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The art of comedy writing, Arthur Asa Berger, (ebook)

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The art of comedy writing
Title
The art of comedy writing
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Asa Berger
Title variation
Comedy writing
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Just as a distinctive literary voice or style is marked by the ease with which it can be parodied, so too can specific aspects of humor be unique. Playwrights, television writers, novelists, cartoonists, and film scriptwriters use many special technical devices to create humor. Just as dramatic writers and novelists use specific devices to craft their work, creators of humorous materials-from the ancient Greeks to today's stand-up comics-have continued to use certain techniques in order to generate humor. In The Art of Comedy Writing, Arthur Asa Berger argues that there are a relatively limited number of techniques-forty-five in all-that humorists employ. Elaborating upon his prior, in-depth study of humor, An Anatomy of Humor, in which Berger provides a content analysis of humor in all forms-joke books, plays, comic books, novels, short stories, comic verse, and essays-The Art of Comedy Writing goes further. Berger groups each technique into four basic categories: humor involving identity such as burlesque, caricature, mimicry, and stereotype; humor involving logic such as analogy, comparison, and reversal; humor involving language such as puns, wordplay, sarcasm, and satire; and finally, chase, slapstick, and speed, or humor involving action. Berger claims that if you want to know how writers or comedians create humor study and analysis of their humorous works can be immensely insightful. This book is a unique analytical offering for those interested in humor. It provides writers and critics with a sizable repertoire of techniques for use in their own future comic creations. As such, this book will be of interest to people inspired by humor and the creative process-professionals in the comedy field and students of creative writing, comedy, literary humor, communications, broadcast/media, and the humanities
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1933-
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Berger, Arthur Asa
Dewey number
808.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Wit and humor
  • Wit and humor
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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The art of comedy writing, Arthur Asa Berger, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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Isbn
9781412835930
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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MWT11647688
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remote
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11647688
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The art of comedy writing, Arthur Asa Berger, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781412835930
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11647688
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11647688
System control number
MWT11647688
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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