In Drama, we have been studying comedy and what kind of techniques we can use to make it funny and realistic.
It is presumed that comedy started in ancient greece, somewhere in the 5th century. The Aristophanes are Known as the foremost of old comedy. A fairly big amount of comedies had a very weak storyline, therefore the comedy he wrote were simple, and comprehensible. It had all sorts of different kinds of humour. They sometimes made jokes and mocked a few politicians. It was based on your everyday life routine and situations.
In the Medieval period, people in churches tried to maintain all kinds of aspects of comedy to a minimum.
Shakespeare was one of the most well known comedy script writer. Shakespeare is well known for creating some really famous scripts such as Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and loads more. Moreover he has also written a few comedy scripts. Nowadays we see comedy as just something we laugh at and enjoy, but in the renaissance period comedy was that had a strong ending. Commedia dell’arte from Italy was a very famous kind of comedy in which people used a mask for their performance.
Melodramatic comedy was very focused on embellishment and exaggeration. It originated somewher in the 18th century. It still occurs within movies, televison shows and ect. In melodrama, there certain kind of characters that usually existed within melodrama, such as accompany, heroin, hero and a villain.
In Circus comedy one of the most famous kinds of character are clowns, it originated somewher in the middle ages. There such clowns as Arlecchino, usually portrayed by the most famous performer, white faces the ones with the highest status and Auguste the clowns with the lowest status.
Cinematic comedy is nowadays considered pretty old because it mainly appeared in old movies. Given that cinematic required more of a gesture and visual kind of action rather than scripts it was very suitable for silent films.