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...

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...

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...