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Studies in American Humor
"Studies in American Humor publishes articles on topics, themes, practices, practitioners, and media across the wide spectrum of American humor, past and present, for an audience made up primarily of scholars and students in the humanities, especially literary and cultural studies. The journal values new transnational and interdisciplinary approaches as well as traditional critical and historical humanities scholarship"
The Birth of Comedy by
Call Number: PA3161 .B57 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-31
"Aside from the well-known plays of Aristophanes, many of the comedies of ancient Greece are known only through fragments and references written in Greek. Now a group of distinguished scholars brings these nearly lost works to modern readers with lively English translations of the surviving texts. The Birth of Comedy brings together a wealth of information on the first three generations of Western comedy."
Reflecting the Audience by
Publication Date: 2001-10-01
"This work begins to fill a large gap in theatre studies: the lack of any comprehensive study of 19th-century British theatre audiences. In an attempt to bring some order to the enormous amount of available primary material, Jim Davis and Victor Emeljanow focus on London from 1840 to 1880."
Modern Britain: A Social History, 1750-2011 by
Publication Date: 2012-04-10
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Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies by
Publication Date: 2013-02-12
"Stagestruck traces the making of a vibrant French theater industry between the reign of Louis XIV and the French Revolution. During this era more than eighty provincial and colonial cities celebrated the inauguration of their first public playhouses. These theaters emerged as the most prominent urban cultural institutions in prerevolutionary France, becoming key sites for the articulation and contestation of social, political, and racial relationships."
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Publication Date: 2015-11-24
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Philosophy of Humor
"Although most people value humor, philosophers have said little about it, and what they have said is largely critical. Three traditional theories of laughter and humor are examined, along with the theory that humor evolved from mock-aggressive play in apes. Understanding humor as play helps counter the traditional objections to it and reveals some of its benefits, including those it shares with philosophy itself."
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