through a religious trauma.
unintentional, horror comedy.
If it rings untrue in any aspect, then it feels as tho the reality is being twisted simply to serve the comedy.
uproarious slice-of-life, fish-out-of-water comedy as crafted by the inimitable creator of What's Michael?
OTT: During commissioning you worked with two esteemed BBC comedy veterans, first Geoffrey Perkins and then Jon Plowman.
wacky comedy in that.
A great comedy routine with a little wager which gets the audience interested!
Rachel Sylvester meets the comedy waiters paid to wreck your evening.
comedy walkabout for the street or corporate event... Scenario's available: * Ugly Tarts - Great arse... shame about the face.
Dave Johns Geordie stand-up comedian, actor and TV warm-up artist Dave Johns, has played all of Britain's leading comedy venues.
For a silly kids ' comedy, this is exceptionally well-made.
If you want constant laughs then get Fawlty Towers; if you want witty, intelligent, mature, thoughtful comedy, get Extras.
Something for everyone A mix of very witty wordplay, physical comedy and musical sketches, the Revue really offers something for everyone.
There are also some extraordinarily tense, suggestive set-pieces, especially in the bleak final half-hour, and much wry comedy.
City comedy tho is predicated not on a nostalgic yearning for past ideal states but on the ' reality ' of urban life.
Comedy was provided by the ever youthful Tony Jones who only has to walk on stage to receive spontaneous laughter from the audience.
zany comedy, dark drama, adverts etc?
He's much better at comedy, and the humorous banter between him and his costars has a nice zing to it.
The prose comedy, El CafÃ© Ã³ la comedic nueva, given at the same theatre six years afterwards, at once became popular.
In the Menaechmi and, as a subordinate incident, in the Amphitruo we have a "comedy of errors."
He was attracted towards domestic tragedy by an irresistible desire to sound the depths of abnormal conflicts between passion and circumstances, to romantic comedy by a strong though not widely varied imaginative faculty, and by a delusion that he was possessed of abundant comic humour.
The map of the world brought upon the stage in Aristophanes' comedy of The Clouds (423 B.C.), whereon a disciple of the Sophists points out upon it the position of Athens and of other places known to the audience, was probably of the popular circular type, which Herodotus (iv.
But it was as a writer of comedy that he was most famous, most productive and most original.