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Symbolism

Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century art movement of French, Russian and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts. In literature, the style had its beginnings with the publication Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of…

Slapstick

Slapstick comedy’s history is measured in centuries. Shakespeare incorporated many chase scenes and beatings into his comedies, such as in his play The Comedy of Errors. Building on its later popularity in the nineteenth and…

Sentimental Comedy

Dallas Baptist University Excellent explanation of Sentimental Comedy for the theatre, offering several examples of the genre throughout historiy. Theatre Database Useful essay by playwright Oliver Goldsmith (She Stoops To Conquer) attacking sentimental comedy. Last…

Satire

Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government or society…

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