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They viewed comedy as simply the "art of reprehension" and made no reference to light and cheerful events or troublesome beginnings and happy endings associated with classical Greek comedy.After the Latin translations of the 12th century, the term comedy thus gained a new semantic meaning in Medieval literature.Mento star Lord Flea, stated in an 1957 interview that he thought that: "West Indians have the best sense of humour in the world.Even in the most solemn song, like Las Kean Fine ["Lost and Can Not Be Found"], which tells of a boiler explosion on a sugar plantation that killed several of the workers, their natural wit and humour shine though." Confucianist Neo-Confucian orthodoxy, with its emphasis on ritual and propriety, has traditionally looked down upon humour as subversive or unseemly.The prevailing types of theories attempting to account for the existence of humour include psychological theories, the vast majority of which consider humour-induced behaviour to be very healthy; spiritual theories, which may, for instance, consider humour to be a "gift from God"; and theories which consider humour to be an unexplainable mystery, very much like a mystical experience.The benign-violation theory, endorsed by Peter Mc Graw, attempts to explain humour's existence.Eighteenth-century German author Georg Lichtenberg said that "the more you know humour, the more you become demanding in fineness." Western humour theory begins with Plato, who attributed to Socrates (as a semi-historical dialogue character) in the Philebus (p.49b) the view that the essence of the ridiculous is an ignorance in the weak, who are thus unable to retaliate when ridiculed.
Each rasa was associated with a specific bhavas portrayed on stage.
Throughout history, comedy has been used as a form of entertainment all over the world, whether in the courts of the Western kings or the villages of the Far East.
Both a social etiquette and a certain intelligence can be displayed through forms of wit and sarcasm.
The resources will only add to the experience of seeing the show, and can be explored before or after being part of the audience. The GCTC Prologue Series is back for another year of exciting discussions that take us into the creative process of the plays on our stage.
The Prologue Series is free to the public and will take place before the second preview of each production at pm in the GCTC lobby.