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|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 because more elaborate: 'Tragedy is when
I cut ...
Robert Andrews - 1993 - 1092 pages
|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.|
John Morreall - 1999 - 177 pages
|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.
|We see comedy in just about everything, even when others would judge it wholly |
inappropriate. Second, it reveals a fundamental truth: tragedy is comedy.
Sometimes separated from itself by time. Sometimes when it happens to the other
|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. -
Peter Dickinson, Anne Higgins, Paul Matthew St. Pierre - 2014 - 280 pages
|Another answer is that comedy, unlike tragedy, not only ends well but keeps us |
all at arm's length, never too close to the ... as Aristotle says that tragedy should
for its audiences.9 Comedy records what happens to others, at a safe distance.
|It is often said (for example, in Plato's Symposium) that the opposite of tragedy is |
comedy. It is not. The opposite of tragedy is kitsch.21 The ... of tragedy has
nevertheless been eclipsed. Tragedy remains other, something that happens to
David Rush - 2005 - 299 pages
|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 ...