50 Hilarious Slapstick Resources

50 Hilarious Slapstick Resources

While the origins of slapstick humour are most commonly associated with the highly physical Italian Commedia dell’Arte in the 16th to 18th centuries, there is evidence of the form existing earlier in Roman Atellan farces. The wooden paddle used to whack characters in Commedia dell’Arte performances became the name for this form of comedy. Its…

Parody

Parody

A parody (also called spoof, send-up or lampoon), in use, is an imitative work created to imitate, or comment on and trivialize an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of satiric or ironic imitation. Dallas Baptist University Excellent explanation of the ingredients of Parody in the theatre, offering examples…