Comedy High and Low An Introduction Maurice Charney
Comedy High and Low: An Introduction to the Experience of Comedy by Maurice Charney explores the nature of performed comedy, on the stage or in a movie --from its popular roots to the major aspects of comic theory.
There are fifteen black and white illustrations.
The wide ranging approach of the author includes discussions of language and rhetoric, character and structure, the distinguishing forms of comedy (farce, burlesque, manners, satire, tragic farce and festive comedy) and "the seven aspects of the comic hero."
This paperback book is in fair condition with firm binding if wearing at the cover; there are no marks or tears, and very slight shelf wear except for the white back cover.
The book measures 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/4 inches by 1/2 inch and has 203 pages.