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2. Getting physical

2. Getting physical  

Matthew Bevis

in Comedy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778131
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601714.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199601714
There is one word that is always associated with comedy: laughter. What does laughter do to us? ‘Getting physical’ considers comedy as a mode through which we organize our knowledge of the ... More
1. In the beginning …

1. In the beginning …  

Matthew Bevis

in Comedy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778131
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601714.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199601714
‘In the beginning…’ examines the likely origins of comedy and asks: when was it born? The etymological roots of the word hint at obscure origins. Comedy can offer us reassurance. In Ancient ... More
Comedy: A Very Short Introduction

Comedy: A Very Short Introduction  

Matthew Bevis

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778131
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601714.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199601714
Comedy: A Very Short Introduction studies written forms of comedy such as prose fiction, poetry, caricatures, and cartoons. There are also performance forms of comedy such as ... More

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