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The Frogs, by Artisophanes, Cambridge Greek Play, 2013
Lysistrata, by Aristophanes, Greek Plays - The Open University, 2013; YouTube
Lysistrata, by Artisophanes (adapted / directed by Malcolm Tulip) University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Department of Theatre and Drama, 2000; production poster

Ancient Greek Comedy

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Moliere, Comedy of Manners / Social Satire
The Misanthrope, by Moliere, Translated by Richard Wilbur, BareFoot Productions, Michigan, USA, 2016
The Misanthrope, by Moliere, Bell Shakespeare and Griffin Theatre Company production, Australia, 2018 (at the Playhouse Theatre, Sydney Opea House; production photo; from Limelight Magazine review, by Jo Lilson

Comedy of Manners

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Commedia del'Arte

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Farce, The Drama Teacher (Genres and Styles), Justin Cash, 2020.
Ray Clooney's Six Rules of Farce, article from the Telegraph, UK, 2014; Plot, Character, Rewriting, Casting, Time and Intelligence

Farce

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Satire versus Parody, ENGL 337 Video Project, 2017; definitions and examples
Miss Herbertson's English Class, lesson on the definition of Satire, 2018
Saturday Night Live, High School Musical 4, 2013; satirical comedy sketch

Satire in Theatre

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Slapstick in Theatre

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the actors are performing on stage in front of bookshelves
Homepage - Art For All
an old drawing of a clown standing in front of a mirror with his arms outstretched
French Farce: 15 Meticulous Conventions And Other Important Facts | The Drama Teacher
Farce, The Drama Teacher (Genres and Styles), Justin Cash, 2020.
an older man is serving tea to two women at a table with cups and saucers on it
Ray Cooney's six rules of farce
Ray Clooney's Six Rules of Farce, article from the Telegraph, UK, 2014; Plot, Character, Rewriting, Casting, Time and Intelligence
a man is laying on the floor next to a trunk with a glass in it
Tips for Directing a Farce- Fast, Clear, Clean, and Articulate Equals Funny
Tips for Directing a Farce- Fast, Clear, Clean, and Articulate Equals Funny, article by Paul Mroczka, 2015; Broadway Educators What’s the trick in doing a farce and where do many directors fall short? In essence it has to do with the timing, but within that word “timing” are a multitude of elements.
five people standing on stage with one woman covering her eyes and the other man holding his nose
Farce is everywhere on stage – but why?
Farce is everywhere on stage, but why? Article from The Guardian, Mark Lawson, 2012
people standing around in front of a stage with the caption'the guardian '
John Cleese: how to write the perfect farce
John Cleese: how to write the perfect farce, Article from The Guardian, John Cleese, 2017
a man laying on top of a wooden bench with snow flakes all over him
Bunk bed disaster - Peter Pan Goes Wrong: Preview - BBC One
Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre; Bunk Bed Disaster Scene
three people standing in front of bunk beds with one person on the other side and another man holding his head
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Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Mischeif Theatre, Australian Tour, (Arts Theatre Melbourne), 2018; theatrical trailer
the poster for peter pan goes wrong
Peter Pan Goes Wrong Tickets | Lyric Theatre London
Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre at the Apollo Theatre, West End, London, 2017
a group of people standing on top of each other in front of a stage set
Madcap fun
Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre, 2018, Australian Tour (Melbourne); theatre review by Andrew Fuhrmann, Herald Sun Peter Pan Goes Wrong is a madcap pantomime, a farce in the style of Noises Off and a Pythonesque dream. Incredibly, it’s also an involving drama, as the performers break character just as they break everything else.
the 39 steps movie poster with two men jumping over suitcases in front of them
London Journal 6: What is The 39 Steps?
The 39 Steps, by Patrick Barlow (Hitchcock), Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus, London, 2006
three men in suits and hats are standing on stage with two other men sitting down
The 39 Steps Trailer (West End 2009)
The 39 Steps, by Patrick Barlow (Hitchcock), West End London, 2009; theatrical trailer
three men and a woman in hats stand behind a steering wheel while one man looks at the camera
The 39 Steps - Promotional Video
The 39 Steps, Adapted by Patrick Barlow (Alfred Hitchcock) HIT Productions, Australia's Premier Theatre Touring Company, 2013 - 2014
the 39 steps by samuel finch illustrated by patrick balllow, author of the 39 steps
THE 39 STEPS by John Buchan at Playhouse 2
The 39 Steps, by Patrick Barlow (Hitchcock); production poster
a group of people that are standing up in front of a window with red curtains
Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Delivers the Comedy Goods for Nashville Audiences
BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Delivers the Comedy Goods for Nashville Audiences