Comedy

The Improv Book : Improvisation for Theatre, Comedy, Education and Life  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Dec. 8, 2016
The Improv Book : Improvisation for Theatre, Comedy, Education and Life

The Improv Book : Improvisation for Theatre, Comedy, Education and Life
by Alison Goldie
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1783191805 | 300 Pages | ePUB/mobi | 2.64 MB

A smart, witty and accessible guide to the rewarding and joyful practice of improvisation.

The New Comedy of Greece and Rome (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by leonardo78 at March 7, 2016
The New Comedy of Greece and Rome (Repost)

The New Comedy of Greece and Rome by Richard L. Hunter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press | 1985 | ISBN: 0521316529 | 196 pages | PDF | 7,3 MB

In writing this book on the plays of New Comedy the author's aim is to fill a gap in the existing literature by concentrating on what one might look for in watching and reading these plays and why such an exercise might be pleasurable. The social comedy of Menander, Plautus and Terence provided a style of comic drama which was to prove the root of all subsequent western comedy.

Jeffrey Henderson - The Maculate Muse: Obscene Language in Attic Comedy [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rotten comics at Feb. 23, 2016
Jeffrey Henderson - The Maculate Muse: Obscene Language in Attic Comedy [Repost]

Jeffrey Henderson - The Maculate Muse: Obscene Language in Attic Comedy
1991 | ISBN: 0195066855 | English | 288 pages | PDF | 15 MB
Bruce G. Hallenbeck - Comedy-Horror Films: A Chronological History, 1914-2008 [Repost]

Bruce G. Hallenbeck - Comedy-Horror Films: A Chronological History, 1914-2008
2009 | ISBN: 0786433329 | English | 255 pages | PDF | 4 MB

The Hidden Tools of Comedy: The Serious Business of Being Funny  

Posted by free4magazines at Oct. 6, 2015
The Hidden Tools of Comedy: The Serious Business of Being Funny

The Hidden Tools of Comedy: The Serious Business of Being Funny
Language: English | EPUB | ISBN-10: 1615931406 | 2013 | 280 pages | 0.9 MB

While other books give you tips on how to “write funny,” this book offers a paradigm shift in understanding the mechanics and art of comedy, and the proven, practical tools that help writers translate that understanding into successful, commercial scripts. The Hidden Tools of Comedy unlocks the unique secrets and techniques of writing comedy. Kaplan deconstructs sequences in popular films and TV that work and don’t work, and explains what tools were used (or should have been used).
Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema

Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema by Deborah Jermyn
English | Feb. 15, 2009 | ISBN: 1845117719 | 269 Pages | PDF | 6 MB

The ultimate guide to contemporary romantic comedy, Falling in Love Again offers a timely new assessment of this hugely popular phenomenon.
A Concept of Dramatic Genre and the Comedy of a New Type: Chess, Literature, and Film by V. Ulea

A Concept of Dramatic Genre and the Comedy of a New Type: Chess, Literature, and Film by V. Ulea
English | Dec. 16, 2002 | ISBN: 0809324520 | 216 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Applying systems theory to the comedies of Chekhov, Balzac, Kleist, Moliere, and Shakespeare, A Concept of Dramatic Genre and the Comedy of a New Type: Chess, Literature, and Film approaches dramatic genre from the point of view of the degree of richness and strength of a character’s potential.
The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom--The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How To" Guide (Repost)

The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom–The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How To" Guide by Judy Carter
English | 2001 | ISBN: 0743201256 | 167 Pages | DJVU | 2 MB

Judy Carter, guru to aspiring comedy writers and stand-up comics, tells all about the biz of being funny and writing funny in this bright, entertaining, and totally practical guide on how to draw humor from your life and turn it into a career.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writing (repost)  

Posted by interes at Nov. 2, 2014
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writing (repost)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Comedy Writing by James Mendrinos
English | 2004 | ISBN: 1592572316 | 352 pages | PDF | 5,9 MB

Comedy is serious business-and serious money. In this guide, comedian, writer, and teacher Jim Mendrinos explains the principles of comedy and how to apply them to forms from stand-up to sitcoms-including fiction, film, speeches, articles, essays, and more. He also includes exercises designed to hone the craft, break through writer's block, and tailor a piece to its intended audience.

Menander, New Comedy and the Visual  

Posted by interes at Nov. 1, 2014
Menander, New Comedy and the Visual

Menander, New Comedy and the Visual (Cambridge Classical Studies) by Antonis K. Petrides
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1107068436 | 368 pages | PDF | 2,2 MB

This book argues that New Comedy has a far richer performance texture than has previously been recognised. Offering close readings of all the major plays of Menander, it shows how intertextuality - the sustained dialogue of New Comedy performance with the diverse ideological, philosophical, literary and theatrical discourses of contemporary polis culture - is crucial in creating semantic depth and thus offsetting the impression that the plots are simplistic love stories with no political or ideological resonances.