Monthly Archives: mars 2012

Nonliterary storytelling in Vulgar Comedy

Tweet Theatre started from the need and the lust of telling stories (See HERE). Maybe even before our language was fully developed (See more HERE). We can anyway be sure that theatre was played long before we started to write … Read the rest of this entry

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Physical Theatre in Vulgar Comedy

Tweet It is not just because Vulgar Comedy originally played for an audience that could not read that most of it is based on a physical, visual theatre. It has more to do about effectiveness in the storytelling. Just like … Read the rest of this entry

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A definition of Low Comedy

Tweet What is considered “low” in comedy is when we laugh at basic things like life and death. Funny sex, insults, excrement, violence, gluttony, social rebellion and so on are expressions of the comical side of life and death. While … Read the rest of this entry

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Low Comedy in Vulgar Comedy (Part 1)

Tweet Well, just as the name Vulgar Comedy indicates it is also vulgar, in both senses, obscene or crude and popular. That it is also called low has to do with the fact that the Church and the elite has … Read the rest of this entry

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Low Comedy in Vulgar Comedy (Part 2)

Tweet But except from that about “the material-bodily lower” (See PART 1), Mikhail Bakhtin also states that common people at the time neither trusted seriousness nor people who were serious. They were a threat since the only ones that benefited … Read the rest of this entry

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Early religion

Tweet As an example of how religion and the relations between gods and the people (HERE I’ve written about the impact it made in Scandinavian theatre) has changed we can study the story about Noah and the deluge. The first … Read the rest of this entry

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Lust in Vulgar Comedy

Tweet I would say that lust is the most important component in Vulgar Comedy and that it is what combines all genres that it includes. As I have stated before, it was lust – the lust for telling stories, for … Read the rest of this entry

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