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Bergson"s theory of the comic in the light of English comedy

Louise Mathewson

Bergson"s theory of the comic in the light of English comedy

by Louise Mathewson

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Published in Lincoln .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bergson, Henri, 1859-,
  • Comedy.,
  • English drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 26-27.

    Statementby Louise Mathewson.
    SeriesUniversity of Nebraska studies in language, literature, and criticism., no. 5
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1922 .M3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination27, [1] p.
    Number of Pages27
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6649813M
    LC Control Number22024116
    OCLC/WorldCa2221742

    This complete text of “Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of Comic” by Henri Bergson is in the public domain. Interested to get the book? Try Amazon. This page has been created by Philipp Lenssen. Page last updated on April Complete book. Authorama - Classic Literature, free of copyright. About. Henri Bergson (–) was one of the most famous and influential French philosophers of the late 19th century-early 20th century. Although his international fame reached cult-like heights during his lifetime, his influence decreased notably after the second World War.

    laughter an essay on the meaning of the comic by henri bergson member of the institute professor at the college de france authorised translation by cloudesley brereton l. es l. (paris), m.a. (cantab) and fred rothwell b.a. (london) translators' preface this work, by professor bergson, has been revised in detail by the.   The girls walked like a model (Sheldon checks Amy's ankle)- The Big Bang Theory S6x11 - Duration: paaaaammmmmiiiieeeee 3,, views.

    Henri Bergson was a major French philosopher, and one of his published works was “Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic.” Part of his position was that we laugh at people when they engage in automatism. Meaning, they keep doing what they are doing, like a machine would, and are unable to adapt Read more A drunk demonstrates Henri Bergson’s theory of laughter. Henri Bergson was one of the most famous and influential French philosophers of the late 19th century-early 20th century. Although his international fame reached cult-like heights during his lifetime, his influence decreased notably after the second World War.4/5.


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Bergson"s theory of the comic in the light of English comedy by Louise Mathewson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Mathewson, Louise, "Bergson's Theory of the Comic in the Light of English Comedy" (). University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. From Plato onward many of the world's greatest thinkers have attempted to tell the meaning of laughter.

It is not surprising that the thing has proved alluring, for whereas a true theory of laughter might add little to our enjoyment of the comic; it would, nevertheless, help us to understand the nature of life and mind.

But although laughter is perhaps the lightest of human Author: Louise Mathewson. Bergson's theory of the comic in the light of English comedy. Lincoln, (OCoLC) Named Person: Henri Bergson: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Louise Mathewson.

The first third or so of this course was spent discussing some major philosophical theories of humor (Hobbes, Kant, Bergson) and watching silent slapstick comedy shorts. Knowing that devoting a solid block of class to silent cinema came with the danger of alienating students, I also spiced things up by showing a lot of contemporary YouTube videos in class.

Bergson's essay looks at comedy within a wider field of vision, focusing on laughter and on what makes us laugh. His study examines comic characters and comic acts, comedy in literature and in children's games, comedy as high art and base entertainment, to develop a psychological and philosophers theory of the mainsprings of comedy.4/4(3).

General facts on the comic. Bergson begins to note three facts on the comic: the comic is strictly a human phenomenon.

A landscape cannot be a source of laughter, and when humans make fun of animals, it is often because they recognize some human behaviour in them. Man is not only a being that can laugh, but also a being that is a source of laughter.

Like many before him the idea of humor and laughter was “no laughing matter” for there was and likely still is wonderment about it. Bergson found a “common ground” regarding humor, the comic, and laughter in his essay titled Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic.

And so, let us take a pass through the early s and. The second two criteria for comedy, that it be mechanical and inherently human, are delineated by Henri Bergson in his essay "Laughter". His theory revolves around a basic axiom, that the laughable element consists of a mechanical inelasticity, just where one would expect adaptability and flexibility.

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In a similar sense, so too is Koestler’s theory of comedy. For Koestler laughter is a complex reflex which is a part of the whole domain of creativity. Buy Laughter an Essay on the Meaning of the Comic by Bergson, Henri Louis (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low /5(11). I have begun reading Henri Bergson’s Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic, found here. This is the first post in a series exploring this text.

I’ll probably move between different methods of analyzing as I write. The other posts will be found in the “categories” tab under “Bergson.” You can learn more. Henry Bergson’s Laughter is a collection of three essays. Bergson begins the work with a brief introduction in which he clarifies that his aim is not to define “comic” as a term, but rather to better understand the role of comedy in human life and how it relates to the individual and societal imagination.

Get this book in print. AbeBooks; HENRI BERGSON human idea imagination impression individual instance inversion JosiaH ROYCE kind Labiche language laugh laughable laughter light comedy living logic look ludicrous Mary Whiton Calkins matter meaning mechanical mental method mind mock-heroic Moliere's Page 23 - A deformity that may become /5(3).

As a result, the author's thesis that laughter derives from "the mechanical encrusted upon the living" is at once somewhat dated and limiting.

A reader wishes more distinctions between "comedy" and "laughter" (since many of the most revered comedies, from Shakespeare to Keaton, no longer provoke laughter from their modern audiences)/5(15). Henri-Louis Bergson () was a major French philosopher, influential in the first half of the twentieth century.

In Felix Alcan published a work which had previously appeared in the Revue de Paris, entitled Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic (Le Rire), one of the most important of Bergson's minor productions/5(11). In Bergson’s comic theory, it is the “puppet effect”: “It is comic every disposition of acts and happenings, inserted one in the other, that gives us life’s illusion and the decisive sensation of a mechanical order.” Larry (Michael Stuhlbarg), the protagonist, gives the spectator the sensation of being a puppet, or better, a victim.

It begins by noting a peculiar omission in comic theory: "For centuries, no comic writer ever ignored medieval comic modes but critical theorists and commentators surely did" (). Learn about this topic in these articles: comedy theory.

In comedy: Bergson’s and Meredith’s theories comedy in his essay “Laughter,” which deals directly with the spirit of contradiction that is basic both to comedy and to n’s central concern is with the opposition of the mechanical and the living; stated in its most general terms, his thesis holds that the comic.

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Henri Bergson’s most popular book is Matter and Memory. Henri Bergson — LaughterGeorge Meredith — An Essay on ComedyIntroduction & Appendix on The Meanings of Comedy by Wylie Sypher Laughter is a mystery—a mystery which defines man.

Brought together in this volume are two classic studies of the nature of laughter and comedy. The great French philosopher Henri Bergson develops, in "Laughter," a profound psychological and philisophic theory .