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An incisive, witty and comprehensive textbook that looks at the many genres of comedy from silent film onwards. Covering film, televison and radio it is not only up-to-date but also provides full historical context. It focuses on all of the key issues studied on university courses.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. List of illustrations
  2. p. vi
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. p. vii
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  1. Dedication
  2. p. viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. Part I: Comedy forms
  1. 1. Silent film comedy
  2. pp. 23-44
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  1. 2. Early sound film comedy
  2. pp. 45-64
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  1. 3. The romantic comedy film
  2. pp. 65-80
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  1. 4. Radio comedy
  2. pp. 81-99
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  1. 5. Television comedy
  2. pp. 100-129
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  1. 6. Comedy and genre boundaries
  2. pp. 130-148
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  1. 7. Animated comedy
  2. pp. 149-170
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  1. Part II: Themes, effects and impact of comedy
  1. 8. Comedy, gender and sexuality
  2. pp. 173-206
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  1. 9. Comedy and cultural value: from bad taste to gross-out
  2. pp. 207-230
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  1. 10. Comedy, race and ethnicity
  2. pp. 231-253
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  1. Conclusion: ‘You had to be there’
  2. pp. 254-258
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  1. Appendix: Writing an undergraduate essay about comedy in film, television or radio
  2. pp. 259-260
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  1. Select bibliography
  2. pp. 261-272
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 273-279
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781526130525
Related ISBN(s)
9780719083143, 9780719083150
MARC Record
OCLC
1085659489
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-05
Language
English
Open Access
No
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