THE COMMEDY OF MANNERS

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THE COMEDY OF MANNERS
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• What is “commedy”
• Comedy of manners in England
• The most important playwrights
• The way of the world
What is “commedy”
• The term comes from Greek “κωμωδία”,komodia
• The aim is any humorous discourse to amuse.
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Its characteristics are:
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Happy ending
Choral singing
Derision
A reference to sexuality
• It starts with a prologue, recited by characters to introduce
initial situation
Comedy of manners in England
• Comedy of Manners developed in England between the 1685 and the
1700, thanks to the king Charles II
• Its aim: it satarizes the social classes of Nobility and Aristocrazy
• It criticizes people’s manners of: speech, behavior and relationships
• The themes were:
 Materialistic nature
 Hypolitical existence
 Gossip of everyday life
The most important playwrights
• William Shakespeare: “Much Ado about Nothing”
• William Wychrley: “The Country Wife” (1675)
• William Congreve: “The Way of the World” (1700)
• Oliver Goldsmith: “She Stoops to Conquer” (1773)
• Richard Brinsley Sheridan: “The Rivals” (1775)
“The School for Scandals” (1777)
The way of the world
• It was written in the 1700 by William Congreve
• The protagonists are the two levers:
 Mirabell (mira-bell He who is beautiful to see him)
 Millamant (mill-amant She who has a lot of lovers)
Work by:
RIVETTI GIULIA
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