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|A dearly loved dog or cat might be different. But can the death of an animal ever |
be tragic? Let us keep things, as we say, in proportion. 'Comedy is tragedy that
happens to other people', writes Angela Carter. Mel Brooks's version is funnier ...
|LENNY BRUCE (1925-66), U.S. satirical comedian. The Essential Lenny Bruce, •|
Performing and the Art of Comedy" led. by John Cohen, 1967). 7 Comedy is
tragedy that happens to other people. ANGELA CARTER (1940-92), Brilish
|A comic tale of the tangled fortunes of two theatrical families, the Hazards and the Chances. It contains as many sets of twins and mistaken identities as any Shakespeare comedy, and celebrates the magic of over a century of show business.|
|Bruce, Lenny The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it... try |
to fake three laughs in an hour -- ha ha ha ha ha -- they'll take you away, man.
You can't. - Bruce, Lenny Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people. -
|QuotationsBook.com. Midnight, and the clock strikes. It is Christmas Day, the |
werewolves birthday, the door of the solstice still wide enough open to let them
all slink through. - Carter, Angela Comedy is tragedy that happens to other
|They become isolated from others, who, after all, also suffer. If tragic heroes ... |
Humorist Will Rogers quipped that everything is funny if it happens to the other
person. ... In comedy there is misfortune, war, and the other ills found in tragedy.
|A special kind of humor-we-ought-not-laugh-at-but-do is the situation that's funny |
only when it happens to the other guy. When Pete Lillo ... We see comedy in just
about everything, even when others would judge it wholly inappropriate. Second
... Comedy and tragedy are very close kin, and there are only these two things
separating them from each other: time, and who is at the receiving end. There are
|He explains that his intention was to consider the tragedy of freedom as |
contrasted with the tragedy of fate, 'notwithstanding the danger of updating
classical tragedy'.7 WhaHn fact happens in this play, however, is that Sartre
metamorphoses an ... '8 The 'essential component' he is referring to is our
relationship with other people which, as the play shows, can be one of reciprocal
hostility, a battle of wills ...
|I wished to take precautions, according to your advice, so that I might have |
nothing to fear from you or from other people, whatever might happen. You are
going to Nice, are you not?" "I shall go wherever you go." "Not at all; just listen to
|Aristotle spoke very little about it, except to say that, while tragedy shows us |
people "above us," comedy shows us people who are "below us. ... Some critics
have tried to solve this conundrum by saying that "tragedy is what happens to me;
comedy is what happens to you. ... When we watch a tragedy, we somehow
empathize with the tragic hero; on the other hand, comedy often requires us to
stand apart ...