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The Ancient Comedians and the Influence They Had on Contemporary Theatre

The Ancient Comedians and the Influence They Had on Contemporary Theatre

By Clem Martini
Subjects: Theatre Studies, Playwriting, Non-Fiction / Essays, Comedy
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770912731, 256 pages, December 2014

Description

Nobody invented a sense of humour; that’s inherent. People have always laughed, joked, and shared comic stories. What the ancient Greeks and Romans did, however, was develop ways to express that comic sensibility in the theatre. Useful for those writing comedy for the theatre today, The Ancient Comedians explores the strategies used by the innovators who navigated the terrain thousands of years ago and made their mark on the craft.